Why is it so hard to say I love you? Most people want to be romantic with their special someone, however, they find it hard to express themselves in a romantic manner. Why? Because sometimes, telling someone that you love them is difficult.
Being vulnerable and expressing your deepest emotions to someone, while being aware that they have the power to reject and hurt you profoundly, is a terrifying feeling. None of us can deny that.
“Saying ‘I love you’ only takes seconds, but proving it takes a lifetime.” – Matshona Dhliwayo
But the ‘L’ word also has the magical power to bring two amazing individuals together, build a strong bond and share their lives with each other. Expressing love the right way can make a huge difference to your life and your relationship.
Love Expands When Shared
Love is one of the most beautiful experiences of life. But being in a romantic relationship isn’t always about happy endings, rainbows & butterflies. However, love gives us the courage to overcome the greatest obstacles in life and helps us move ahead.
Saying I love you to someone you adore is always special, whether it’s your first time or if you’ve been together for 20 years. It helps to keep your relationship healthy, strong, and loving. Due to our busy schedules and stressful lives, we often fail to tell our partners how much we actually love them and what they mean to us. Moreover, romance tends to fade away the longer we have been together with our partners.
“The regret of my life is that I have not said ‘I love you’ often enough.” – Yoko Ono
But romance is the very essence of a relationship. Expressing your love for your partner and making them feel special helps you to strengthen the bond you share with them. However, you don’t always have to say the ‘L’ word all the time to express your emotions. You can show your love through daily activities and small romantic gestures that can create a large impact.
Whether you want to start a new relationship or rekindle the romance in your existing one, loving words and romantic gestures can make a world of difference in your relationship. The secret is communication, both verbal and non-verbal. When you communicate positivity and love to your partner in different ways, they will get the message loud and clear, even when you don’t necessarily say I love you.
6 Romantic Ways To Express Your Love
You can express love in different yet simple ways. Here some amazing tips to tell someone you love them without you having to say I love you.
1. Pay a compliment.
“You are my heart, my life, my one and only thought.” – Arthur Conan Doyle
When we love someone, they seem absolutely perfect to us. However, make sure you notice what makes them special and what are the unique traits, habits, and behaviors that you like most about them. Once you know why you love them so much, give them a compliment from your heart.
You can compliment them about the way they smile, walk, talk, their appearance, the sense of style, their sense of humor or maybe their intellect or attitude. No matter what, make sure you’re genuine about it. There is no need for flattery in love.
Here are some words of appreciation and compliments that you can consider:
- You look really sharp in that suit.
- I love the way you make me feel.
- How did you become such an amazing person?
- Damn! You look incredible in that dress!
- I feel so lucky to have you in my life.
- I love how you’re always on time.
- I love the way you laugh.
- You can make me laugh so effortlessly.
- I just wouldn’t feel complete without you.
- I love the way you think.
- You warm me up.
- Every day I look at you and feel loved and inspired.
- There is no one I would rather be with right now than you.
- I cherish you above anything else in my life.
- There’s no one else like you.
2. Appreciate your partner.
Saying a simple ‘thank you’ can often feel more special than ‘I love you’. When you express gratitude, your partner will feel noticed and know that you appreciate what they have done for you.
You can find numerous opportunities throughout the day to say thank you to your romantic partner and make them feel appreciated. A sincere thank you can put an honest smile on your partner’s face show how much you love them.
3. Give them a surprise gift.
“Every gift which is given, even though it be small, is in reality great, if it is given with affection.” – Pindar
Gift-giving is one of the oldest ways of showing someone you care about them. Gifts not only show gratitude and appreciation, but it also shows that you value your partner. And gifts become even more special when you can make your romantic partner feel surprised. Gift them something nice for no reason. It could be something as simple as chocolates and flowers or something more valuable as a fine piece of jewelry that your partner wanted for a long time.
However, it’s not necessary that your gift has to be expensive or valuable all the time. An inexpensive, small yet thoughtful gift can sometimes feel more special than an expensive one. Surprise gifts are a great way to say I love you to your partner.
4. Flirt it up.
“I think the eyes flirt most. There are so many ways to use them.” – Anna Held
Flirting is like the secret sauce that makes your relationship spicy. Flirting helps to keep the romance alive, especially in long-term relationships.
It gives both partners an emotional high which keeps things exciting and gets rid of boredom. It’s an excellent way to let your partner know that you find them attractive and to ignite the spark in the relationship.
Here are some simple yet effective ways to start flirting with your partner:
- Everything about you turns me on.
- I love how your body feels.
- You never fail to give me butterflies.
- You make my heart happy.
- You looked really cute last night.
- I can’t wait to be by your side again.
- This song reminds me of you.
- Everything about you makes me smile.
- In your arms is where I truly belong.
- Why do you have to look so good?
- I keep thinking about how good you looked the last time we were together.
- The more time I spend with you, the more I want to keep spending time with you.
5. Check in with your partner.
“There is never a time or place for true love.” – Sarah Dessen
Call your partner or text them for no apparent reason. Take a brief break from your daily schedule and deadlines to check in with your feelings and to express those feelings to your partner randomly in the middle of a busy day. An unexpected text or call will tell them that you care about them and think of them even when you’re busy.
This will make your partner feel loved and create a significant positive impact on your relationship. However, make sure you’re not intrusive. If they tell you they’re busy and will call or reply to you later, respect their personal space and listen to them with caring attention when they’re available.
6. Do something special.
“Love is not about finding the right person, but creating a right relationship. It’s not about how much love you have in the beginning but how much love you build till the end.” – Jumar
One of the best ways to tell someone you love them is to go out of your way to make them feel special. Make sure you do something unique that will make your partner pleasantly surprised and happy. When you do something which you’ve never done before, your partner will appreciate the additional effort you’ve put in and feel extra special.
But it’s not necessary that it has to be a grand romantic gesture, although that wouldn’t hurt either. These can be simple acts of service that your spouse never expects you to do, but they might secretly want you to.
Here are some simple ways you can say I love you, by doing activities that you don’t usually do.
- Clean the house
- Cook their favorite meal
- Empty the dishwasher
- Do the laundry
- Go shopping with them
- Take a cooking class together
- Act out their sexual fantasies
- Change the baby’s diaper
- Do something you always wanted to do as a couple
These activities require adequate time, energy, effort, planning and thought. When you do it with the right positive spirit, these will effectively express your love.
Declare your love
“Love is not the opposite of power. Love is power. Love is the strongest power there is.” – Vironika Tugaleva
Expressing your love can be a big deal. It can be seriously scary, especially if you have been rejected by someone you loved in the past. However, the simple and sweet ways mentioned above can help you to declare your love for your sweetheart without even saying the words.
Love is the most beautiful thing in the world and it can make you the happiest person when your love is sincere & unconditional. When you care about the person you love and express your feelings through daily activities, they will know how you feel about them and how special they are to you, without you having to I love you even once.
Love is the most powerful weapon and it doesn’t need words to express itself.