Hello BlueeBird, and a warm welcome to the site.
When two meet they obviously have baggage from the past, sometimes it may be good, while other times not so good, but with a new person and you have a 'massive empath' you're looking for someone who understands how you are feeling, console you when needed and enjoy the good times together, but if he is in denial of having any baggage that may or may not be a good time.
At the moment he's there to help you with what may be troubling you, that's good, but for you to know exactly how he feels not only about himself and what he is not telling you may be OK at the moment, but the longer the relationship goes on, these problems will slowly surface and take you by survive, only wishing he had told you much earlier.
Try and ask him about his previous relationships and why they ended, and if by chance he keeps blaming his previous partners for their breakup then that's a warning sign, especially if the two of you love doing the same thing.
I wonder whether he's genuine and agreeing with you just to have another partner or whether he does actually love you.
I haven't spoken about your past but will if you can get back to us.