You don’t have to wait until Valentine Day to tell that special someone in your life how much you love them. In fact, you shouldn’t wait for that one holiday to tell them. You have 364 other days in the year to express your feelings as well! If you’re looking for a special way, then you need to learn 10 clever ways to say “I Love You”.
1. Ask Him/Her For a Date, Even if You’re Already Married
One of the most romantic ways to tell your loved one how you feel is to ask them for a date. Let them know, that, out of all the people in the world, you still want to date them. Then, decide what restaurant you want to eat at (their favorite one will be a plus), and make reservations if need be. Plan the rest of your special evening with a fun activity you both will enjoy. You can see a movie, take a long drive, get tickets to a show, et cetera.
My romantic sister-in-law did this after being married for several years. She and my brother loved “dating” again. It really livened up their marriage, and I ended up with a nephew.
2. Don’t Ever Put the Mistletoe Away!
Hang a green sprig of Mistletoe in your bedroom doorway, and remind him or her of its presence. Collect a kiss everytime you two are underneath this plant, and he or she is sure to know how much you love them. Better yet, hang up four or five sprigs of Mistletoe and collect even more kisses when you’re home together!
3. Flirt With Him/Her Secretly in Public Places
Sharing your love secretly is another clever way to say “I Love You.” For example, when you’re out together, but you’re several feet apart in distance, stare at your loved one until you make eye contact. Then, wink at him/her, blow them a kiss, or smile seductively. They’ll get the hint that you think they’re something special.
4. Keep the House Quiet When Their Favorite TV Show Is On
This may sound like a “no brainer”, but that special person in your life will appreciate it more than you know. When he or she is watching a choice show, be quiet so they can enjoy it in peace. Moreso, keep the kids and the pets at bay so they’re not interfering with your loved one’s time.
5. Attend Church With Them, Even If Their Religion Isn’t Yours
My friend Amy and her husband Jim have been happily married for 10 years. Amy attends her Baptist church, while Jim worships at his synagogue every Saturday. Jim tells Amy “I Love You” by driving her to church every Sunday morning. He often attends services with her, and he always takes her out for lunch afterwards.
6. Slip Away for a Romantic Weekend
One recent winter, an ice storm knocked out the power to Jen and Steve’s house. So they checked into a nearby lodge for a few days until the electricity was restored. They splashed in the pool, ate romantic meals for two, relaxed in the sauna, and, well, just had a wonderful time by themselves. Since then, Jen and Steve check into the same lodge at least once a year just to tell each other “I Love You.”
7. Surprise Them With a Heartfelt Lunch
Another clever way to say “I Love You” is with a special lunchtime pizza. Of course, you’ll have to find a pizza parlor that will fulfill your request, but that shouldn’t be too difficult. Order him or her a pepperoni pizza to be delivered at their place of work at lunchtime. Ask the pizza parlor to spell out “I Love You” with the pepperoni slices. Then, when they open the box, they’ll get the message.
8. Do Their Household Chores For a Day
Life is busy. We’re all busy, and there’s never enough time to get it all done in just one day. You can show your loved one how much you care by taking time out of your busy schedule to give them a helping hand. Do their household chores for a day, and give them a little free time to themselves. The help will be greatly appreciated. Afterall, “actions speak louder than words.”
9. Celebrate the Special Times in Your Lives
Whatever milestones there are in your life, celebrate them together. It doesn’t have to be Valentine’s Day or your anniversary for you and yours to make it a special day. How about the anniversary of your first date? Your first kiss? On what day did you get engaged? When did you buy your house? Why not celebrate the paying off of the mortgage? You get the point. Think about all of the wonderful times you’ve had in your lives and make annual celebrations of them.
10. Simply Tell Him/Her “I Love You!”
Of course, the most direct way to express your feelings is to tell your loved one straight out. Those three little words can go a long way to help make a relationship stronger and healthier. Tell him or her that you love them often and with a sincere feeling. Don’t let your relationship falter like this:
“Sometimes we let affection, go unspoken,
Sometimes we let our love go unexpressed,
Sometimes we can’t find words to tell our feelings,
Especially towards those we love the best.”