You two are still in that stage of figuring out how you really feel for each other, sure. But if a guy likes you and he’s sure of it, he’d show it to you through simple yet sincere affectionate touches or embraces.
If you have been special to him all along, he wouldn’t mind being seen close to you. Your personal bubble will provide a little space to that special someone you want to be with, and you’re ready for that. But if he’s obviously keeping a safe distance and doesn’t want to be that very close to you, then you should know what it is.