10 romantic ways to say 'I Love You' in English
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Telling someone you love them is easy if you only know the right words to say, don’t you think?
So that’s what we’re going to be doing here today. We are going to teach you how to say “I love you” in English. No, not just those three words, but 10 creative expressions from the classic ones to lyrics in famous love songs you can use to bring color and excitement to your message of love.
1.I’m in love with you
This phrase is a bit more intense than the simple, ‘I love you.’ ‘I’m in love with you’ can only be said in a romantic way – so don’t mistakenly say this to your great aunt Mildred.
2.You’re the love of my life
This is a serious declaration, so only say this if you’re really sure that it’s true. Telling someone, ‘You’re the love of my life,’ implies that you want to be with them forever and there’ll never be anyone else.
3.I love you to the moon and back
What’s more romantic than gazing at the moon? Maybe telling your partner, ‘I love you to the moon and back.’ The phrase is quite famous for being in the children’s book Guess how much I love you?, but it’s used for romantic as well as non-romantic love now.
4.I’m crazy about you
This is quite a modern way to say ‘I love you’. And it doesn’t always mean ‘I love you’, it could just be that you really, really like someone. So if you’re using this phrase, it’s a good idea to clarify with ‘I’m crazy about you, I love you so much,’ or something similar.
5.I’m head over heels for you
‘I’m head over heels for you’ means I’m totally and utterly in love with you and I can’t think about anything or anyone else.
6.You’re my other half.
This is a sweet way to tell someone you love them so much that they complete you. (Side note: ‘You complete me’ is also a way to tell someone you love them.) Brits often use the phrase ‘my other half’ when they’re referring to their husband or wife, e.g. ‘My other half’s at the bar, getting the beers in.’
|Why Learn How to Say “I Love You” in English? |
English is a language rich with sayings, quotes, books, songs and movies about love and romance. If you want to understand the many romantic references you come across, you’ll need to expand your vocabulary.
As you well know, love itself is a universal language spoken everywhere in the world. This means you simply can’t learn the English language without learning how to say “I love you.”
Of course, if you keep using only these three words to express your love, it could get boring very quickly. The good news is that there are lots of creative and indirect ways to express love.
As you travel along love’s many highways, there are plenty of different romantic expressions you can use to reflect the mood and depth of your relationship at any point in time.
7.I will always love you
Is there a more overblown romantic song than this one? Whether you go for the original Dolly Parton or Whitney Houston’s Bodyguard version, your someone special will definitely feel your love.
8.I can’t help falling in love with you
Conjure up a little Las Vegas-style love with Elvis Presley’s Can’t help falling in love with you. The song is about falling in love with someone quickly, so this is a good line to use when you haven’t known someone long but you know you love them.
9.You are my sunshine
A very sweet way to say ‘I love you’ is by telling that special someone, ‘You are my sunshine’. It’s been covered by a lot of different artists so you can pick your poison, so to speak. This song is also often sung by parents to their children as a nursery rhyme.
10.You’re amazing just the way you are
Bruno Mars’ Just the way you are is the perfect song to tell someone you love them for exactly who they are. It was written for a girl but that doesn’t stop you from telling your gentleman friend that you wouldn’t change a thing about them.
Now you have at least 10 different ways to tell someone I love you. So there’s no excuse; get out there and start declaring your love!
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