This is a tough one. He may just mean that you are someone that rates high in his book, not literally, of favorite people. That's a compliment. If he is saying that instead of "I love you" and you have been in a relationship for sometime, he's not willing to commit. If he is saying it to you and you've only been dating for two weeks, he wants sex... Ask him exactly what he means by special.. Only he can give you the answer to this question but be prepared to hear something that you may not want to....