Yeah I understand you wanting to find out if your feelings and his feelings are correct! and yes you should perhaps find out, otherwise it will always be in your mind - if only, or what if?
The same went for me with the guy I met on holiday, I think everyone thought it wouldn't pan out, but I had to find that out for myself.
I think the point I and some others are trying to make is, be careful, I know it is hard, but try not to build your hopes up too much, keep realistic, you don't REALLY know him.
I'm like you romantic, are you a Cancer by any chance?
See what happens, if it is meant to be it will be, that is what I believe anyway.
Just stay focused on thinking he MAY not turn out as perfect as you thought, but if he does then that is a bonus.
Best of luck