Love is beautiful Love is magical. Love is profound. Love is what makes the world go round. Falling into love is such an exhilarating feeling that everything seems to be perfect and you seem to see the world through rose-colored glasses. However, when you have such intense feelings for someone, it can be a little scary to put them into words; the thought of saying “I love you” for the first time can put a lot of pressure on you.
Of course, being vulnerable and opening your heart and soul to someone without even knowing whether or not they will reciprocate your feelings is quite intimidating. But does that mean that you are still quiet and never say what you feel? No of course not! Fortunately, there are a number of things you can do to say “I love you” for the first time when you’re feeling nervous about admitting your feelings.
Here are 8 ways you can say “I love you” for the first time
1. Have a candlelit dinner and cook your favorite dishes.
Prepare your favorite dishes, set the table for a wonderful candlelight dinner and voila, you have the perfect setting to say the three magical words. One of the best ways to make someone feel pampered and loved is to cook their favorite dishes for them because it’s not only romantic but also incredibly intimate.
Show them that you care very much about their happiness and how much they mean to you because that way, when you open up about your feelings, they will be able to see and feel how real you really are. And don’t forget, the extremely cozy and romantic surroundings help you a lot too!
2. Make them a playlist with the most beautiful romantic songs.
This is old hat, but a real treat! One of the best ways to confess your love to someone is to make them a beautiful and melodious playlist that is made up of most of the romantic songs there is. And this playlist can contain some of your favorite songs, too! If you feel that you are not really good at words, or you are a generally expressionless person, add a few songs that perfectly describe how you feel about them.
In between songs, you can add some love quotes and a personal message to make it sweeter and more romantic. A playlist like this is not only adorable, but also very thoughtful and magical.
3. Be straightforward and honest about your feelings.
Instead of hiding your feelings, sometimes it’s better to be open about what and how you really feel about someone. When you feel like the time is right to admit your feelings, just do it. Yes, it will take some courage and a leap of faith, but sometimes the easiest ways are the best.
When the time comes when you are with them and you look them in the eye and find that you cannot imagine your life without them, just say “I love you”. It’s pure, strong, soul-stirring, and honest.
4. Write them a sweet love letter.
If you are someone who is not good at expressing your feelings verbally and gets cold feet when it comes to openly confessing your love, then writing a love letter is the best choice for you. Write a letter pouring out your heart, showing your vulnerability, and saying all the things you feel for that special someone. If you read a letter like this, he or she will definitely be touched, and you can be sure that your efforts will not be ignored.
Make sure, however, that you don’t write a short love letter. When you confess your feelings to someone, this letter must be intense, romantic, and very, very honest. A small note is simply not enough.
5. Go on a journey together.
Go on a romantic journey together, preferably to a place that has a special meaning for both of you. Maybe it’s where you first met, or maybe it’s a place you’ve both wanted to go to for a long time. Plan the trip, think about what you want to tell them, and go.
When you get there, focus on having fun, make sure you are both comfortable, and when the time is right, tell them “I love you.” Not only will this be a fresh start for both of you, but you’ll always have amazing memories of the time before you first told each other that you were in love.
6. Say it when you’ve made yourself comfortable with the other partner.
If you keep wondering when to tell them, “I love you,” consider this. After a long, hectic day at work, the two of you lie comfortably together, cuddle and relax, and you think everything is perfect and whatever you need is right there with you, in your arms. So maybe this is the right time to say what you’ve been waiting for so long.
Even if they don’t respond right away, don’t take that as a warning sign. It might take them some time to process something this intense and after sleeping about it they will be able to give you an honest answer. It’s a big step, after all, and if they don’t tell you right away, you shouldn’t panic.
I love you.
7. Have a deep and meaningful conversation.
Deep, meaningful conversations are the best, aren’t they? You can talk about anything and everything under the sun without really worrying about the other person getting bored. So why not start with a meaningful conversation and then, when you feel the time is right, confess your feelings?
Spending some time with the person you love can help you understand when they are most comfortable and relaxed, and when you see that they are really involved in the conversation, take a leap of faith and pour your heart out . However, be careful not to overdo it or they will end up feeling overwhelmed and cornered.
8. Casually drop the L-bomb.
On the one hand, when you first say ‘I love you’, you have deep and meaningful conversations. And, on the other hand, you can drop the L word without having to go out of your way. What you can do is if you are talking normally and he says something that really touches your heart, just casually say, “That’s why I love you so much”. That’s easy, isn’t it?
If you’re someone who doesn’t like planning a lot and is a very living person in the moment, then this is the best thing for you. This way you don’t put the other person under pressure and it also looks very natural and normal. But before you casually drop the L-bomb, make sure you mean every word of it.
Did it give you a little encouragement and motivation to go out and confess your feelings to the person you love? If so, then don’t wait any longer because life is too short not to tell someone that you love them.