When a man first begins dating a woman, he tends to take things day by day, feeling her out and learning as much about her as he can. Men aren’t ones to jump into commitment, they generally take things slow, not wanting to settle until they’ve found the perfect woman for them, and they take themselves off the market for good. Being in love with a woman is one thing, but telling her how he feels is definitely another. Most guys, even the most confident of the bunch, get a bit nervous before they confess their true feelings to a woman…nobody, man or woman, likes how rejection feels. But taking a risk for love is always worth it, and making the moment special will show her how you truly feel.
Here are the best ways to tell a girl you love her.
Write it down. Many people are much better at expressing their emotions on paper than they are at saying them out-loud. When you take the time to sit down and write out (or type!) the things that really make her special to you, you have the option to go back and revise and edit your declaration of love, editing it to perfection. When you’re standing in front of someone putting your heart on the line, you may get so nervous you forget what you want to say, and by writing it down, you won’t forget a thing.
Show, don’t tell. Loving someone is an action; it’s something you do, not just something you say once and then forget about. If you love a woman, spend your days showing her exactly how you feel. Do special things for her, pay attention to the little things. Don’t just tell her how you would always go out of your way for her…actually go out of your way! Pick up her favorite coffee, clear out space for her things in your closet, introduce her to your family and friends…by showing, not telling, you actually speak volumes.
Put yourself on the line. So many men are afraid to tell a woman how they really feel because they are afraid of rejection and letting go of the upper hand they cling to so desperately, but when it comes to love, it’s not about having the upper hand. Love means you’re okay with being vulnerable, and putting yourself on the line for the woman you love. So suck it up, buy some flowers and go tell the girl how you feel! She’s probably been waiting for you to come around, anyway!