We are all looking for love, and there is nothing more special than to hear those three simple words. I love you.
Sometimes your partner may not be the best at expressing themselves vocally or you’re starting a new relationship and aren’t really sure about how they feel about you. There is no need to worry because both situations are normal! Fortunately, there are ways to tell if someone has deeper feelings for you even if they haven’t said “I love you.”
Learn Your Love Language
The way people express love comes in many forms. The way people feel love also comes in many forms. According to the website 5 Love Languages, the breakdown is pretty simple.
- Words of affirmation – using words to build up the other person. “Thanks for
taking out the garbage.”
- Gifts – a gift says, “He was thinking about me. Look what he got for me.”
- Acts of Service – Doing something for your spouse that you know they would
like. Cooking a meal, washing dishes, vacuuming floors, are all acts of service.
- Quality time – giving your spouse your undivided attention.
Taking a walk together or sitting on the couch with the TV off – talking and
- Physical touch – holding hands, hugging, kissing, sexual intercourse, are all
expressions of love.
Out of these five, everyone has a primary love language that speaks to them on a deeper level. Discovering your partners love language will enhance every aspect of your relationship and allow for better communication.
Nonsexual touch is important to maintain intimacy between you and your partner. It is so vital to learn how to read body language. Are they making eye contact? Are their feet facing you when you talk? Maybe they hold your hand often and give it an extra squeeze. Maybe they hug you for longer. Physical touch and affection are sure ways to know if a person loves you.
Being in a relationship means you are there for them no matter what. Their wins are your wins and their losses are your losses. If you are the first person they want to share important news with, chances are they love you. They already see you as a teammate. They see you as a permanent fixture in their lives and they have developed a deep bond with you. Being open and vulnerable with someone means that they trust you, and that is something that is earned over time.
If your partner makes an effort to stay connected to you throughout the day it shows that you are on their mind and they want to be a part of your life. If someone loves you, they tend to remember important details. Maybe it’s about your family, favorite song, or guilty pleasure. A person in love will remember the little things and the big things because they are interested in you.
If your partner loves you, your pain is their pain and your happiness is their happiness. They understand you and they will always be able to tell when something is off. Your partner may get easily affected by your mood because of the bond you mutually feel. So, pay attention to how empathetic they are.
Love is Love
You feel love in many different ways, but one thing is for certain. You will be able to feel the love even without your partner saying those three little words. Pay close attention to their body language and read it properly. They will communicate in their love language so ask them which one is theirs! You might be surprised with the answer but your relationship will surely benefit from it.