We have all been there, deep in emotions, with our hearts fluttering. Every time you see that person who gives you butterflies in your stomach, your eyes and gestures give it away: you love them. But the age old notion, the question stays the same: Should I say it or not? When to say I love you?
Love is beautiful.
Being in love is great. It’s wonderful to find someone you love to share your life with, to start and end your day with and be happy to return to.
But it’s not easy for an individual to just determine when is the right time to confess their love to the other person.
Forget time, some are just honestly confused about whether to say it or not. This happens more often than not, to us, especially the younger lot who barely believe in love anymore.
The best timing to speak the three magical words.
There are several things that make you wonder whether you should say those three precious words or not.
It’s the fear of rejection, the fear of getting hurt, coming across as desperate, and just constant ego clashes.
But know that, saying ‘I Love You’ at some point in your life is very important and we know exactly when is the right time for you to say it.
When you know your feeling is true.
Firstly, you need to know that if your emotions are genuine or not. It can be just be an infatuation. But once you are sure of your feelings, know that there’s no looking back.
You are about to change the way someone looks at you forever. We’d suggest for you to wait till the other person is at ease with you. Bombarding someone with an I love you in a third date wouldn’t work well. Once the other person is comfortable with you, make sure you drop a few hints.
No, we aren’t asking you to just explicitly go around making people nervous, just tell them how much you love spending time with them and how big a part of your life they are. They need to know that they are special.
Those three words mean a lot, you are becoming each other’s most important person from then onwards in no time or you are in for a bit of embarrassment. So, don’t use it easily. It’s powerful.
Try the minimalistic approach.
There is also a set of people who believe that, these words need to be said with a gesture. That’s a misconception. We have heard terrible stories of people going overboard with shiny candles and beds of roses, and getting turned down.
It’s good to have a gesture, but know that you will never now if you are gonna date the person from then onwards with certainty.
So keep it minimal, go for flowers, chocolates or a book they love. These little gestures can back your next move up. Do it at memorable place so that if it works out, you will have a great story to say.
Remember that love can’t be forced.
One thing we would like to mention here is that love can’t be forced. We have time and again, though Bollywood has created this pseudo reality that is pestering works to win love in return. It doesn’t.
Troubling people, following them anywhere to create scenes and borderline stalking them isn’t acceptable. True love doesn’t force, I love you isn’t your license to own people.
Be true, like your love.
Most importantly, be brave, be confident, be genuine, don’t be superficial or shallow! Be prepared for the worst, yet be hopeful.
Know that those words behold immense power. Power to change life. Confess your love, embrace it and if you are heartbroken, pick yourself up and smile.
Because, it’s the most beautiful thing. Feel grateful you had that gift. Soak it all in its glory!