How To Say "I Love You" Without Words

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Sure, Valentine's Day has passed and the Hallmark cards and heart-shaped balloons are now in the half-off bin, but if you're in a relationship, there's no reason to slack off on showing you care the other 364 days of the year. Still, saying "I love you" doesn't always come easy or convey the depth of feeling as much as simple actions do. After the jump, 34 ways to tell her "I love you" without actually saying it. (And gals, plenty of these can apply in reverse!) The Frisky: Could You Ever Get Past Hearing "I Don't Love You Anymore?"

1.    Knowing her favorite flower.
2.    DVRing things on television that you think she'd like. The Frisky: 10 Inappropriate Times To Say I Love You
3.    Picking up tampons from the grocery store.
4.    Making food for her when she's sick.
5.    Being willing to pick her up at the airport, even if you don't have a car. The Frisky: Ways Not To Say I Love You
6.    Caring about her friends when they have love woes and giving them the male point of view.
7.    Lie on her side of the bed to keep it warm for her. The Frisky: MERRIMe, A New Web Comedy About Online Dating

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8.    Impromptu foot rubs.
9.    Impromptu oral sex.
10.    Bringing a pint of her favorite ice cream home.
11.    Not finishing the last of the ice cream because you know she'll want to finish it.
12.    Sitting through Dear John/(500) Days Of Summer, especially more than once.
13.    Making spaghetti sauce without meatballs forevermore because she's a vegetarian
14.    Politely eating dinner with her most unpleasant relatives.
15.    Switching over to her favorite brand of shampoo, soap or toothpaste.
16.    Setting the car radio back to her favorite station before you get out of the car.
17.    Cleaning up data on her computer / making it run more smoothly without being asked.
18.    Being the designated driver on a boozy night out.
19.    Walking her dog on a cold snowy morning when you know she needs an extra 30 minutes of sleep.
20.    Making her bed while she's in the shower.
21.    Letting her bitch about her friends/family/work ad nauseum without rolling your eyes or zoning out.
22.    Going to her family's place for the holidays without complaint.
23.    Taking allergy injections so she and her two cats can move in with you.
24.    Going out in the rain on a Sunday morning and picking up a latte and whole wheat bagel with cream cheese for her.
25.    Telling her that she's beautiful even when she knows for a fact that she's looking like crap.
26.    Asking "Did you lose weight?" and being sincere about it.
27.    Not rearranging the Netflix queue in your favor.
28.    Listening to her problems without always trying to fix them.
29.    Bringing her Chick-Fil-A when you travel outside of New York.
30.    And not interrupting her as she savors it/scarfs it down.
31.    Taking a shower hotter than you like because she's in there and that's the temp she prefers.
32.    Making her a mixtape.
33.    Thinking her "flaws" or "imperfections"—like her weird cowlick or stubby feet—are cute rather than ugly.
34.    Showing interest in her job and hobbies, even when they aren't things that normally would intrigue you.

Written by Amelia McDonnell-Parry for The Frisky

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