saying I love you pt. 2

Earlier I posted that I was scared of saying I love you to my boyfriend in fear of losing him. After consideration and thinking about the advice I got on <a href="">Eve</a>, I decided to tell him on New Years <a href="">Eve</a>. We spent the entire night together and it was really good. When I went to bring it up, i asked how much he liked me and how he felt about me and he said he "like me some" and then upon seeing my reaction he said he "likes me plenty" and "likes me a lot." So I didn't say it. I don't know how I feel about that. I love him and I want him to know I love him and I also know it's not about hearing it back, but I can't tell him if that's how he feels about me, right? What do you think?