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Let’s get all lovey-dovey, shall we?
Love is a crucial part of our lives. Sometimes we get an overabundance of it, and other times it seems like it’s lacking and it can make anyone feel like the loneliest person on Earth.
So what’s the best way you can show someone that you love them?
Here’s what people on AskReddit had to say.
1. The language of love.
“Whatever their love language is.
Show it that way.
One partner I’ve had was happy as hell just to know he was appreciated; another wanted physical touch over everything else.”
“‘Did you eat today?’
Literally almost everyday I get something like this ( I tend to get caught up doing things and forget). I’ll get a text from my boyfriend asking if I’ve eaten and drank water.
Most of the time if its later in the day and I haven’t he’ll pick me up and we go get something or he’ll have me come over and make something for us.
It’s the sweetest thing.”
3. Just be present.
“Sometimes you just gotta be there.
Whether it’s for something or just a slice of nothing.”
4. Little things.
“Do little things for them.
Start with cooking/helping with stuff maybe.”
5. Support is crucial.
“Always being there for them by being supportive.
Love is being yourselves and being able to work together to overcome anything and everything that may come your way.
And wanting to do that with that person for the rest of your lives. It’s not about how you love them today, but knowing that you will love them every day.”
“Listen to them. I mean, REALLY listen. Take the time to understand the way that they think and process. Adapt yourself to that.
Wether this is the single best way is a matter of perspective but I’ve got the most extraordinary bond with my partners and this is how it built.”
7. Small gestures.
“Frequent small gestures mean a lot more in a relationship than infrequent large gestures.
Just little things that let them know you’re thinking about them – a quick text, a hug, bringing a snack or taking care of a little job they didn’t want to do.
The warm, fuzzy feeling is less about the actual gesture and more about the message it conveys: “You are in my heart and I want you to be happy.””
8. Take action.
“I don’t think love is a feeling, it’s an action.
Loving is being nice and showing you care. You can care about someone, but you can’t just love them.
Love is an action, not a feeling.”
9. Let’s eat!
“Cooking for someone is truly the most kind and caring thing you can do for someone in my eyes.”
“Show them that they are valued. That goes for every type of relationship you will ever have.
My happiest days were with a woman who I never slept with; she made me feel valued and she was happy to be around me. Plenty of one-night stands later, those were still my best days.”
11. Good tips.
“When he opens up about his feelings, listen without judgement, reflect those emotions back to show him you heard, then empathize with how he is feeling.”
12. Let’s get physical.
“Give them a good long hug and tell them you love them.
Bonus points if you rub their back or the back of their head, physicality is one of the best qualifiers of comfort with another person.”
13. Look out for them.
“Giving them advice and looking out for them even when it’s taken the wrong way. Appeasement isn’t love.
If I think something is wrong for you or I disagree with something, I’m going to tell you. Hate me initially, but I’m only looking out for the person I love. Love isn’t always agreement.
I’ll take someone being mad at me knowing I’m acting in their best interest out of love.”
14. We should all do this.
“Just be attentive, respectful and kind to them.
Don’t be afraid to say that they’re a good person.
Do favors regardless whether they asked or not, only if you know 100% it’s something they’ll like done.”
15. But don’t be a stalker, okay?
“Watching to see the things they care about and then trying to help them out in areas adjacent to those things.
That doesn’t just mean hobbies, though hobbies are a great way to start. People also may care about having free time and appreciate help with obligations that take their time. Or perhaps the person cares a lot about having a clean house, and you make sure to respect that.
Of course, this presumes that you’re not a stalker. Don’t be a stalker.
Only follow this advice to show a romantic partner, friend, or family member how much you care about them.”
Okay, now it’s your turn!
Tell us what you think is the best way to show someone that you love them!
Please sound off in the comments!