How to Tell Someone You Love Them

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There are quite a few things that rank right up there, in terms of difficult to do, but very few match up to the task of telling someone that you love them.

What makes it worse is that this is a very important thing too. It is not something you can tell just about anybody you meet. Falling in love with the right person is a special thing to have; and to consummate it by telling them is the deciding factor.

You never know what will happen next. It is a pretty nerve wracking wait. This is also something that you want to do justice to. Years later, it should be a moment that you feel good and proud of, not a memory that makes you cringe and one you would rather forget. So how do you really tell someone that you love them?

1. Don’t throw the word around

The first thing that you must be sure about is what love means to you. Some people tend to use the word in everyday conversation, as a casual expression, for instance, “Bye! Love you!” So if you’re one of those people, you will have to make a rather serious and special effort to actually portray your feelings of love when you intend to tell someone that they mean the world to you.

2. Appropriate place

This is a factor that will also depend on the person you are going to tell. Some people prefer having a personal communication in private and may freak out if you tell them that you love them in front of friends and other people. Others may love the thrill that comes along with a public declaration of love. Also make sure you pick a spot where you feel comfortable. The last thing you want to do is to feel rushed and harried while you're about to say something so important.

3. Appropriate Timing

Timing is a very crucial factor when it comes to proclaiming your love for the other person. You need to be absolutely sure about your feelings in the first place. Don't confuse a crush or an infatuation with love and blurt it out because you couldn't distinguish between heart and hormones.

4. Just say it

There is no easy way to do it. No shortcuts, no tonics, nothing to help you out. If you're sure about your feelings, just go ahead and say it. Of course, do make sure you put in some thought behind how you want to go about the whole thing. Pick a romantic spot if you must, but what really matters is your intention. Say exactly what you want to say.

There is no way to tell for sure whether the other person reciprocates your feelings or not. However, life is too short to hesitate over such important matters. In the end, you do not want to hold regrets about the things you could not do. Not telling someone that you love them out of fear of losing their friendship is not the wisest of things to do. So just go and tell that special person how much they matter to you.

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