Okay, so the fact that you are wondering when you should say those three magical words already means that you are pretty serious about the relationship. And this is a great thing! Although, knowing when to say it can be scary, especially if you can’t guarantee that they will say it back right away. Some people wait till after a big event or life milestone so they can pass it off as a celebration and they didn’t actually mean it. But actually, some of the sweetest moments happen when its just two people alone in the comfort of their company. We have rounded up some signs that prove you are ready to say ‘I love you’ so that you can check off any that apply to you. Feel free to print this off and tick off any that apply.
- You feel completely at home in their company
- You spend a lot of time taking their needs into consideration (before you even think of your own!)
- Everything with them just feels super easy
- You find yourselves talking about the future you might share
- You really domiss them when you’re apart
- You are happy to make little sacrifices for them
- You feel safe in their company
- You enjoy doing the little things with them
- You want them around you
- You feel secure in the relationship
Whilst these are only some of the signs you may be in love it is a good starting point and will encourage you to really sit down and think about whether now is the time to say ‘I love you’. If you’re feeling nervous about doing it then look through our different examples of saying you love someone to see if any fit your style.
The casual one
This could be like saying it at the end of a phone call or just as you’re going out. It doesn’t add any pressure to the situation and allows for a natural response back.
The meaningful one
This could be done over a nice dinner (either homemade or at a restaurant). It shows a deep significance in the phrase and really shows you have put some thought into how you would deliver it.
The over the top one
If going over the top is something you like and being simple about things just isn’t for you then maybe do it on valentines day? You could write a long heartfelt message in a card that ends in the words ‘I love you’. This is just one example but the world is your oyster and you can get as creative as you like.
A the end of the day as long as you are in a loving relationship and you both care about each other then it shouldn’t matter who says it, when and how. All that matters is that everyone is happy and healthy. So get out there and proclaim your love, as there is no better time than the present to show you care for your partner.