10 Subtle Yet Sweet Ways To Tell Someone You Love Them

Fallen in love with someone but aren’t sure how to tell them? In this article, we take a look at 10 subtle yet sweet ways to tell someone you love them.

Being in love can be such an amazing, special feeling. From the butterflies in your stomach to the rapid beats your heart makes, it’s a feeling like no other.

However, despite all the excitement, falling in love can present new problems. How do you handle being in love? How do you let the other person know you’re ready to make the move from just dating to being in an actual relationship?

And how do you tell them you’re absolutely smitten and head-over-heels in love with them?

Fortunately, these are all fun problems we have to wrestle with. You might be a little unsure of how to negotiate them right now, especially if this is the first time you’ve been in love. But it’s much nicer to be in love than not in love, right?

And the good news is, you’re not alone. We’ve all felt nervous, confused and even a little afraid at this point. It’s normal. No one expects you to know exactly what you’re doing, and love doesn’t just make you fizz with excitement all the time. To help you out, here are 10 subtle but sweet ways to tell someone you love them.

Write Them A Letter

When was the last time you wrote someone a letter? It doesn’t matter if you haven’t written a letter for a long, long time. As long as a love letter comes straight from your heart and communicates your feelings, that’s all that matters.

Writing them a letter is a sweet, romantic way of letting them know that you love them. It’s like something out of a movie! Don’t worry about what’s going to go in the letter. Just think about the way you feel about them, remember memories you’ve shared with them, picture them by your side, and the words will come.

If you wish, you could include a poem, too. And don’t forget to seal the envelope with a kiss!

Write Them A Story

If you do happen to be fairly literary and fancy yourself as a writer, you could do more than just write them a letter – you could write them a full story! Not a long one – just a short, sweet romantic one that stars the two of you will do.

Maybe you could write about how the two of you met, the adventures you went on, and how you both go on to live happily ever after together, in love for eternity.

Sweet! Can you write us one, too?

Write It In A Book

The next time you gift them a book, don’t just write “For You On Your Birthday” on the first page. Instead, express your love for them!

You can keep it as simple as you like, or you could elaborate and tell them exactly what it is that you love about them, and how you hope that they never go away.

Whisper It In Their Ear

We can’t think of a more romantic way of telling someone you love them than by sitting next to them, leaning in close and whispering in their ear that you love them.

Can you imagine how this will make them feel!?

Do it when the two of you are feeling particularly close. Maybe you’ve just watched a romantic film together, or maybe you’re falling asleep in each others arms on the sofa. Get the timing right, and it could be the best “I love you” they’ll ever receive.

Send Them A Text

We wouldn’t recommend that you text them to tell them that you love them unless you really have to – for example, if you’re in a long distance relationship and literally have no other means.

Texting is a bit impersonal, BUT it is a subtle and kinda sweet way of telling someone that you love them. You could keep things simple and just send a text that says “I love you,” or you could compose a longer message that builds up to it, explaining your feelings and perhaps even telling a story of your relationship so far. “When I first met you I knew there was something different about you …”

Make Them A Special Playlist

Make them a special music playlist for their car, and tell them this is something they have to listen to. Let’s hope they get the picture!

Tack It On The Fridge

This ones quite creative, quite subtle, and ever so sweet. Before you go to work in the morning, arrange a group of letter fridge magnets on the fridge so that they say I Love You.

Then, leave the house. They’ll have the best breakfast ever!

All you have to do is wait for their text.

Say It With A Pet

Got a cat or a dog at home? It’s time for them to prove their use. Attach a sheet of card to their collar that says “I Love You” and let them get the attention of your partner.

Do A Big Gesture

If you want to tell them you love them without actually coming out and saying it, you could make a big gesture. Do something amazing for them that’s subtle, sweet, but which makes them realise you’re madly in love with them.

Send Them A Message

Like texting, tell them that you love them via a Facebook message seems a tad impersonal. But it’s also perfect for anyone who’s feeling a bit shy and isn’t yet ready to say it to their face.

There are times when saying I Love You in a message comes in really handy, too. Perhaps you’re not near them at the time but REALLY need to get this off your chest and can’t wait any longer.

To make your message a bit sweeter, you could use a cute sticker to do the job for you. Or how about an adorable gif or meme? Be creative. Be sweet!

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