I saw an interesting question in Facebook. Do you know the answer?

Chennai, India
November 23, 2010 1:40am CST
One of my friends asked a question in a social networking site. The question is "When I LOVE YOU is a statement rather than a question, why do we expect a reply?" What's your reply? (Nothing convincing came to my mind, though)
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@annein (128)
• Singapore
23 Nov 10
i may reply... the moment you look into my eyes while i'm holding your two hands and telling you softly..... "can we eat now? i'm already hungry eh.". hahaha
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• Chennai, India
23 Nov 10
@MsTickle (25136)
• Australia
30 Nov 10
Some people use those words "I love you" as emotional blackmail. They say them so the other person will respond the same. Saying those words puts pressure on the other person but you shouldn't say the words unless you really mean it. One boyfriend of mine would always say the same back to me when I said those words to him...he never, ever said them first. I always had the feeling he thought it was what I expected but it was not the case. I would say that I loved him because I just wanted him to know. I have responded "Yes, I know" and "that's nice" but these phrases don't go down very well.
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@Hatley (164167)
• Garden Grove, California
25 Nov 10
hi venkataraman I think you will find many different answers. even a statement can nudge the other person to answer some way statement or not. we humans are sometimes talkative even when its not necessary. my husband to be said I love you and I did reply,I love you too. Then he said. lets get married, some proposal eh but it worked. so the answer is here is no one answer. a statement yes but those words will evoke an answer any way.
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@EARLZHAN (934)
• Philippines
24 Nov 10
Whew... this topic has made me think why we always expect someone to answer us whenever we tell him/her the word "I Love you". Maybe it's because when we say that statement we're thinking that it could mean as.. "I love you.. Do you love me too?"... That's the reason why we are expecting him or her to reply.. "I love you too".. or "Thank you"... Whew... I have nothing to say now.. Love can't be explain because no words can express how important it is..
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@youless (104238)
• Guangzhou, China
24 Nov 10
Perhaps your friend forgot to type the "question mark" at the end of this statement? Perhaps he wants to say "When I love you?" If so, you may reply: All the time. How is it?:) I love China
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• United States
23 Nov 10
One of the basic needs in life is love. I suppose the reason to a huge majority of people is for security reasons. Some of us have to be reassured often. I'm speaking mostly in boy/girl or other intimate relationsips. If its not heard enough by some of these people, in they are insecure about the relationship, they may feel like the person isn't sure of them, so they must hear that answer everytime they say it.
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@voldrox (7200)
• India
23 Nov 10
Hi Venkataraman, I guess the answer is pretty simple. You admit by saying you love that person and he/she wants a reply back so that they know what they feel about them. It could not be a one sided love, could it ? Why to keep them waiting so long, just take your time and say what you feel about them, doesn't necessarily have to be an answer in a yes or no. It could take some time to answer. Just saying I LOVE YOU isn't going anywhere if it's just a statement.
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• Philippines
23 Nov 10
to know if the feeling is reciprocated or not.. if it is mutual or not
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• Philippines
23 Nov 10
When "I Love You" is a statement?, it is already a statement because it is a complete sentence and it does not hang, meaning you don't have to put anything on it to be understood. Once you said the statement, it is complete in its full sense. The statement would be interrogative if you used it like this DO You Love Me? That is also a complete statement but is interrogative. Whether a person replies the statement or not, it is still understandable.
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@kquiming (2998)
• Philippines
23 Nov 10
good thinking... i've always thought the same... why are we expected to reply everytime someone tells us i love you...especially if it's the boyfriend or girlfriend... i guess the reason why we want a reply...because we want our love to be reciprocated... not just in actions or not just in words... ideally should be in both... but i guess it's very comforting to hear those words, because it somehow gives a feeling of being reassured...that we're secure
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@toniganzon (59714)
• Philippines
23 Nov 10
We don't actually expect a reply when we say this statement to someone sincerely. However, we do want this statement to be reciprocated because this is not an ordinary statement but one that is so special that it involves too much emotion in it. To utter these words to someone and get a reply without expecting one is the true essence of this statement, and when a response is given, it makes this statement more fulfilling.
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• India
23 Nov 10
The question is quite interesting. It is one of the least statements used. Nothing good had come to anyones mind is because, it is almost never used. See you can think it like this. "You love me WHEN I LOVE YOU" OR I WILL MARRY YOU WHEN I LOVE YOU. But as you can imagine these situations might happen once in a one lac situations. I think you might have got your answer. Also, "when i love you" is an incomplete sentence so it meaning less. The word 'when' always joins two sentences when it is used in-between any sentence. for example - replace love by hurt, both loving and hurting are verb, i.e an activity. You cannot use "when I hurt you" but you can use "You can complain when I hurt you"
• India
23 Nov 10
Excuse me here I LOVE YOU is a statement and When is just a word.. don't be confused!
• Chennai, India
23 Nov 10
I should have put the words in quotations. I thought two quotations may be weird. That's why I put the words in CAPS. But, the word wrapping has created the confusion I think. So, my question should be read like "When I LOVE YOU is a statement...." (Hope this time I made it clear.)
@visavis (5935)
• Philippines
23 Nov 10
This is like a trivia question... when denotes time and period of a certain things or event.. meaning my probable answer is I love you at the time felt in my heart the feeling of love... see you around
@reckon21 (3484)
• Philippines
23 Nov 10
Your topic is creating a confusion in my rather tired mind. So this is the way it should go, When i love you things begun to change for the better. I would rather ended it that way so that my confusion will surely end with it. But of course that statement alone can give us a lot of explanations and answer. Talking about love really made me feel silly because being romantic is a weakness that I am not so fond about these days. Anyways, maybe some people could give better ideas what was this statement is all about in general.
• India
23 Nov 10
I guess you got one of the toughest questions and i don't have an answer for that, but I don't know do people expect an answer for " I LOVE YOU" or for "DO YOU LOVE ME" guess i will be getting an answer soon.
• India
23 Nov 10
hi friend, i think it is very interesting statement when i read it i wanted to read comments written by other person. It thrilled me and i just filled with memories of my love.
• India
23 Nov 10
Good question but that's why many people stay silent for sometime before the other's ask them to tell something or other. "What no reply? Tell me something. Say yes or no or something..." I wouldn't expect a reply back because i would already know what the reply would be. When you love someone you should surprise them to such a level that they wouldn't say no yo you! That's what came to my mind when you asked me! Cheers!
• United States
23 Nov 10
That is an interesting question. I sat here for a min. trying to think of a reason and I as well had nothing come to mind. Good play sir I am stumpped!