Love is beautiful. Love is magical. Love is profound. Love is what makes the world go round. Falling in love is such a delightful feeling that everything seems perfect, and you seem to see the world through rose-tinted glasses. However, when you have such intense feelings for someone, expressing them in words can be a bit scary; thinking of saying ‘I love you’ for the first time can put you under a lot of pressure.
Being vulnerable and opening up your heart and soul in front of someone, without even knowing whether they will reciprocate your feelings or not is naturally quite intimidating. But does that mean you will keep quiet and never say what you feel? Of course not! Fortunately, there are quite a few things you can do to say I love you for the first time if you are feeling nervous about confessing your feelings.
Here Are 8 Ways Of Saying ‘I Love You’ For The First Time
1. Have A Candlelight Dinner, And Cook Their Favorite Dishes.
Whip up their favorite dishes, set the table for a beautiful candlelight dinner, and voila, you have the perfect setting for saying the three magical words. One of the best ways to make someone feel pampered and loved is by cooking for them their favorite meals, as it’s not just romantic, but incredibly intimate too.
Show them that you care about their happiness a lot, and how much they mean to you, because that way when you open up about your feelings, they will be able to see and feel just how genuine you truly are. And not to forget, the extremely cozy, and romantic setting helps a lot too!
2. Make Them A Playlist Full Of The Most Beautiful Romantic Songs.
Now, this one is an oldie, but a goodie! One of the best ways to profess your love for someone is by making them a beautiful and melodious playlist, consisting of the most romantic songs there are. And also, this playlist can include some of their and your favorites too! If you feel that you are not really good with words, or you are an inexpressive person in general, add a few songs that will perfectly describe how you feel about them.
In between the songs, you can add a few love quotes and a personal message to make it sweeter and more romantic. A playlist like this is not only lovey-dovey, but it’s also very thoughtful and fairy-tale-like.
3. Be Straightforward And Honest About Your Feelings.
Sometimes, instead of hiding your feelings, it’s better to say upfront what and how you really feel about someone. When you feel that it’s the right time to confess your feelings, just do it. Yes, it will take some courage and a leap of faith, but sometimes the simplest ways are the best.
If there comes a time when you are with them, and you look into their eyes and realize that you can’t imagine your life without them, then just say ‘I love you’. It’s pure, powerful, soul-stirring, and honest.
4. Write Them A Cute Love Letter.
If you are someone who is not good at verbally expressing their feelings, and get cold feet when it comes to openly confessing your love, then writing a love letter is the best bet for you. Write a letter where you spill your heart out, show your vulnerability, and say all those things that you feel for that special someone. Reading a letter like that is bound to move them, and be rest assured, your efforts won’t be ignored.
However, make sure that you don’t write a short love note. When you are confessing your heartfelt feelings for someone, that letter has to be intense, romantic and very, very honest. A small note just won’t cut it.
5. Go On A Trip Together.
Go on a romantic trip together, preferably somewhere that holds a special meaning for both of you. Maybe it’s the place where you met each other for the first time, or maybe it’s a place where both of you have wanted to go for a very long time. Plan the trip, think about what you want to say to them, and take off.
Once you reach your destination, focus on having fun, make sure that both of you are comfortable, and when the time is right, say ‘I love you’ to them. This will not just mean a new beginning for you both, but you will always have an amazing memory of the time when you said you loved each other for the first time.
6. Say It When You Are All Cozied Up With Each Other.
If you are constantly wondering when to say ‘I love you’ to them, then consider this. After a long, hectic day at work, both of you are all cozied up, cuddling with each other and are relaxed, and you think that everything is perfect, and whatever you need is right there with you, in your arms. So maybe, that is the right time to say what you have been waiting to say for such a long time.
Even if they don’t respond immediately, don’t take that as a red flag. They might need some time to process something intense like this, and after sleeping on it, they will be able to give you an honest answer. It’s a big step after all, and if they don’t say it back immediately, then don’t start to panic.
7. Have A Deep And Meaningful Conversation.
Deep, meaningful conversations are the best, aren’t they? You can talk about anything and everything under the sun, without really worrying about the fact that the other person might be bored. So, why not start off with a meaningful conversation, and then when you feel the time is right, confess your feelings?
Spending some quality time with the person you love can help you understand when they feel the most comfortable and relaxed, and when you see that they are genuinely involved in the conversation, take a leap of faith and spill your heart out. However, make sure that you don’t overdo it otherwise they will end up feeling overwhelmed and cornered.
8. Drop The L-Bomb Casually.
On one hand, you have deep and meaningful conversations for saying ‘I love you’ for the first time. And on the other hand, you can drop the L-word without going to any extra lengths. What you can do is, when you are normally talking to each other, and they say something that really touches your heart, just casually say, ‘This is the reason I love you so much”. Smooth isn’t it?
If you are someone who doesn’t like to do a lot of planning and are a very in the moment kind of person, then this is the best thing for you. By doing this, you don’t also put a lot of pressure on the other person, and it comes across as very natural and normal too. But before you drop the L-bomb casually, make sure that you mean every word of it.
Did you get a little encouragement and motivation from this to go and confess your feelings to the person you love? If yes, then don’t wait any longer, because life is too short for not telling someone that you love them.