Top 7 ways to tell someone you love them.
Want to tell that special someone how much you really like them? Everyone has their own ideas on the âperfectâ way to make the confession, but youâre sure to find a technique that suits you in this list of seven ways to tell someone you love them:
Add a little humour
The words âI love youâ can be spruced up with all sorts of poetic techniques that donât sound like theyâve come straight from one of Shakespeareâs classics. Why not add a light sprinkling of humour to your love confession through a creative analogy? Think of something you couldnât live without and compare the one you love to that. You can make your analogy as silly or as serious as you like and your other half will appreciate the amount of thought youâve put into your confession. âYou are the cream to my coffee, the lamb to my farm, and I love you to little bitsâ â aww!
Dropping the âL bombâ can be equally as nerve wracking whether youâre a hopeless romantic or you have a heart of stone. Sometimes the mere mention of the word âloveâ, when youâve never said it to this person before, can make you nervous. If this sounds like you, saying it through photography may be the form of expression youâre comfortable with, and it neednât be as cheesy as it sounds. Take a photo of yourself doing something silly; a photo of your other halfâs favourite sweets in the shape of a heart; and a photo of your partner too (it doesnât have to be snaps of these exact things â theyâre just ideas.) Attach your photos together with some ribbon or string and voila; [insert name] hearts [insert name]. You didnât even need to say âthe L wordâ and your other half gets the picture (literally) and has a little keepsake to treasure â you are one creative soul!
Write it in the sand
To make your expression of love memorable, why not pay a visit to the seaside for a date? You can write a love message in the sand when your loved one isnât looking and when they turn around theyâll be in for a surprise. If it all goes wrong, tell them someone else wrote it and run for the hills. If it goes to plan âplease say it goes to plan â take a photograph of it afterwards so you can frame it and remember the moment for years to come.
A flash mob
If you want to create a song and dance about your love for your other half, hiring a flash mob will do just that. For this, the key is organisation. You need to make sure that you, your other half and all of the flash mob participants are in the right place at the right time. The opportunities for creativity are endless for this technique and you can tailor it to suit your needs and personality. This is a bit like hiring an aeroplane and writing it in the sky â if all goes to plan, youâll be congratulated for your efforts, but if your other half doesnât appreciate it quite as much as the spectators, your grand gesture could fall flat on its face leaving you praying for the ground to swallow you up. Make one hundred million per cent sure that your other half reciprocates your feelings before employing grand gestures like this and then go for it!
A slushy candlelit dinner
Confessions of love donât have to be shouted from the rooftops to be effective. Cooking a romantic candlelit dinner for your loved oneâs return from work gets the message across too. If you choose to go down the same route as Sex and the Cityâs Samantha during her infamous sushi moment, make sure you keep your telephone handy just in case your other half doesnât turn up. If your culinary skills arenât up to scratch, spelling it out in alphabet spaghetti is equally as creative.
Think like a teenager
Phrases such as âJe tâaimeâ and âI…well, I love youâ (followed by a watery-eyed gaze and a scattering of rose petals) are great, but theyâve been done before. If you want to get all cute and cheesy about your confession, revert your brain back to your school years. Write a high school style love note saying âI love you. Do you love me?â followed by three check boxes titled âyesâ, ânoâ and âmaybeâ, then wait in anticipation for the reply.
Take the simplistic approach
If youâre just not into the idea of scattered rose petals and crossword puzzles that creatively spell out âI love youâ, donât worry; thereâs nothing wrong with cutting out the middle man. Instead of beating about the bush here, letâs just get down to the nitty-gritty. I love you. There we go, I said it. I love you I love you I love you. This is perfect for the type of person who isnât fond of making grand gestures and if itâs good enough for the Mills and Boon novels, itâs good enough for us…