It would be slightly odd to meet an avoidant who has a really healthy relationship with his parents. This is never a compliment. But there are some things you can try.
It's simply that he values space and independence above all else, which can be an issue in a relationship. Final words: If you notice that your partner is emotionally distant all the time most probably he or she has problems with building intimacy and cannot feel real happiness in their relationships. In fact, I believe dating the right type of avoidant can actually lead to a forever relationship.