Why it is so hard to say "I love you"? Most people want to be romantic with their partner, but find it difficult to express themselves romantically as well. Why? Telling someone you love them is hard to do.
Being vulnerable and expressing your deepest feelings to someone, knowing that he or she has the power to reject you and hurt you deeply, is a scary feeling. None of us can deny that.
"Saying ‘I love you’ only takes seconds, proving it takes a lifetime."
But the ‘L’ word has the magical power to bring two wonderful individuals together, build a strong bond and share their lives with each other.
Expressing love in the right way can make a huge difference in your life and relationship.
Love grows when it is shared
Love is one of the most beautiful experiences in life. However, being in a romantic relationship doesn’t always mean happy endings, rainbows and butterflies.
Love, however, gives us the courage to overcome the biggest obstacles in life and helps us move forward. Saying "I love you" to someone you adore is always special, whether it’s your first time or you’ve been together for 20 years.
It helps keep the relationship healthy, strong and loving. Our hectic schedules and stress-filled lives often keep us from telling our partners how much we love them and what they mean to us.
In addition, it is often the case that romance fades the longer we are with our partners.
Romance, however, is the basic essence of a relationship. Expressing your love for your partner and making them feel special helps strengthen the bond between you.
However, you don’t always have to use the ‘L’ word to express your feelings. You can show your love in daily actions and small romantic gestures that can have a big 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 huge 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, he or she hears the message loud and clear, even if you don’t necessarily say "I love you".
6 romantic ways to express your love
You can express love in different but simple ways. Here are some great tips to show someone your love without saying the words.
1. Appreciate your partner
A simple ‘thank you’ can often feel even more special than ‘I love you’. When you express gratitude, your partner feels noticed and knows that you appreciate what he or she has 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 a genuine smile on your partner’s face and show them how much you love them.
2. Briefly connect with your partner
Call or write your partner for no apparent reason. Take a brief pause in your daily routine to short-circuit your feelings and simply express those feelings to your partner in the middle of a hectic day.
An unexpected text or phone call tells him you care about him and you’re thinking about him even when you’re busy. This will make your partner feel loved and have a significant positive impact on your relationship.
Be careful not to be pushy, though. If your partner tells you he or she is busy and will call or answer later, respect that personal space and listen with caring attention when he or she has time.
3. Pay a compliment
When we love someone, they seem absolutely perfect to us. But make sure you notice what makes the other person special and what are their unique traits, habits and behaviors that you like most about them.
Once you know why you love him or her so much, compliment from the heart. You can compliment the other person on how he or she smiles, walks, talks, his or her appearance, style, sense of humor, or perhaps intellect or attitude.
But in any case be sincere about it. In love you don’t need flattery.
Here are a few words of appreciation and compliments you can consider:
You look really hot in that suit.
I like how I feel with you.
How did you become such a great person?
Wow! You look amazing in that dress!
I am so lucky to have you in my life.
I like that you are always on time.
I love the way you laugh.
You always make me laugh so effortlessly.
You never stop impressing me.
I just wouldn’t feel complete without you.
I love the way you think.
You warm me up.
I look at you every day and feel loved and inspired.
There is no one I would rather be with at this moment than you.
You mean more to me than anything else in my life.
There is no one like you.
Flirting is the secret mix that adds spice to your relationship. Flirting helps keep the romance alive, especially in long-term relationships.
It provides both partners with an emotional high that keeps things exciting and relieves boredom. It’s an excellent way to show your partner that you find him or her attractive and reignite the spark in the relationship.
Here are some simple but effective ways to flirt with your partner:
Everything about you turns me on.
I love the way your body feels.
You always give me butterflies in my stomach.
You make my heart happy.
You looked so 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 really belong.
Why do you have to look so good?
I can’t stop thinking 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. Give a surprise gift
Giving gifts is one of the oldest ways to show someone that you care about them. Gifts not only show gratitude and appreciation, but also that you value your partner.
And gifts get even better when you can surprise your romantic partner. Give him or her something nice without having an occasion to do so.
This could be something as simple as chocolates and flowers or something as precious as a piece of fine jewelry your partner has been wanting for a long time.
However, it is not necessary that your gift is always expensive or valuable. An inexpensive, small but thoughtful gift can sometimes feel more special than an expensive gift. Surprise gifts are a great way to say "I love you" to your partner.
6. Do something special
One of the best ways to show someone your love is to really make an effort to make him or her feel special. Make sure you do something out of the ordinary that makes your partner feel joyfully surprised and happy.
If you do something you’ve never done before, your partner will appreciate the extra effort and feel even better about it. However, it’s not necessary for it to be a grand romantic gesture, although that wouldn’t hurt either.
It can be simple acts of kindness that your partner would never expect from you, but may secretly want from you.
Here are a few easy ways you can make your partner feel special by doing something you don’t normally do.
Cook his or her favorite meal
Empty the dishwasher
Do the laundry
Go shopping without him or her
Take a cooking class together
Make his or her sexual fantasies come true
Change the baby’s diapers
Do something together that you’ve always wanted to do as a couple
These things take reasonable time, energy, effort, planning, and need to be thought out. If you do them with the right positive attitude, they effectively express your love.
Expressing your love can be a big deal. It can be seriously scary, especially if you’ve been rejected before by someone you loved.
The simple and sweet methods above can help you declare your love to your sweetheart without even saying the words.
Love is the most beautiful thing in the world and can make you the happiest person if your love is sincere and unconditional.
If you care for the person you love and express your feelings in daily actions, he or she will know how you feel and how much he or she means to you – even without saying "I love you" once.
Love is the most powerful weapon and doesn’t need words to express itself.