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35 Thoughtful Ways Of Saying ‘I Love You’ Without Actually Uttering Those Words

Saying I love you has become too casual for comfort these days. The three little words, when uttered together has the power to move mountains, to melt the ice surrounding a cold heart, to fire up the passion barely banked, to bring tears of joy tumbling down one’s cheeks, to inflate a barren heart like a balloon.

But, you don’t necessarily have to say those three words to let someone know that you love them. There are a hundred different ways you can show them the same with your actions.

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Here are a few ways you can say I love you without actually saying it out loud:

1. Seeing something in the store that reminded you of your beloved, and buying it even though you don’t need it and giving it to them when you get home.

2. Asking them, ‘How was your day?’ and actually paying attention when they tell you.

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3. Letting them have the last piece of cake even though you really, really want to have it.

4. Standing up for them when someone says something mean.

5. Calling just to say ‘hello.’

6. Sending them a thought-provoking article you read because you know how much they like thinking articles.

7. Agreeing to go shopping even though you hate shopping as much as you’ve hated anything in life.

8. Washing the dishes before they even ask you to do it.

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9. Surprising them with their favorite childhood candy.

10. Bringing them a long-stemmed rose, just because.

11. Telling them they look great because you know how much it means to them for you to like how they look.

12. Covering them with a quilt when they’ve fallen asleep on the couch watching the telly.

13. Reading their favorite book without complaining just because you know how much it means for them to know you’ve read it too.

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14. Making them a cup of coffee just the way they like it.

15. Treating them to a drink at a high-end bar or a fancy restaurant, just because.

16. Putting your phone away when they’re talking and giving them your full attention.

17. Drawing a bath for them because you know how tired they will be when they get home.

18. Cooking them their favorite meal, putting in efforts to make everything from scratch.

19. Giving them a foot massage after a long day.

20. Listening to their favorite music even though you don’t like it.

21. Bringing them breakfast in bed on a regular, normal day.

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22. Telling them how proud of them you are.

23. Staying up late watching their favorite show even though it creeps you out.

24. Picking them up from the airport after greeting them at the terminal.

25. Surprising them with a lunch date on a regular work day.

26. Hugging them when you think they need it.

27. Asking them their opinion on something you’re having trouble with.

28. Watching their favorite team play even though you don’t have a clue about what’s going on.

29. Holding their hair and rubbing their back when they’re sick.

30. Calling to see if they reached home okay.

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31. Making them soup to eat when they have the flu.

32. Telling them, ‘you were right,’ even though it costs you your pride.

33. Stopping by their workplace just because.

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34. Wishing them luck on the day of their presentation.

35. Surprising them with a night of fun and games because you’ve noticed that they have been working themselves to the bone.

See? It’s not that hard to let your partner know you love them. You just need to know when to let them know, is all.

If we’ve missed any other gestures of saying I love you without actually saying it, share them with us in the comments below.

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35 Thoughtful Ways Of Saying I Love You Without Actually Uttering Those Words
You don't have to say it out loud to make your S.O. understand your love. You can go about saying I love you without ever uttering those three little words!
Chaitra Ramalingegowda

Chaitra Ramalingegowda

I fell in love with storytelling long before I knew what it was. Love well written stories, writing with passion, baking lip-smacking-finger-licking chocolate cakes, engaging movies, and home-cooked food. A true work-in-progress and a believer in the idiom 'all those who wander are not lost'. Twitter: @ChaitraRlg