Emotions don't only have to be expressed through saying words such as, "I love you," they can be expressed through actions. If you aren't ready to say the "L" word yet or just want to show that you care, then try some of these gestures. This is a list of 10 unique ways to express love and say "I love you" without using actual words!
1. "Get home safe."
Telling your beloved "get home safe" is really important. Anything could happen, and knowing that someone actually cares for your well-being goes a long way. Staying up late after a long night until your significant other arrives home has got to be one of the sweetest things. Sleep is precious, so if you are sacrificing it until your partner gets home, then brownie points for you.
2. Use the element of surprise
It's important to spice things up every once in awhile, so if you go out of your way to try to find a new date night destination, then you are sure to have a fun night. Your significant other will surely appreciate the time and energy you spent planning this and will likely return the favor. Everyone loves surprises!
3. What's yours is mine
Whether you share your food, clothes, or your side of the bed, the gesture may be small but it's the little things that count. I know when my boyfriend lets me sleep on his side of the bed, which is the more comfier side, it makes me smile from ear to ear to think that he is so concerned about my happiness.
4. Kisses on the forehead
Kisses on the forehead aren't a statement of lust, they are a sign of deep affection. Your partner is letting you know that you are protected, respected, and loves you.
5. Doing things just because
Doing things without your partner asking you to do them just shows how much you appreciate them. My boyfriend always makes me the most delicious breakfast, whether I ask him or not. He always makes sure I'm taken care of and you bet I do the same for him.
6. Admitting your defeat
Being able to admit your mistakes and not let your pride get in the way of your relationship is a major way to say "I love you." You aren't afraid of your partner seeing your flaws, but you also know that no fight is worth losing them.
7. Speaking in code
In some relationships, you may develop certain phrases, gestures, or body movements to communicate. These ways of communicating could indicate how a person is feeling or simply be an inside joke that the couple laughs at.
8. Write love notes
Whether they are handwritten, emailed, or texted, remind your significant other every once in awhile how much they mean to you. It doesn't always have to be sappy, but support and positivity go a long way and certainly make people happy.
9. Listening to each other
By listening to what your partner has to say, it is showing them how much you care about what is going on in their life. They will be able to either offer advice, empathize, sympathize, or simply contribute to the conversation.
Being able to accept your significant other for who he/she really is, shows that you are here to stick it out for the long haul and accept that everyone has flaws and baggage. I believe the ultimate form of love is accepting your partner and everything they come with, as your own. Coming from someone who has drama lurking in the shadows, it's an amazing feeling that my boyfriend is ready to face whatever life throws at me next. Find a supportive partner!