Simply a catch-all for the often maddening overflow
He probably does think it. If you are like me, you have a partner who isn't into verbalizing, so you kind of have to force them into it. I have gotten to the point where I will take a repeated comment from myself from my partner. Example: I will say, "You know you love my ass. Admit it. You adore my ass." At this point she usually says, "You're right, I've always thought you had a nice butt." Hey, you take it however you can get it.