The best way to say I love you to a partner or to your kids is to say it out loud. Most people (women and children especially) want to hear these three important words. However; spoken words are just one way of expressing love. In fact: love is a verb-it is an act. You can use love to demonstrate, teach and even to inspire or console. SO-there are literally thousands of ways to profess your love. In this guide, we will talk about 14 easy ways to say I love you with or without words, whether you are in a long distance relationship or whether you want to say it in a cute manner to your kids or to your partner.
1. Say it with love songs
There are hundreds of love songs and you can use any of your personal favorites to express your love to your children or spouse or even to a partner-to-be.
2. Pen and paper
If you are too shy to say “I love you” out loud but are a decent writer, then take out the pen and paper and pen down your thoughts and feelings. You can even write an email but the traditional hand written note is more romantic and makes for a wonderful keepsake
3. Flowery messages
You can say I love you to your teacher, parent, elders or anyone else you love by sending a bouquet of flowers. Flowers, especially roses, are a traditional way of conveying love which need not be romantic love only.
4. Know a foreign language? Use it!
If you and the person you love can speak a foreign language then use it to express your feelings. Here are 3 main languages to say those three magical words in:
- German: Ich liebe dich (pronounced as ‘eesh leeba deesh)
- French- je t’aime (pronounced as zhuh tem)
- Italian-Ti-amo (it is pretty straightforward and sounds like tee amo)
You can even learn the internation sign language for ‘I love you’ and sign in crowded places for them to know!
5. Picture speaks a thousand words
If you are good at art, draw him/her a picture conveying your love. You could also send your partner a photo with the 3 words inscribed on it. Another easy way is to carry their photos with you in your wallet/purse. Women could go a step further and create boudoir pictures to profess their love to their partners. If you are able to, use photoshop and add a heart or a romantic love quote in the background of the photo of you with your partner.
6. Do things for them
Just saying things out loud or verbally expressing things do not work always. You must also show your love by doing things for them-be it washing the dishes or doing household chores they do not like doing. You can also buy things they like- small things-nothing too elaborate. It is the thought that counts. The main thing is to help them and make their lives easier.
7. Take care of your health and theirs
This is perhaps the most important way to say ‘I love you’. Motivate the person you love to eat healthier, take up exercise and do things that will help them live healthier, longer life. You too, in return, should do those things – even quit smoking or drinking if they like it.
8. Pamper them
An easy way to say I love you is to pamper the object of your love- give him/her a massage or arrange a spa day or relaxing break that they will appreciate you for. Little things can go a long way in expressing your feelings.
9. Plan a date
Married couples get stuck in a rut, especially when both partners are busy with work or when there are kids and their numerous school projects. So, try to plan a date night at least once a month. Let it be a surprise-the joy your better half experiences will be immeasurable! Practice making each date more spectacular as this will help you create more memories.
10. Between the sheets
Yes, sex is important way of saying I love you in a marriage and that is why it is called ‘making love’. You can try to make things more special by lighting candles, playing romantic music, wearing sexy clothes and in general going the extra mile.
11. Give sincere compliments
Be sincere in your praise for your loved ones: say nice things to them even if they do not measure up in other people’s eyes.
12. Hold hands and laugh together
Laugh at their silly jokes and go for walks while holding hands. Hold hands under the dinner table and do not miss a chance to kiss them on the cheek or forehead every now and then. Hold hands while watching a romantic movie.
13. Do fun stuff together
This is a great way for parents to tell their kids they love them: go on picnics, watch their favorite movies, learn a video game from them, listen to their favorite songs and even rake the leaves together. Do cool things as a family or as a couple and even involve the grandparents if needed!
14. Show them that you are thinking of them always
When you think of them during the day; try to call or text them. You can also send them information about things they like: for example surf the net and find a site on their favorite topic be it food, or their favorite celebrity or sports and send it to them with a short note. Also send them “I love you quotes’ from time to time.
These are 14 of the easiest ways to say I love you.