I've been with this girl for 2 years now. Got to say it's been great for me because I actually love her and I have a feeling she does reciprocate those same sentiments. We moved in together at the end of last year and socially, we are fine. We are both earning our lives well and I even brought her to meet my parents, which is something I rarely ever do unless I am serious about someone.
The thing is though, that I am always the one buying gifts or treating her to surprises. Valentine's day, New Year's eve, date nights, birthday presents, holiday trips, even once at Christmas...you name the occasions. I have always made it a point to please her with something nice. And she LOVES it. The opposite though cannot be said of her. The most she has done is inviting -without me knowing- my closest friends over for my birthday party last year, which to be honest was pretty good. Aside from that, no sweet letter, no little present, nothing. I am starting to get the impression that this relationship might just be a one-sided thing. My assumption is that I see many other couples using those little displays of affection as an intimate and material way to show each other love. All this prompted me to question things internally.
How do I expose those feelings of mine to her without sounding needy of some reciprocated love or flat out stupid?