Originally Posted by XYZ123
I think the "I don't need anything and I just want to love you for being you" approach is sweet....but I also think it's a little bit of a cop out (if you'll excuse me on this). I'm sure he knew what you meant, or at least had some idea what you meant by the question. Explain to him what you're trying to do and what you have listed and then ask again. Communication is a two way street.
I felt a bit frustrated by his reaction as well. I was clear what I meant and he agreed that he would think about it and jot some things down.