It’s no secret that people show their love in different ways. But what about the various ways people verbally express their love?
Here are 25 ways people say “I love you” without actually saying it.
1.) Hey, I made this playlist for you.
2.) You never texted me to let me know you got home, so I decided to call.
3.) I read that book you wanted me to read. Here’s what I think.
4.) Would you mind giving me your opinion on this?
5.) You mean the world to me.
6.) Yes, you can eat my leftovers.
7.) Want me to do your laundry?
8.) Let’s go on vacation together.
9.) I remember you saying you liked these, so I got them for you.
10.) I showed my family this cute photo of us.
11.) Yes, you were snoring loudly, but I didn't want to wake you.
12.) My family really wants to meet you.
13.) Is everything ok? You aren’t acting like you usually do.
14.) I want to build a life with you.
15.) Do you need me to bring you anything?
16.) Here, take some more of the bed covers.
17.) I can bring you whatever it is you forgot.
18.) I made you something special.
19.) Yes, I remember you telling me that story.
20.) I love hearing your rants.
21.) Do I smell bad?
22.) How badly do I smell?
23.) Let me tell you everything I heard about this crazy conspiracy theory.
24.) Would you mind reading this draft of my story?
25.) You brighten my day.
“I love you” is undeniably a powerful, direct way we confirm our affection for one another, but it’s definitely not the only way. When understood in the right contexts, our other variations of “I love you” can be just as (if not more) powerful and reassuring.