Webster describes “Love” as: strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal ties; maternal “Love” for a child, attraction based on sexual desire: affection and tenderness felt by “Lovers”; affection based on admiration, benevolence, or common interests; an assurance of affection; give her my “Love”.
So when you say you “Love” someone, it could mean so many different things, so why do people abstain from using these three little words more freely? Is it because they do not want the other person to misinterpret its meaning? If that's true, why not define your interpretation when using the words "I Love You". For example, you spend a lot of time with someone, you enjoy their company, and you feel an emotional attachment. Saying “I Love our time together" reflects your exact interpretation of your feelings, you “Love” time spent with this person. Or, I “Love” the way you do....means you enjoy the action from the other person in the way they do an action.
"I Love You", opens a door that causes some people to question its meaning. Think about the phrase..."I Love You"... what's wrong with saying those words? To me, “Love” could mean you “Love” something special about that person. The word "Love" encourages the receiver to respond to the deliverer. Responses to the word "Love" can vary from a simple smile, a hug from a friend, or an act of passion for “Lovers”; a relationship found do be worth holding on to should be filled with “Love”. Using those three little words can transform a relationship in so many positive ways.
If you find saying “I Love You” difficult to say, you should ask yourself why. Is it due to a past relationship gone wrong? You cannot go through life being afraid of using the word “Love”. That word brings life to others, to relationships and to broken hearts just needing to hear those three little words. Saying "I Love You" does not commit you to anything but a feeling wanting to be shared. Nothing should be expected as a result of using the words.
We are so free to say what we hate, what we dislike, what annoys us, what pisses us off...but God forbid we should say what we Love too freely out of fear someone might misinterpret the meaning...