"This new guy you’re dating sounds like someone you’re intrigued with and would like to see developing into more than “just friends.” ......
If you’re truly interested in cultivating a relationship beyond friendship with him, then the only way to accomplish this is for you to take the lead and directly express your interest and desires either verbally or through a kiss or some other affectionate gesture that breaks away from the purely “friendship behaviors” that have been exhibited thus far.
Only you can decide if that’s what’s right for you; but if you do choose to let him know how you truly feel, I’d do it quickly!
Don’t let anymore time pass by! The more time that the two of you invest in each other functioning as you are now, the more your relationship will be defined as “just friends” because any romantic chemistry that existed will diminish over time and he will only view you through the lens of being a pal.