60 Sweet Little Phrases That Actually Mean 'I Love You'

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how to say I love you

It's all about nuance.

Sometimes, the best way to say "I love you" is to do something nice for your significant other. But when there's no time to run and get flowers or cook a nice meal for them, it's better to just say it.

But it's more than just flat-out saying you love them — it's about showing them how much you care for them, their safety, and their happiness. Here's how to say I love you without, well... actually saying it.

1. "Be careful."

2. "Stay safe."

3. "Here, let me pay."



4. "I made you breakfast."

5. "It reminded me of you."

6. "Have a good day."

7. "Let me walk you home."

8. "I'll share with you."

9. "Can we have two spoons?"

10. "Take my coat."

11. "You can have mine."

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12. "How are you feeling?"

13. "This might make you feel better."

14. "Watch the ice, it's slippery."

15. "Can I have this dance?"

16. "Everything is going to be OK."

17. "Don't worry about it."

18. "You make me happy."

19. "Will you come over?"

20. "I brought your favorite snack."

21. "It's my treat."

22. "What do you want to watch?"

23. "You can pick."

24. "I'll drive."

25. "Buckle up."

26. "I picked up your favorite coffee."

27. "I made plans for us."

28. "Call me if you need anything."

29. "Are you OK?"

30. "You can do this!"

31. "I'll see you later."

32. "I saved you a seat."

33. "I made reservations."

34. "Want to go on an adventure?"

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35. "I'll come get you."

36. "Don't worry about a thing."

37. "I bought two."

38. "Stay with me."

39. "I did the dishes."

40. "Drive safe."

41. "I'm still up."

42. "I made this for you."

43. "We can squeeze."

44. "You didn't have to ask."

45. "Never change."

46. "I miss you."

47. "I can't wait to see you."

48. "Just because."

49. "I picked these for you."

50. "I hope you like it."

51. "I put a lot of time into it."

52. "I'll order pizza."

53. "Come over."

54. "I just want to see you."

55. "I needed to hear your voice."

56. "Sleep tight."

57. "I'm proud of you."

58. "I knew you could do it."

59. "I love your laugh."

60. "Hey, guess what? I love you."

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​Becca Martin is a freelance writer currently located in Denver, CO. She likes dogs, brunch and going to bed early. You can keep up with her on Instagram.


This article was originally published at Thought Catalog. Reprinted with permission from the author.