All you can think of is, "I love you so much." Yet, you are in need to find something more, to be creative, and to truly reflect your personality and your emotions. The phrase is powerful enough, but maybe your love deserves a bit more effort.
When you can no longer keep it inside, and you want to shout it from the rooftops, you don't merely say to your loved one those three magic words with eight letters. You're bursting with all the emotions, but you cannot find a better way than to merely add "so much."
The good news is that there's no particularly bad way to tell someone how you feel, as long as it comes from the heart. But you know you can do more, better, and that's why you want alternative ways to express yourself.
There's a certain pressure when it comes to saying you're in love. We think it is supposed to be perfect because we tend to see our partners as some mythical creatures who can do no wrong. Of course, you know their flaws, and you know you love them because and despite these flaws. No love story is perfect, but you need to find the right words and actions, especially in the early stages of the relationship.
Quotes that will inspire you
Instead of merely saying, "I love you so much," try to find inspiration in some memorable quotes and sayings.
In all the world, there is no heart for me like yours. In all the world, there is no love for you like mine.
— Maya Angelou
It's a simple truth: not only that you care for your girl or your guy, but you genuinely are unique souls. And your hearts will never be able to beat for others the way they do for the two of you. Place the focus on what's your place in the world. Tell them that you two are like no other.
I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride; so I love you because I know no other way.
— Pablo Neruda
It's not about finding the perfect moment or the ideal words. It's about that moment where you know that you love someone with all that you are and all that you'll ever be. And at that moment, you'll find inspiration to open up and let go of all expectations. You belong to your partner, and there's no way around it.
Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you.' Mature love says 'I need you because I love you.
— Erich Fromm
True love is kind, and it's not selfish. Instead of saying that you need someone, maybe think about why you need them. Perhaps you genuinely love them, and your only desire is simply to be with them. It makes all the difference.
Finish your "I love you so much" statement
When you casually say it, it's most likely because you said it before to your partner. But once in a while, complete your thought: "I love you so much because you make me a better person" or "because you make the best pancakes." It doesn't have to be all serious, all the time.
If you want to be cute and funny, instead of saying something significant, say whatever comes to mind. "I love you more because you're so hot" or "I adore you, but not as much as this cake."
Matters of the heart are serious, deep, even scary, So, by explaining what's on our minds, it brings us back into reality. And having a sense of humor is always a part of a real relationship.
The need to say "so much"
Why can't we simply state that we love someone? Why do we need to add more?
It's quite simple: we want to make sure that our lover hears us. However, it's more about meaning the words than anything else. So sometimes, we add that "I love you so much" because this love is different from all others.
In a way, we're all insecure when it comes to love. When the essence of your being is in someone else's hands, you have to remind them that they own a part of you.
Sometimes, we add words like "forever" and "always," but the meaning stays the same. We're in love, borderline obsessed with our partners, and we want the world to know. But, most of all, we want them to be sure.
Love's never enough
Mature relationships don't express love merely by using words. Knowing someone's soul, what they like to eat, where they want to shop, or which movies make them cry are far more essential things.
But, even the steadiest partnerships need words. You need to find a balance between grand gestures, every day, little things, and words. And when it's real love, it comes naturally.
Words without actions are meaningless. Respect, honesty, the desire to make someone smile, planning a future, all those things are far bigger than anything you have to say. Yet, in rare moments of calmness and a sense of belonging, we have nothing to add, but "I love you so much."
Eye to eye vs. texting
Face it: there's nothing more significant than expressing your feelings when your eyes meet. But, there's also nothing scarier, especially if you haven't been dating for long.
If you are still trying to find ways to say those three magic words, a text isn't a bad idea. You're testing whether it's too soon, and by the response, you'll see what the other person feels.
However, what's the point in hiding? If you do love them, say it, and tell them outside the virtual world. Yes, it might suck if they don't say it back, but at the same time, everything about love is a risky business.
Waiting for that first declaration of love can drive you insane a bit. So, take charge, and no matter what's the outcome, you know you did the right thing. You said what was in your heart.
There are many ways to say how you feel, but "I love you so much" is still one of the most popular routes. It's uncomplicated, simple, unlike everything else in passionate relationships. You could spend hours, days, obsessing over what to say, but in the end, most of us say it as it is. There's no sugarcoating it, and there's nothing more to add.
The only time you shouldn't say these beautiful words is when you're still unsure or when you're too vulnerable, so it feels like a dare. Love's scary, but you shouldn't have to say anything that feels like pure torture.