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7 Best Ways To Say 'I Love You'

Updated on March 28, 2019

I Love You

Love is an emotion of strong affection and personal attachment that a person may feel for another person or even a particular object. Love is an emotion that has different facets. Some of the types of love that are found throughout a person's life are parental and spousal. Certain love is real while others are not. Love is one of the three things that will always last forever, besides hope and faith according to 1 Corinthians 13:13. To love, to be loved, and to show love are all different ways of defining love. The meaning of love is an unconditional and caring emotion for a particular person and a desire for them to succeed and to be happy, no matter what that may entail. The meaning of love can run very deep and be the root cause of many other emotions.

Love can be difficult, complex, and maybe even longed for. Love just happens and most of the time is found when a person is not even looking for it. The topic of love and all of the facets that are involved are great in number and can range from a variety of things. Love is different than lust, a crush, and even a fling which can turn into love over a duration of time.

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The Expression of Love

There are many different ways for a person to express love for another person and to another person. Expressing love can be done accomplished traditionally, creatively and modernly, and even through a combination of all three. The ways and frequency love are expressed vary for each person and some times for each sex. Women tend to express love and other emotions more often and more openly than men do, through affection and by saying it. Men tend to keep it all on the inside, but still feel it. Expressing love for and to another person can be as simple as a small gesture or a thoughtful surprise, but it is always the thought that counts for any expression of love. Everyone expresses it differently, but some best ways to express love are general.

7 Best Ways To Say "I Love You"

There are many different ways to tell someone special that you love them, but there are some creative ways that tell a person that include much more meaning and require little to no words at all. Actions do speak louder than words, and some times just saying it to a loved one may not be enough. This hub will explain the best ways to say "I love you" to those special people. These best ways are creative and thoughtful but are also full of sincere emotion.

1. Red Roses.

Red roses are a symbol of passion and have always been the most popular way to tell someone that you love them. This is usually more occurring during holidays, such as Valentine's Day and Christmas. This can also be a great gift for birthdays and graduations. Telling someone that you love them through the gift of a rose is very special because the rose can be saved for many years through the process of drying and safekeeping. There are many colors of roses to choose from, but only red roses speak "I love you" more than any other color rose.

  • One Single Red Rose - Love
  • One Dozen Red Roses - Madly in Love

2. A Thoughtful Note.

An unexpected thoughtful and sweet note is the second best way to say "I love you'"because it is a way for a person to remember that moment forever by having a memento. A person could keep that note for many years because of the sentimental value it may have behind it. One small piece of paper with a few simple words written down can have a lasting effect on the person reading it. This is a small gesture that men enjoy the most, like sweet notes left in their lunch box and when they return home to their favorite spot. A sweet note is a great way to say 'I love you' when not physically around to do so or just to keep that special person reminded.

3. Displays of Affection.

This is the most basic way to say "I love you" but also the most popular with men and women, and one that both may be lacking in their relationships. The smallest amount of affection can say a million words, including 'I love you' and 'I am physically showing my love'. Holding hands, hugging, holding, and kissing are all ways of affection to show the person you love how you feel. This is a physical way of saying "I love you" and can include sexual affection also.

4. Cooking.

This is a great way to say that you love a person without actually saying it to them. Great food always tastes better when it is prepared with love, and it is noticeable. Many men love great food and love women who cook great food for them. Women also like when men can give them a break and cook for them also. Cooking is also a creative way to say that you love someone by preparing a romantic dinner with candles and all of the props included. Cooking shows that you took the time out from your schedule to think of another person and their needs before your own. Selflessness and thoughtfulness is the foundation for love in general and cooking is the best illustration of those qualities.

5. Romantic Sayings and Phrases.

Using romantic sayings and phrases is a terrific way to say 'I love you' by using other choice words. This way can inspire a person to be creative and to think of original things that can be said to describe their love. Some examples of romantic sayings and phrases are:

  • 'Sweetheart, you are my one and only.'
  • 'You take my breath away!'
  • 'With you, forever won't be long enough.'
  • 'You are the love of my life.'

Romantic Ways to Say "I Love You"

6. A Sincere Smile

Smiling at a certain person in a particular way and for just the right amount of time can say 'I love you' and also 'I am happy with you.' Smiles can mean many different things for different people, but all are positive and happy. A smile can also say 'I love you' to children and to parents. A sincere smile is the same in every language.

7. Give Yourself.


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    • Cristale profile imageAUTHOR

      Cristale Adams 

      6 years ago from New York

      Thank you for reading.

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      6 years ago from Sacramento, CA

      Beautiful ways of expressing love. The world is definitely short on love. Hopefully your hub will help them reconnect with this beautiful emotion.

      Voted up and beautiful.

    • Cristale profile imageAUTHOR

      Cristale Adams 

      6 years ago from New York

      Thank you for reading!

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      syras mamun 

      6 years ago

      A formidably intelligent explanation and insights.Thanks.

    • Cristale profile imageAUTHOR

      Cristale Adams 

      6 years ago from New York

      Silence is often taken negatively by the receiving person, as in hesitation or being ignored. You always want that other person to feel loved by interacting with them, not by being silent and distant. Especially women because we love to talk!

    • andromida profile image

      syras mamun 

      6 years ago

      I was wondering if I can express my love silently. Silence also has tremendous power.I love your tips number 2. Beautifully presented hub, especially the placement of images between words.Thank you.


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