But figuring out how to tell your partner you love them doesn't mean you know exactly when to say "I love you" for the first time. Ideally, it would.
I've always imagined challenging a new partner to a countdown, at the end of which we both blurt out what we've been wanting to say for weeks: "I love you!"But figuring out how to tell your partner you love them doesn't mean you know exactly when to say "I love you" for the first time. Ideally, it would be nice if both you and your partner could lock eyes and have one of those silent conversations, like Lily and Marshall did on How I Met Your Mother. You know, the kind of intimate connection between two people who don't need to say a word to each other because they just know. It'd be nice, but it'd also be unrealistic.
I spoke with relationship expert and host of the breakup BOOST podcast Trina Leckie about when it's OK to say "I love you" for the first time in a new relationship, and she explained that we can't all have what Lily and Marshall had. OK, she didn't exactly put it like that, but she did say, "Every relationship and every connection is different, so there is no right answer or cookie-cutter formula."
There is a wrong answer, though. Just because more than 50 percent of people wait to say "I love you" until after the three-month mark, according to a recent survey, doesn't mean you have to do the same. If you think that you and your partner should say "I love you" to each other simply because you've been dating for three months, a year, or however long you've decided is long enough to get to that point, Leckie says that's not really the best way to approach it. "Once you start setting time rules on it, the moment loses its authenticity," she tells Elite Daily.
Instead, you should consider these two important questions before dropping the L-bomb.
You never want to say "I love you" to someone else before you're ready. Not only will you be hurting their feelings by lying to them, but you'll also be putting way too much pressure on yourself to live up to your lie.
"I think the best thing to do when it comes to this is not to overthink it," says Leckie. "If you feel like you want to scream it from the rooftops, that's a good indication of a good time to say it because it shows how excited you are to tell that person [and everyone else] how you feel about them."
Rather than tying this relationship milestone to others, like agreeing to say it once you've met each other's families or once you've started staying over at their place more than three times a week, Leckie's suggestion relies more on instinct.
Even if you're a private person who would never want to shout even the most mundane personal tidbits from your bedroom window (I get you), there are other ways your intuition can help you out. For example, if the spontaneous thought of your partner brings a bright smile to your face several times throughout the day, or you constantly look forward to the next time you get to see them, you might be ready to take the plunge.
Once you've decided that you're ready to say "I love you," the next challenge is figuring out if your partner feels the same way. No one wants to say "I love you" to someone who doesn't say it back.
Luckily, Leckie points out that, if your partner loves you, you can always tell by the way they treat you, which is especially important to remember in this instance. Sometimes, saying "I love you" doesn't necessarily mean they do, so you really shouldn't base your entire relationship on your and your partner's ability to have this verbal exchange. Someone who loves you will always consider your needs, appreciate you for who you are, and respect your opinions. It should be obvious that they enjoy spending time with you and that they have pictured a future with you in it.
For Leckie, though, knowing that the other person loves you back isn't always a prerequisite for opening up about your own feelings. "I don’t think people should only tell someone this if they feel as though they are guaranteed to hear it back," she says. "It takes courage to show your feelings, and the world needs more courage!"
She's right. Telling someone you love them shouldn't be a transaction. You shouldn't say it simply because you expect to hear it in return. If you love someone and you're ready to share that with them, you should be allowed to do so without worrying about placing too much pressure on them or scaring them away.
If your relationship is as serious as you think it is, they'll join you eventually.
This post was originally published on March 8, 2018. It was updated on Aug. 19, 2019.
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Want to improve the way you express your deep love for someone you love dearly? Get better at expressing how you feel with these deep love quotes.
Sometimes it’s difficult for you to find the right words, but these I love you quotes will help you find the perfect words for that special person in your life.
And it certainly goes without saying that love is a truly incredible feeling.
It is one of life’s most fulfilling experiences. The ability to have an affectionate and intimate connection with another person is one of the most important things there is in life.
There are many ways in which we express, or want to express, our love for another.
We have so many thoughts and emotions, but many of us struggle to put them into words.
But fear not! For I am here to help you find just the right words to let that special someone know the depth of your feelings for them.
Please read below for wise and beautiful deep love quotes, deep love sayings, and deep love proverbs from individuals, who not only understood the many meanings of love, but had some very eloquent ways of sharing what is in their hearts and minds.
1.) “To the world you may be one person, but to one person you are the world.” – Bill Wilson
2.) “Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.”— James Baldwin
3.) “You have found true love when you realize that you want to wake up beside your love every morning even when you have your differences.” – Unknown
4.) “Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.”— Lucille Ball
5.) “I love you and that’s the beginning and end of everything.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald
6.) “You are the source of my joy, the center of my world and the whole of my heart.” – Unknown
7.) “The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in.” — Morrie Schwartz
8.) “You are nothing short of my everything.” – Unknown
9.) “My six word love story: I can’t imagine life without you.” – Anonymous
10.) “You are the last thought in my mind before I drift off to sleep and the first thought when I wake up each morning.” – Unknown
11.) “Love is a friendship set to music.”— Joseph Campbell
12.) “I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.” – Roy Croft
13.) “I went to sleep last night with a smile because I knew I’d be dreaming of you… but I woke up this morning with a smile because you weren’t a dream.” – Unknown
14.) “Everywhere I look I am reminded of your love. You are my world.” – Unknown
15.) “We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.”— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
16.) “You are every reason, every hope and every dream I’ve ever had.” – Nicolas Sparks
17.) “Love is not about how many days, weeks or months you’ve been together, it’s all about how much you love each other every day.” – Unknown
18.) “When we are in love we seem to ourselves quite different from what we were before.”— Blaise Pascal
19.) “I love you for all that you are, all that you have been and all that you will be.” – Unknown
20.) “If I know what love is, it is because of you.” – Hermann Hesse
21.) “The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost.”— Gilbert K. Chesterton
22.) “You are my paradise and I would happily get stranded on you for a lifetime.” – Unknown
23.) “I’ve fallen in love many times…always with you.” – Unknown
24.) “Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart, and the senses.”— Lao Tzu
25.) “My heart is perfect because you are in it.”– Unknown
27.) “This morning I awoke and was reminded of the preciousness of life. I realized I should express my gratitude to those who are so very important to me. Thank you for all you have done and have a great day!” – Unknown
28.) “I can’t stop thinking about you, today… tomorrow… always.” – Unknown
29.) “You know it’s love when all you want is that person to be happy, even if you’re not part of their happiness.” — Julia Roberts
30.) “In this crazy world, full of change and chaos, there is one thing of which I am certain, one thing which does not change: my love for you.” – Unknown
31.) “Thank you for always being my rainbow after the storm.” – Unknown
32.) “At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.” — Plato
33.) “If I did anything right in my life it was when I gave my heart to you.” – Unknown
34.) “I am so totally, completely, overwhelmingly, eye-poppingly, life-changingly, spectacularly, passionately, deliciously in love with you.” – Unknown
35.) “The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.” — Helen Keller
36.) “This morning I awoke and was reminded of the preciousness of life. I realized I should express my gratitude to those who are so very important to me. Thank you for all you have done and have a great day!” – Unknown
37.) “Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.” — Oscar Wilde
38.) “I may not be your first date, kiss or love…but I want to be your last everything.” – Unknown
39.) “Thank you for going on this journey through life with me. There is nobody else who I would want by my side but you my angel.” – Unknown
40.) “Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.” — Khalil Gibran
41.) “I’ll never ask you to change for me because you are perfect just the way you are.” – Unknown
42.) “The only thing we never get enough of is love; and the only thing we never give enough of is love.” — Henry Miller
43.) “When I wake up in the morning, I am thinking of you. When I go to sleep at night, I am thinking of you. And all those hours in between, I think of us.” – Unknown
44.) “And then my soul saw you and it kind of went, “Oh, there you are. I’ve been looking all over for you.” – Unknown
45.) “Together with you is my favorite place to be.” – Unknown
46.) “Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.” — Oprah Winfrey
47.) “I am very indecisive and always have trouble picking my favorite anything. But, without a doubt, you are my favorite everything.” – Unknown
48.) “I still fall in love with you every day!” – Unknown
49.) “You know you’re in love when you don’t want to fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” — Dr. Seuss
50.) “If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my garden forever.” – Alfred Lord Tennyson
51.) “To be your friend was all I ever wanted; to be your lover was all I ever dreamed.” – Valerie Lombardo
52.) “A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love.” – Max Muller
53.) I could never say how much I like you, and just how special you are to me. But I can say that my world is all smiles whenever I am with you. I love you a lot. – Unknown
54.) I never could have accomplished what I have today without the love I feel from you! – Unknown
55.) “I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride.” – Pablo Neruda
56.) “My love for you is past the mind, beyond my heart, and into my soul.” – Boris Kodjoe
57.) I don’t need paradise because I found you. I don’t need dreams because I already have you. – Unknown
58.) If I know what love is, it is because of you. – Hermann Hesse
59.) I don’t want to lose you in my life. You are the stars in my sky and the sun to my world. You are the reason I survive.
60.) Here is my heart, accept it please because I am so clumsy and I am afraid I just might lose it.
61.) You are the last thought in my mind before I drift off to sleep and the first thought when I wake up each morning.
62.) Who would have thought that I would fall for the most beautiful person in this world?
63.) “My heart is and always will be yours.” – Jane Austen
64.) “I love making you laugh because for those few seconds, I made you happy and seeing you happy, it makes me happy too.”
65.) It was the way you laughed, I knew I wanted that in my life. – R. M. Drake
66.) If I did anything right in my life, it was when I gave my heart to you.
67.) I will never be perfect for you, but I will always imperfectly try to be. – Atticus
68.) “I love you right up to the moon—and back.” – Sam McBratney
69.) “So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.” – Paulo Coelho
70.) “I love you. I knew it the minute I met you. I’m sorry it took so long for me to catch up. I just got stuck.” – Silver Linings Playbook
71.) I wish that you were here or I were there or we were together anywhere.
72.) “If I had to dream up the perfect woman, she wouldn’t even come close to you.” – Boy Meets World
73.) Sometimes I look at you and I wonder how I got to be so damn lucky.
74.) “Sometimes I think,
I need a spare heart to feel
all the things I feel.” ― Sanober Khan
75.) “Love is supposed to be based on trust, and trust on love, it’s something rare and beautiful when people can confide in each other without fearing what the other person will think.” ― E.A. Bucchianeri
76.) “A truly sensual woman is the kind of woman only a man with a deep soul can intoxicate and satiate.” ― Lebo Grand
77.) Love grows by giving. The love we give away is the only love we keep. The only way to retain love is to give it away. – Elbert Hubbard
78.) What I write comes from a place of deep love, and a deep understanding of all kinds of otherness. – Jacqueline Woodson
79.) There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love. – Martin Luther King, Jr.
80.) “Love understands love; it needs no talk.” – Francis Havergal
81.) “Love asks me no questions, and gives me endless support.” – William Shakespeare
82.) “The beautiful thing about love is that you just need to plant it once and nurture it and it shall bloom into blossoms that would cover the valleys.” – Hermann J. Steinherr
83.) “The beauty of your life is predicated on the richness of your sensuality.” ― Lebo Grand
84.) “One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is love!” – Sophocles
85.) “I have no special gift. With deep love, I give what I have.” ― Debasish Mridha
86.) “You must love in such a way that the person you love feels free.” – Thich Nhat Hanh
87.) “I knew why love was always described with eternity. A single minute stretched out for lifetimes.” ― Shannon A. Thompson
88.) “Love is breathing each other with all madness” ― Seema Gupta
89.) “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” – Lao Tzu
90.) “Love is the enchanted dawn of every heart.” – Lamartine
91.) “Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind,
And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.” ― William Shakespeare
92.) “When someone loves you, the way they talk about you is different. You feel safe and comfortable.” ― Jess C. Scott
93.) “Love is like the wind, you can’t see it but you can feel it.” ― Nicholas Sparks
94.) “When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” ― Paulo Coelho
95.) “We love the things we love for what they are.” ― Robert Frost
96.) “Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.” ― Zelda Fitzgerald
97.) “Once upon a time there was a boy who loved a girl, and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering.”― Nicole Krauss
98.) “We loved with a love that was more than love.” ― Edgar Allen Poe
99.) “I have decided to stick to love…Hate is too great a burden to bear.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.
100.) “Two people in love, alone, isolated from the world, that’s beautiful.” ― Milan Kundera
101.) “You are, and always have been, my dream.”― Nicholas Sparks
102.) “If you remember me, then I don’t care if everyone else forgets.”― Haruki Murakami
103.) “Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.”― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
104.) “Love doesn’t just sit there, like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; remade all the time, made new.”― Ursula K. Le Guin
105.) “Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth or burn down your house, you can never tell.”― Joan Crawford
Love is the most precious thing in the universe. Loving someone and having them love you back is the most important thing in life.
Hopefully, these sweet deep love quotes have provided you with some inspiration to express your feelings to the love of your life. Use them as a guide, or pick a favorite.
No matter what, be inspired, be open, and express the true and endearing affection you have for your significant other. You will be thankful you did.
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Love is a great but unexplainable phenomenon. We don’t fall in love with people just because they are good in sports or cooking, it happens unpredictably, it’s not within our control. However, when this beautiful feeling touches us with its wings, we start thinking what could cause it. Sometimes, the explanation “I love you because everything” is just not enough. Love is when you like someone’s advantages as well as disadvantages, but still, there is a list of cute things about our soulmates that make our hearts beat faster.
The list below will help to formulate and express your love.
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I love you because even in the coldest weather you warm me with your love and warmth.
I love how I feel when I look into your eyes, I see the universe in them, nobody and nothing matters when we are together
You always support me when I am upset and always laugh at my foolish jokes, you love me without changing me, I appreciate it.
I love to feel a little girl in your strong arms, you protect me and you’ll never let anyone hurt me.
I love that I can enjoy simple things with you, the sun and your kisses make me happy.
like the sense of security that I feel when you hold my hand, I understand that with your support and love I can do everything.
I love the way you look at me, I adore every wrinkle on your face, you are the man, with whom I wanna grow old.
You make me feel like I’m the only girl in the world, you are able to see the beauty everywhere.
With you I can be myself, we fool around, take cute selfies and each time I feel as if we have never been so close.
I love your romantic nature, you always please me with little surprises.
You are the person, with whom I can dance under the rain, when we are together, all problems disappear.
We are connected, even in the crowd I’ll find your eyes and even ocean noise does not stop me from hearing your heartbeat.
I like that I feel confident in our future with you, I see you as a perfect husband for me.
Your words, glances, touches make my heart smile.
You have given me the most precious gifts: your love and friendship, I couldn’t ask for anything more.
You are my inspiration, for you I am ready to change and become better than I am.
You are my second weird half, I love going crazy with you.
You make me complete, your love helped me to become an integrated personality.
Your smile makes me melt and I am willing to do anything for you.
Only you make me experience those emotions, which nobody can give me.
I love you because we are family and friends at the same time.
I love you because you have taught me the true meaning of love.
You are my personal wizard, you make our lives beautiful, I love you.
I can count on you, no matter what you will be always there for me.
I love you because you’re warm and comforting when I need it
When you hug me, I understand that you are my home, so secure and peaceful I feel in your arms.
You can substitute friends, mates, and relatives for me, but nobody can substitute you.
You give me the kind of feeling people write novels about – bliss and boundless joy.
I love you because you believe in my goodness even when I don’t.
I love that you love life and never lose hope.
I love you because you always believe in me and inspire me.
You are a determined man, you work hard for the sake of our family and our future, I evolve thanks to you, you make me better.
You have fulfilled all my dreams, you are my gift from God.
You are inside my heart, with you I feel over the moon, love for you is flowing through my veins.
I love you because you find wonder in everything.
I love because you are always patient with me.
I love you because you make my dopamine levels go all silly.
You are sweeter than my favorite dessert, I love you.
I love that we have much in common, we never argue about movies.
I love you because in all life situations you remain yourself, you are wonderful when you are happy or sad.
Each time we kiss my female principle strives to merge with your male essence, I am addicted to you.
You gave me the most precious gift – our children, our sense of life.
Our love story is a slow dance, where you lead me and I go after you, the safest place for me is your hugs.
I love how sun rays play in your hair and your eyes are lit with the flame of passion when we hug.
Your love created a beautiful world inside my soul, where I escape each time I feel depressed.
Since our first meeting you have turned my life into a fairytale – and our wedding is the first page of our love story.
You are a light at the end of the tunnel for me – I’ll follow you wherever you go.
Your spontaneous and romantic nature turns each my routine day into a holiday.
When we kiss, the whole world stops to exist, my sun is your lips and your eyes are my guiding star.
You make me a better person, I love you with my heart and my soul.
Why do you think that your girlfriend is so amazing? What are the main reasons you like her? Think about it, maybe you don’t even notice everything she does to make your love shine brighter. Maybe the touching quotes below will help you remember a 100 of sweet things about your woman that make your heart melt.
Speaking of relationship, their main advantage is that they give us the inspiration to live, to be kind, and to achieve our goals. A soulmate who always supports you and fill your soul and mind with love makes you a happy person. We all should be grateful for a miracle like this. Your second half makes you sparkle like the star, so, don’t forget to tell something cute to show how much he or she means to you.
Any girl dreams of a perfect man. If you are lucky to find him, tell him how happy you are as often as possible! Think of the reasons your cheeks become red and your heart beat faster and tell about them to your dearest boyfriend. It just seems like boys don’t like romance; there is no man on Earth who wouldn’t want to hear something sweet from his beloved woman!
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