What do you mean when you say "I love you" ?

@BeckiG (12)
United States
February 14, 2009 7:37pm CST
Do you say it as a greeting and a goodbye to family members and friends? Do you reserve that for just your honey? Have you ever said it casually without really meaning it? Do you say it every day? If yes, how many times? Personally, I don't say it as a greeting and goodbye. I don't say it casually at all. I only say it when I really, really mean it. I used to say it more often in a past long-term relationship, and that's when I realized I was saying it more out of habit than feeling. Now I can tell if somebody loves me by their actions more than from hearing those words. I still like hear a heartfelt "I love you", though.
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@czafle (99)
11 Mar 09
i only say i love you if i mean it and feel like saying it, though it may vary with intensity from one person to another
@delkar (1716)
• Romania
18 Feb 09
When i say thouse words, i need to feel something too. i can`t tell anybody i love you, just like a greeting. I just can`t do that. When i say i love you, she must understand that i really care about her so much , and i need her to be honest with me and to love me too. When i say that, sometimes i feel it inside and she feels that too. It`s something that you can explain to someone that felt that too.
• Philippines
16 Feb 09
I don't say it casually. It only comes out of my mouth when i really mean it. I say it not only to my boyfriend but also to my mom. I want them to know how much i love them. :)
• India
15 Feb 09
When i say these words i mean that I care for you and im there for u..
15 Feb 09
im not very expressive in words....i dont really say "i love you" as much unless i really do mean it....or feel it...and if ever im upset i dont say it...its not believable if i say that word but upset...would be good to hear it and say it....but sometimes you would think if people really mean it...
@BeckyAnn (266)
• United States
15 Feb 09
I kind of discern between different sayings of "I love you". There's "I love you, mom", "I love you, Grandma"(Which I just used earlier), and then there's the elusive one: "I love you, and I always will." Love love. That's the one I like to say. But I have only ever said it to one person, and hope I never say it to anyone else. I love hearing it said, and knowing I feel the same.
@katrhina23 (1282)
• United States
15 Feb 09
When i say those words, I really mean it. i just dont say it to anybody even to my bestest friends..i reserve those words to my love ones..