Unlike most women, "telling" a man "you love him" carries little weight in this generation of fellows. We don't live in the 1880s, where men lived by their word and genuinely respected another person's word. Today, JQ, is a whole another level of males. By that, a sublevel of men. Most men today can basically speak only one form of language...action. Action defines everything for us. Any books we read MUST HAVE ACTION, any movie MUST HAVE ACTION, games--action, sex--action, conversing--action, eating--action, working--action, driving--action, action, action, action.
The best way to "tell" a man (under 42) you love him is by ACTING it out. I mean, do--don't say. Do for him, do with him, do to him.
Just make sure he's worth the doing, or you'll be doing way with him.