10 Ways to Say I Love You


Be Creative When You Say I Love You
Looking for lots of ways to say “I love you”? Why not try something new…or foreign…or silent? Check out these slides for ideas.

The Grecian Influence

In ancient Greece, there were five types of love:
  • Agape – Means love in modern day Greek; but, in ancient times it referred to a pure love without sexual connotations.
  • Eros – Includes passionate love full of desire and longing.
  • Philia – Mentioned by Aristotle, meant to be a dispassionate, virtuous and unselfish love.
  • Storge – Means the affection of a parent.
  • Xenia – Includes hospitality and refers to a type of love more would consider charity or giving.

A Silent ‘I Love You’

You can silently say “I love you.”To use American Sign Language just spread out your hand and bend down the middle finger and the ring finger, leaving the thumb and other fingers extended.

Choose Your Language

You can say “I love you” in a language other than English:French: Je t’aime

German: Ich liebe dich

Greek: S’agapo

Hawaiian: Aloha wau ia ‘oe

Italian: Ti amo

Portuguese: Eu te amo

Russian: Ya lyublyu tebya

Slovak: Lubim ta

Spanish: Te quiero

Swahili: Naku penda

Swedish: Jag älskar dig

Express Long-term Love

You can express your wish for a long-term love by telling someone “I want a lifetime with you.”

Personalities Complement in Love

You can express how your personalities complement each other by saying “You complete me.”

Importance Equals Love

You can tell someone how important they are to you by saying “You are my everything.”

Love is Need

You can tell someone that you need them by saying “I need you by my side.”

Love is a Reason for Living

Whether you are single, a couple, a parent or have a parent to love, you can tell someone how important they are to you by saying “You are my reason for living.”
Love Is a Positive Effect

You can tell someone what a positive effect he or she has had on you by saying “I am better because of you.”
Love Is Joy

You can express your absolute joy at having that person in your life by saying “You rock my world.”


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