The statement, “I Love You” is one of life’s most important statements. However, when our actions betray what we say in this aspect, the words would end up being like salt that has lost its taste, which is by all implications, useless.
Apart from saying the words, ‘I love you’ to the one we truly care for, there are other innumerable ways we can equally express deep love and care for our loved ones. Although we still hold that words are invaluable when it comes to matters of love, the following will still make you understand that love is best communicated via action.
Here are the top 10 most interesting ways to say ‘I love you’ without actually voicing it.
1. Say Good morning with a Cup of Coffee
It’s that easy, folks. Wake up, turn on the kettle, and brew a cup of tea. Bring it to bed; serve it. That speaks volumes about your love, and it may end up being an amazing gesture your partner will never forget!
2. Leave a Love Note
Why not be super romantic and leave a cute note? Sounds cheap right? Sure, but we bet it will put a smile on your partner’s face. Leave a hand-written note on your significant other’s pillow before you leave for work, or throw one in his or her work bag that says “I always have you in mind all day,” or since you’re not saying it verbally, you could as well write “I love you.”
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Marriage expert Gary Chapman, in his New York Times bestseller The 5 Love Languages, urges couples to express their love for each other in many different forms. He stressed the usefulness of written words here.
3. Call or Text for No Particular Reason
This goes a long way in softening and melting the heart of the one you love. Although not everyone appreciates this when in love, it’s quite a great sign that you have your loved one in mind all day and also care about his or her well being.
4. Give a Tight Long Passionate Hug
A hug speaks more than words ever could, and what human doesn’t love a passionate, lengthy hug? It has been reported that a man who truly loves his partner usually initiates passionate hugs. This is truly an action that speaks volumes. You know what to do – go for it, and make it soft and affectionate too.
5. Kisses Kisses Kisses – Just Kiss
Kisses, especially the good ones suggests more than words could outrightly say; they express those feelings that lovers can’t adequately express with words.
6. Let the Meal Do the Talking
There is something undeniably romantic about this gesture, and it just so happens to be something that women find incredibly endearing in a man. Set aside a night where you can surprise your partner by cooking dinner. Cook your signature dish, if you have one, or cook one of your significant other’s favorite foods. Remember, although you’ll both be enjoying the meal, you’re really doing it to show your partner how much you love him or her.
7. Give that Special One a Massage
Nothing spells out affection and intimacy like a good massage. You can do it yourself, it’s pretty easy; just read up on how to give a good massage.
8. Do that Chore He/She Hates
You don’t have to love that chore either. Maybe none of you loves doing it, but taking the pain to be the one to do it without persuasion speaks volume of how much you love the other person.
9. Create or Buy a Small Gift – Something He/She Values
Who doesn’t love a present every now and then? If it’s something specific that you know they would want or need, all the better. You must not wait until a holiday or birthday comes up before doing this. Pay attention to the things your significant other mentions; it’s one of the easiest ways to show you’re always listening. This gesture works most wonderfully when the gift is handmade!
10. Get Close, Pay Attention
You could actually picture how irritating it is when somebody you’re not interested in gets close to you. It’s exactly the opposite when someone you adore tends to be closer to you than he is to other people.
In addition, when you sincerely listen to someone, you’re not only opening your ears, but you’re also opening your heart. By empathizing, you will strengthen your connection and deepen your love. It’s a wonderful way to say ‘I Love You”.