Words of love so soft and tender won't win a girls heart anymore
December 8, 2011 10:04 AM Subscribe
Tell me some really touching, emotional, and meaningful ways someone has told (not shown) you they love you and how much they care about you without just saying "I love you".
posted by gwenlister to Human Relations (92 answers total) 107 users marked this as a favorite
The words "I love you" are very powerful and meaningful on their own, without question. My partner and I tell each other "I love you" many times a day and we mean it every time we say it. However I am worried that it is starting to sound stale or less meaningful simply because we say it so much. (Yes, we could make a concerted effort to say it less so that it retains its emotional punch but I think that is sad and not a nice option because I like saying (and hearing) those words.)
Basically, I am looking for other ways to tell him how much he means to me without just saying "I love you". I'd also love to hear some examples of things that someone has said to you that made you weak in the knees and made you fall in love with them a little more, even if it was very situation specific and not something I could use myself. For example, we have a thing where we say "I love you like ________" and fill in the blank with whatever random thing we think of (Classics have been "an ear of corn", "an octopus", "an asteroid", and "like Ke$ha misses her self respect"), but I'd like to have some aces up my sleeve for when a situation warrants something extra.