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10 Ways to Say “I Love You” Without Words

[step-list-wrapper title="" time=""]Saying "I love you" comes with so much baggage. First, there's the question of what you want it to mean. Is it a declaration of commitment? Is it a simple statement of appreciation? Do you even know why you want to say it? Then there's the question of when to say it. Do you plan a time, like a romantic dinner or a lazy Saturday morning in bed? Do you let it pop out unexpectedly? Or do you wait for him to say it first? And finally there's the question of how it's received. Will it freak him out? Will he understand what you mean? Will he say it back? And if he does say it back, does he mean it the same way you do? No matter how you answer all these questions, telling someone you love them is a big deal. So what if you're not quite ready to say it, but you want to show it? Or what if you've already said it, and you want something more than just words? Read: 50 Ways to be Romantic Right Now Here are 10 ways to say I love you without actually saying it. [step-item number="1." image_url="" title="Take a picture of yourself smiling while you're on the phone with him so he can see how happy he makes you." ] [/step-item] [step-item number="2." image_url="" title="Grab him when you're in front of a mirror or a reflective store window and say, 'Look, it's us!'" ] [/step-item] [step-item number="3." image_url="" title="Do the dishes, even though it's his turn." ] [/step-item] [step-item number="4." image_url="" title="Let him have the smushy pillow." ] [/step-item] Read: How to Be Romantic [step-item number="5." image_url="" title="Pay for dinner." ]  [/step-item] [step-item number="6." image_url="" title="Always answer his phone calls and respond right away to his texts and emails." ] [/step-item] [step-item number="7." image_url="" title="Make his bed after he's left in the morning." ] [/step-item] [step-item number="8." image_url="" title="Kiss his eyelids." ] [/step-item] Read: The Busy Person's Guide to Romance [step-item number="9." image_url="" title="Be the outside spoon." ] [/step-item] [step-item number="10." image_url="" title="Buy him toilet paper when you notice he's almost out." ] [/step-item] Plus: 6 Word Memoirs on Love and Heartbreak From 25 Ways to Say "I Love You" Without Words [/step-list-wrapper]