How to say ‘I love you’ without words

Simple ways to show your spouse you love them

Whether you have been married for years, or you are just starting out in a relationship adventure, romance is vital. It is common for those involved in a relationship, especially long-term, to be overtaken in the day-to-day of life. When this happens, loved ones get pushed to the back burner. Here are 10 simple and easy ideas you can use every day to remind your significant other that your love for them is more than just words.


Step 1

Surprise photographer

Invite your loved one to a romantic dinner. As they are finishing their preparations, sneak outside with your camera. When your significant other emerges from the house, pretend you are a reporter, and they are the hot new celebrity. Go crazy snapping photographs of them. Take as many as you can, while calling out questions, and making comments just like a real reporter would. This is sure to bring a smile to both your faces, and you will gain many great photos of your love!

Step 2

It’s written in the stars

Go to your local superstore and purchase a few packages of glow in the dark stars. While your significant other is out of the house, arrange the stars on the ceiling above the bed. Spell out a message as simply as «I love you», or use a phrase that is special to you both. Your love will get a special message when they go to bed that night!

Step 3

You’re charmed by them

When your loved one has a holiday, birthday, or anniversary that is approaching, go to the store and purchase a charm bracelet. Remove all of the charms, and place each one in a small gift box or decorative envelope. On the days leading up to the special occasion, leave one gift box each day in a spot where your loved one will find it. On the holiday/birthday/anniversary, invite your love out to dinner and gift him/her with the bracelet.

Step 4

The last petal

Purchase 11 real roses, and 1 fake rose. Have them delivered to your loved on at work. Include a note saying «I will love you until the last petal falls.»

Step 5

Feed the gossip mill

Remember that what you say will come back to you. Make it a point the next time you are out with friends, without your loved one, to brag about how wonderful they are. Someone will repeat it back to your significant other, and they will be thrilled that you have said good things about them.

Step 6

A note of appreciation

Say thank you for something your loved one has done, that normally would have been overlooked. Whether its that they took out the trash, or made you dinner, place a hand written note somewhere they are sure to find it.

Step 7

Their safety matters

If you are going out of town, tell your loved one that you are very concerned for their safety, and that you have arranged for a bodyguard to protect them in your absence. Then gift your loved one with a unique stuffed animal or teddy bear. (To go the extra mile with this, spray the stuffed animal with your cologne or perfume)

Step 8

An ode to your love

Try your hand at poetry; it isn’t as hard as you may think. Your poem doesn’t have to be serious either. You can right something that is funny, while still expressing your love for them. Write about a personality trait, a feature, or something they have done for you. When you are finished, singe the edges of the paper, and either roll into a scroll tied with ribbon, or place in a cute picture frame.

Step 9

A message on the wall

Purchase washable soaps, or washable bath paints, and write a steamy message on the shower wall. Suggest a nice relaxing bath for your loved one after a long day. They will enjoy their tub time even more!

Step 10

Dazzle them with art

Embrace your inner child. Draw a child-like picture for your significant other. Include a sun with a funny face, a tree, and some flowers in all colors. Add two stick figures with arrows pointing to them, labeling them with your names. Draw a heart around or between them. In very large letters, write «I love you». Mail it to your significant other at their work.

Things Needed
• A creative mind

Tips & Warnings
• By using these tips, you risk serious infatuation with your spouse.
• Your spouse may want to return the favor with hugs, kisses, and/or gifts.


Comment: 2
    Apsley  14.01.2016 00:48

    How very nice and refreshing a zone. Olivia

    Addis  05.03.2016 10:28

    What a sweet How To Guide, Heather. It would be nice to have some poetry here in the middle section. There are plenty of beautiful poems on Helium that you can add. I love Step 4. Very nice ideas:)

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