When is love actual LOVE?
November 6, 2012 6:48 AM Subscribe
When does "I love you" mean something? And is there a way to say "OMGZ I'M HAVING SUPERSTRONG LIMERENT FEELINGS TOWARDS YOU" without sounding quite that weird?
posted by f3l1x to human relations (33 answers total) 27 users marked this as a favorite
So I've got a new honey, and despite the fact that I desperately want to, and have wanted to on several occasions, I'm aware that saying "I love you" smacks of desperation, at best, and at worst, of a potential crack habit. We've been dating a fortnight. My own answer to myself would be "Honeypie, you don't even KNOW me". But it got me to thinking.. When does 'I love you' mean 'I love you' and not 'I'm scared I'll die alone', 'You make me so horny' or 'I just want to mush my face into yours until our two faces are one face'?
Is it a time thing, or is it a 'certain number of important milestones clocked' thing? When does it mean something? When can you reasonably KNOW? And also, any suggestions on how I can express my superstrong feelings, and yet not terrify this boy with my crazy lady love-talk would be just plain aces.