” But it made me think, when would be an appropriate time to say it? I’ll jokingly say, “I hate you” and he’s all “Awwww love you too! He will develop a little thing he does regularly so you know he cares.
He's admiring you, and inwardly copping to the fact that he does indeed love you, and you just caught him in the act of doing so.
He Has a Recurring Thing for You Sometimes a man will express that he loves you in simple gestures.
Even if your guy has a hunch that you love him too, it's nerve-wracking to be the first one to say "I love you."Plus there's the pressure of getting it "right." He wants to be sitting in a park after the best date ever, have a sweet speech ready, and as soon as you say it back the previously inactive fountain comes to life and shoots beautiful streams of water into the air as you kiss.
That's what the movies make us think this moment should be, and most men know it won't be that, so we avoid the actual act of saying these words longer than is needed or comfortable.
'” The truth is there is no magic formula or algorithm, but there are some things you may want to consider before you say that very powerful phrase.
Your knees get weak when you see her and your hormones rage when you touch, but remember that just because someone turns you on, it does not mean you are in love.
Love isn't always expressed with the words "I love you," and it's often more powerful when it's not.
We place so much emphasis on exchanging those three words with our partners, though, that actions that say the same thing sometimes go underappreciated.
You know your girlfriend in a way most people don’t, so pay attention to how she expresses her feelings.
If you’re hoping to have her utter those three words first, you need to make her feel confident that you’ll reciprocate. People don’t come with factory standard parts, so what works with one girl probably won’t work with another. Being the first person in a relationship to say “I love you” is scary, and if your girlfriend is the strong and silent type, it’s unlikely she’ll be the one proclaiming her devotion from the rooftops.
For example, he'll start with the word "I," squeeze you tight, make a soft noise and then say "you." Or "I [insert sweet, knowing look] you." It's like we need to test the water to see if you'll please (please! This is the I'm-going-to-open-the-door thing we do, where we make it so clear that we want to say it but don't actually do so.