50+ Ways You Can Say I Love You Without Saying It

Updated: Feb 12, 2022
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How do you express love without saying “I love you”?  People find it a bit hard to say those words but they show their feelings, love, and affection more by using actions and love language. A relationship should always have more twists; couples should spice things up a little bit. Why not use something different to get your partner to blush and have butterflies in their tummy?

I’ll be telling you the love languages your partner may be showing you without necessarily saying “I love you” and how to say “I love you” without saying it. These languages and words are indeed uplifting as it makes them feel special, loved, and appreciated. Let’s get right to it!!

Things You Could Do Instead of ‘Saying I Love You’

1. Shower Them with Words of Affirmation

A relationship works with affirmation and reassurances. Both parties want to be assured that they are loved and appreciated. Words like;

“I never get tired of you”

“I’m so lucky to have you, babe”

“You complete me, in and out”

are reassuring. You should tell your partner how much you love and appreciate them in this way or other ways they make you feel without saying “I love you”

2. Spend Time Together

Relationship comes with commitments every step of the way. Some partner prefers spending quality time with you rather than saying “I love you” over the phone. They take the next flight or bus to get to you just to share their feelings, thoughts with you and to be with you. This is an effort that says I love you without saying it and is most appreciated and a love language if you ask me.

3. Spoil Each Other with Gifts

Some people’s love language is to get their partner’s gifts. Now don’t get me wrong because I don’t mean expensive gifts, being materialistic, and extravagant lifestyle but by how important this gift will mean to them.

It could be a key holder for instance because you know how much your partner has been struggling with a bunch of keys. Getting them this will mean a lot as you’ve eased the struggles they go through.

“The thought counts” in this situation, don’t forget in this little way is how to say I love you without saying it.

4. Be Thoughtful

I’m a great lover. How do I know? I’ll tell you…

Being with a partner means being there for them, in their health and sickness, good or bad. I’ve found myself cooking most of the time for my partner. Like the adage goes “the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach” Yes, I love cooking and when it comes to him, I do it with more love, effort, energy, and warm thoughts. We all know men have a huge appetite. I know.

Why do I cook? I know he will like it, appreciate it and I’m also expressing my affection towards him and how I say I love you without saying it. Little things they say matter. Trust me, they do.

Having your partner do this or any other thing (say cutting your nails, helping with the trash, sharing the bills) for you means they are expressing how much they love and appreciate you without using words.

5. Flirt All The Time

This sparks the relationship. Some partners like to flirt even after they already have you and this is quite important. It shows they still find you just as attractive as they did from day one. If your partner does this, you have to understand their love language to appreciate them more.

6. Engage in Public Display of Affection (PDA)

Public display of affection has to be my biggest love language. A slight peck on the cheek, a kiss, or even holding hands. This sends adrenaline and has butterflies in your tummy in a blink of an eye.

They are small efforts but they hold huge and vast volumes. If your partner does this, this is a love language and how to say I love you without saying it.

Now for the words, you can use to say “I love you” without saying “I love you” in a relationship, we have:

7. “You’re my girl”

8. “I love your annoying-ass snore”

9. “I love how you make me feel”

10. “I like spending time with you, no, I love it”

11. “I love your crazy, playful self”

12. “I love how your eyes lit when you talk’

13. “I can’t imagine life without you”

14. “I feel blessed and lucky to have you”

15. “I think about you and I smile”

16. “You make my heart smile and warm”

17. “I miss you”

18. “I’m here for you”

19. “I want to grow with you”

20. “I enjoy your company”

21. “How can I live without you?”

22. “There’s no one, absolutely no one I’d rather be with”

23. “Your laugh is my favourite sound”

24. “I’m crazy about you”

25. “I lost my heart to you”

26. “You turn me on”

27. ‘I’m addicted to you”

28. “You’re always on my mind”

29. “You’re my ride or die”

30. “I love your awkward loud laugh”

31. “I love waking up next to you”

32. “I love the warmth in your eyes”

33. “I love kissing you weird to annoy you”

34. ‘I love picking what to wear for you”

35. “You’re my baby, baby”

36. “I’m all yours”

37. “I’m infatuated with you, over and over”

38. “I’m smitten”

39. “You’re my world. I’ll always run back to you”

40. “I’m fond of you, always”

Sometimes, it’s best to be funny. Use other words that tell “I love you” without saying it. Here’s the twist:

41. “Je t’aime” means “I love you” in French

42. “Te quiero” means “I want you” in Spanish

43. “Te amo” means “I love you” in Spanish

44. “I feel loved looking at you”

45. “I love your eyes”

46. “I love your smile”

47. “This reminded me of you” (This is the best of all. It shows that you remembered your partner in something that you saw or did and it is sweet to get such messages every now and then.)

48, “You’re my favorite”

49. ‘You’re the one”

50. “You’re worth it”

51. “My heart lit up thinking about you”

52. “You complete me”

53. “You’re beautiful”

54. “You are my superman/superwoman”

55. “You make me want to achieve more”

56. “I’m proud of who you’re becoming”


Express your love, feelings, and affections by communicating in words and non-verbal ways. Saying “I love you” is essential in a relationship but saying it at the end of every phone call or text might become boring as it is already expected of you to say it as you always do.

Some people aren’t always moved by those words because they have a love language. There are tons of ways of expressing how you feel and how to say I love you without saying it to your partner which I’ve given you some.

Now go ahead, use them and spice up that relationship! Don’t forget to drop a comment in the comments section below. Thank you.

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