Why do we say," I love you." ?

Jump to Last Post 1-3 of 3 discussions (4 posts)
  1. Harishprasad profile image83
    Harishprasadposted 4 years ago

    Why do we say," I love you." ?

    So many persons in love ( are they really ? ) utter these three words so casually that real meaning of these wonderful words has been lost. People , while saying these words, people build up relations and attain closeness but break up after a short span of time on the frivolous pretext. It is not my intention to tell people to scuttle their freedom of choice but I am curious to    know if there are people  who have lived up to these words in a real sense. In these words "love" is placed between "I" and "you" and I want to know if there are people who have still  kept love intact between them.

  2. dashingscorpio profile image87
    dashingscorpioposted 4 years ago

    You assume there is but one definition of love.
    The love one has for family and friends is different than the love they have for their mate and yet they may end a conversation with all of them by saying; "I love you."
    Having said that each of us has our own idea or  "expectations" of what it means when someone tells us they love us. If their actions do not meet (our) litmus test we conclude that don't love us. Maybe instead of us "assuming" that there is but one definition for love we might be better off asking a person early on, "What does love look like to (you)?" or "How do you know when (you) are loved?"
    Some people determine it by how much money you spend on them,  how much you sacrifice for them,  or willingness to put their needs ahead of yours. Others feel loved when there is constant touching, holding hands, kissing, embracing, making love, taking showers together, spend lots of time together. Someone else needs to hear the words over and over again, get the "just because" greeting cards, flowers, breakfast in bed, and other small "surprises". Some people are happy with (knowing) they can count on a person whether they utter the words or not.
    Finding someone who expresses love the way (we want) is the key.
    Just because their definition of love does not coincide with ours does not mean they are wrong for saying; "I love you."

    1. Harishprasad profile image83
      Harishprasadposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, dashingscorpio, you touched almost a bigger chunk of this whole idea. The last sentence," Just...........love you". Is a wiser one and we all give it a proper attention for a better grasp on our way of a good living.

  3. profile image0
    cjaroszposted 4 years ago

    Why do we say hello and goodbye? We all know what is happening, but yet, we still say it. Saying I love you  only enforces what we feel. Some people feel it necesaqry . Maybe because they don't think, they show it enough.

    Even though we know someone loves us. Sometimes them telling us, means a little more. Having them admit their feelings out loud. This is a big step for many people. To realize that they love someone.

    Many people say it just to make someone happy. There is never actually any love there. They just say it because they know it will make the other person happy.

    In all honesty, I think the main reason behind saying " I love you' in short spanned relationships is because they actually want that. The person wants to love that person. They want to have those feelings, and hopes for the relationship. Although, many times it just doesn't happen for one reason or another. Maybe that said it but loved all the wrong things of the relationship,  and not the person.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)