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101 Ways to Say “I Love You” Without Saying It

April 30th, 2007 Visited 304417 times, 3 so far today

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Often, we can remember to say “I Love You” and show it when we are young and first “fall in love” with each other, but when it gets to the point that you’ve been together for years, what you do and say that are not those three words mean more than saying them. That’s not to say that you shouldn’t tell your spouse you love them, but let me suggest (for the man and the woman) some ways that you can say I love you without saying it.

Husbands

Connect Physically

  1. Hold her hand
  2. Giver her a back/neck massage
  3. Play with her hair
  4. Massage her feet
  5. Open her door
  6. Give her a hug
  7. Offer your arm
  8. Cuddle next to her while sitting down
  9. Put your arm around her neck
  10. Offer your shoulder for her head

Around the House

  1. Make the bed, before she gets to it
  2. Cook her a meal
  3. Vacuum the house
  4. Play her a song– a favorite of hers
  5. Do that project she’s been asking you about
  6. Do a project that you know needs to be done without her asking
  7. Change the infant’s diaper
  8. Go to sleep with her at night
  9. Let her sleep in while you watch the kids
  10. Buy her some flowers for display

Ideas

  1. Leave notes around the house telling her how much you love her
  2. Write a message on the mirror with soap while she’s in the shower
  3. Call them from work just to talk (not during her nap
  4. Send her an e-mail card (but not too often)
  5. Write her a snail-mail letter and have it delivered to the house when you’re not there
  6. Call the grandparents to watch the kids for the night and surprise her by taking her out.
  7. Take the children out and let her have the day off
  8. Let her have a ladies night out
  9. Writer her a poem
  10. Help your kids to write her a banner or note

Wives

The problem I have here is that I know that wives are so often showing their love that it would take something out of the ordinary to be different, and yet I will list some things (and they’re probably dual purpose 😉 ).

Connect Physically

  1. Prepare his meals
  2. Run his house
  3. Help raise his kids
  4. Greet him at the door with a kiss
  5. Hold his hand
  6. Cuddle with him
  7. Give him a massage
  8. Lay your head on his lap the next time you’re watching television
  9. Walk over and sit on his lap
  10. Give him a back rub

Ideas

  1. Give him some time to work on a project that he has been working on
  2. Talk to him about what interests him
  3. Sneak a note in with his lunch
  4. Call him and tell him that you are thinking about him
  5. Tell him that you appreciate what he does for the family
  6. Write a letter or something and leave it where he can find it.
  7. Get his favorite candy or treat just for him
  8. Talk good about him to your friends
  9. Talk good about him in front of him
  10. Encourage his dreams

Siblings

  1. Obedience is the best way to show love
  2. Stand behind your parents decisions, even if you don’t agree
  3. Create something to give to them to display on the fridge
  4. Ask to help do something around the house that you don’t usually do
  5. Let your parents sleep in one day
  6. Share your favorite toy with your sibling
  7. Invite your brother/sister to come with you when going over to someone’s house
  8. Make something special for dad to take to work
  9. Spend some time helping a younger sibling learn something they are having trouble with
  10. Clean up your room without being asked.

Friends

  1. Stand up for your friend when he is alone
  2. Be truthful to a friend, even if it hurts
  3. Always make time to talk to a friend
  4. Always listen completely to what a friend has to say
  5. Be a part of the group that encourages your friend to follow his dream
  6. Remember his/her birthday
  7. Be there to help a friend move
  8. Be understanding when family must come first
  9. Talk positively about your friend when he is not around
  10. Be on the look out for things that may help your friend

Things you can say to that special someone

  1. I adore you
  2. I appreciate you
  3. There’s no one else I could ever want to be with
  4. My life is not the same without you
  5. I care about you
  6. Please be there for me
  7. I trust you
  8. I will never leave you
  9. I will always be there for you
  10. You complete me

Things you can say to your friend

  1. Thank you
  2. I couldn’t have done it without you
  3. I owe you more than you could possibly know
  4. Whatever you need done, I’ll do it
  5. Don’t worry, I’ll be there (and make it)
  6. I promise…
  7. I’ll be praying for you
  8. I’ll be there right away
  9. Don’t worry, I don’t have to go
  10. Drive Safely

Love Poems

  1. Love Spell
  2. Cinderella
  3. A Special World
  4. If I could…
  5. It’s You
  6. A Stranger Once
  7. The Jewel
  8. Never Have I Fallen
  9. Your Name
  10. Love

And 101 – Play the Randy Travis song “I’m Going to Love You Forever.”

Love Grown Up


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  • ann_in_grace says on: April 30, 2007 at 9:41 am

     

    Great collection of ideas.
    Sometimes simple things are being forgotten, and yet those are very sweet…

  • Mary says on: April 30, 2007 at 10:00 am

     

    Wow! I especially like #’s 6 and 7 under “husbands-ideas”…and getting #3 (phone call from work) always makes my day…it’s an amazing lift to the heart and soul to hear the one you love. It’s the only time I miss having a cell phone in the family!

    You left out flirting–that’s a biggie with me and dh, the teasing and flirting that accompanies about every conversation we have. 😉

    BTW, WONDERFUL pics at the beginning and end of this post!! And have you heard the song by Mark Schultz, Walking Her Home? It’s a great one, up there with Randy Travis’s!
    http://www.markschultzmusic.co.....entid=4798 The lyrics for it are in the third song down the page…

  • MInTheGap says on: April 30, 2007 at 10:45 am

     

    I did leave out flirting as an over arching idea. Hmmm– but you can flirt in so many different ways that it might require a list all of its own.

  • Colleen says on: May 1, 2007 at 10:23 am

     

    Great list, MIn!

  • Deborah says on: May 1, 2007 at 9:36 pm

     

    Thanks for the list! I liked the reminders! 🙂

  • taimy says on: October 1, 2009 at 7:15 am

     

    I am baldy in love with some. But the problem is I don’t have the courage to tell her my feelings and I don’t know what to do. It frustrates me to death seeing her everyday but not being able to get close to her. I am so restless. What should I do?

  • David Parsons says on: January 24, 2010 at 11:25 pm

     

    a great post, good thoughts, and ideas. Thanks for sharing it.
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  • Kayli says on: January 29, 2010 at 10:40 pm

     

    I am soo in love with my boyfriend, and I want to make him know that he wont ever need anybody else but me. I want to make him know that I will love him no matter what he does and Im always here for him and he can tell me anything, no matter how much it hurts. How am I supposed to say that?

  • Beautiful russian women says on: March 19, 2010 at 2:41 pm

     

    It’s an excellent post. Thanks for sharing it. Sometimes there is no need in words, often it is very important to feel that you are loved. Open her door and Offer your arm, so often men forget about these two points.

  • petia says on: April 29, 2010 at 12:37 pm

     

    Open her door and Offer your arm, so often men forget about these two points.

  • petia says on: April 29, 2010 at 12:38 pm

     

    a great post, good thoughts, and ideas. Thanks for sharing it.
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  • petia says on: April 29, 2010 at 12:39 pm

     

    I am soo in love with my boyfriend, and I want to make him know that he wont ever need anybody else but me. I want to make him know that I will love him no matter what he does and Im always here for him and he can tell me anything, no matter how much it hurts. How am I supposed to say that?

  • katrina kaif says on: August 3, 2010 at 9:38 am

     

    I will be getting married on few months. These tips will help me to make a better and lovable relationship my my life partner. Thanx for making the list.
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  • MInTheGap says on: August 12, 2010 at 9:04 pm

     

    petia, a lot of letting someone know that you are there for them occurs in actually being there for them. At every opportunity, make sure that you’re there and never jump to conclusions. This is something that’s learned more than it’s told.

    Through repetition, he’ll come to know that you care.

  • Pebbles says on: October 27, 2010 at 8:55 am

     

    AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

  • Jacob Gube says on: November 11, 2010 at 6:06 am

     

    I wish some of the Gube lovers would read this and find more imaginative ways of expressing their love for the Gube than just the barrage of tweets and facebook pokes

  • PatC says on: November 13, 2010 at 11:35 am

     

    Everything sound nice but if both person want the same. if they feel the same for each other if they want to be together.

  • katrina kaif wallpaper says on: February 9, 2011 at 2:14 pm

     

    I can be getting married on few months. These tips will help me to make a better and lovable relationship my my life partner. Thanx for making the list.

  • ~AnneGirl~ says on: February 15, 2011 at 2:04 pm

     

    Awws. Thanks for taking the time to make this list. I thought it was very neat that you included ideas for all kinds of relationships. I’m bookmarking this page for future reference. 🙂 I can definitely step it up in the sibling area.

    #Feb2011NCARating

  • paul@ wedding ideas says on: February 15, 2011 at 5:52 pm

     

    My wife loves a back/neck massage and a foot massage. Works every time for me.

  • Katrina Kaif says on: April 13, 2011 at 6:15 am

     

    Great post for LOVERS

    Katrina Kaif

  • R.M.A says on: April 14, 2011 at 12:32 pm

     

    hi !
    thank you for your excellent text .
    I’m not a native english speaker , so i can’nt speak very well .
    i’m going to use your text for my lectur in university.
    thank you for every thing ,again !
    you make me happy , if reply my massege !
    goodbye!
    have nice time !
    good luck .

  • charlene @ Personal injury attorney grand rapids says on: April 18, 2011 at 11:45 pm

     

    You have a great list of what to do there! I appreciate you compiling them and making an article about it. I would follow your tips, absolutely. I haven’t tried sending her snail-mail at our home when I’m not around. I’ll surely do that when I leave the country for a business trip. I remember a movie about that. Anyway, thanks again for sharing your thoughts.

  • Pradeep Roy says on: April 19, 2011 at 8:09 am

     

    Hi There,

    The tips given are valuable.

    Regards,
    Pradeep Roy

  • shikhar arora says on: July 14, 2011 at 5:31 am

     

    these tips r good..
    im sure still she will not love me.

    with regards shikhar arora

  • Shania says on: August 24, 2011 at 8:24 am

     

    I love this boy so much and i dont know whether he likes me or not i am so dippressed over all of this i need some answers PLEASE HELP ME !

  • jessie hilliard says on: September 17, 2011 at 10:49 pm

     

    i love my boyfriend by we only been going out for a couple of mouths and i want to tell him but i don’t want him how i feel if i don’t know if he feels the same way what do i do please help. I NEED TO KNOW.

  • Heather says on: August 26, 2012 at 8:50 pm

     

    i enjooy little things even the littlest thing can make a big difference.

    • MInTheGap says on: September 18, 2012 at 7:52 am

       

      Exactly– a bunch of little things can often be more powerful than a very seldom big thing.

  • how to find your true love in the least time says on: October 25, 2012 at 7:25 am

     

    Your post reminded me of the saying ‘actions speak louder’. To make someone feel the love without saying it is a great feeling. Your post has made me realize the wonder in making a person feel the love than saying it. I thank you very much for the wonderful post.

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  • MOHD SARKI says on: November 6, 2012 at 7:51 am

     

    Please advise me on how to approch a girl which is deaf and blind and I love 2 much

  • Shireesha says on: November 16, 2012 at 7:52 pm

     

    Wow! I especially like Connect Physically under “husbands”…and getting #6 (Give her a hug) always makes my day…it’s an amazing lift to the heart and soul to hear the one you love.

  • Adhi says on: November 16, 2012 at 7:55 pm

     

    Wow! I especially like Connect Physically under “husbands”…and getting #6 (Give her a hug) always makes my day…it’s an amazing lift to the heart and soul to hear the one you love.

  • Arnoldo says on: July 2, 2014 at 1:35 pm

     

    I want to to thank you for this good read!! I definitely loved every bit of it.

    I have you book marked to look at new stuff you post…
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    • MInTheGap says on: July 5, 2014 at 12:59 pm

       

      Thanks, I’m glad enjoyed it!

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