You are on a break.
That is what couples do when they are not suitable for each other. Get back, and there will only be another break.
A break means "goodbye". The two of you have subconsciously already decided this relationship isn't going to work, but just consciously hate to admit it and give the find "let-go".
No one is emotionally ready to make a lasting relationship work until they have been living on their own, totally self-supporting for at LEAST 5 years. You are not ready yet, and you recognize this although you may not recognize why.
As for him "taking care of you", that is NOT a good sign. He treats you like a child, and subconsciously you see him as a substitute parent ..a safe haven. Sooner or later, you would HAVE to rebel against him and leave him, because you got into it before you WERE a full adult (that 5-year thing, again).
And the bigger problem about this is that we stop growing and we become afraid of life, of taking care of ourselves. Which means that when the relationship problems hit (and all relationships have problems), fear can keep you from leaving a relationship if it goes toxic.
As for love .. love is not an emotion, not how you feel with them, not an attachment. These are all selfish emotions that actually carry within them the potential to destroy the relationship.
Love can only happen when we are already happy, whole and complete within ourselves. So that we accept the other, flaws and all .. .Love is a decision and an action. It is staying gentle and respectful even when terribly hurt or angry with our spouse, for instance.
You say you love him deeply .. but that sounds like an emotion rather than an action ... in which case it is just what YOU get out of the relationship that you love. Which is what we ALL do when we are young, and what many continue to do for the rest of their life. Many people never learn how to give love .. they are only concerned about what they get out of it.
For one so young, you seem to have a really good head on your shoulders. Right now it is natural and normal to NOT want to settle down. The more someone young feels compelled TO settle down, the more it is out of neediness and the more this will poison the relationship.
So you don't want to settle down now.
Someday you will .. but that is not today.
Reading the other answers ... do NOT look for a "soulmate". Psychologists will warn you that the stronger the attraction/chemistry is at the start, the more violent the conflicts will be once the infatuation stage has died out.
"Soulmates" is a term from ancient yogic philosopy about two souls who are mates for many lifetimes, in order to accelerate spiritual growth .. giving up on everything, including romantic love, to turn ONLY to God for happiness. And so this concept describes two people who are immediately and obsessively drawn to each other, then once the honeymoon is over, they proceed to make each other utterly miserable, but are too addicted to break up so they spend their entire life being miserable together.
Sounds a lot to me like what the psychologists are saying .. at least in terms of outcome.