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Old 11-12-2011, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Asheville, Nc
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Default Is there a difference between I love you & love you?

I've heard couples say this before when will say I love you & the other says love you back. I've always been courious about this & never thought to ask untill now.
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Old 11-12-2011, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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I've heard couples say this before when will say I love you & the other says love you back. I've always been courious about this & never thought to ask untill now.
No difference I think.

I always thought actions were the best way to show the love aside from saying it. Little things we do for our SO/Wife/Husband.
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Old 11-12-2011, 03:29 PM
 
Location: South Florida
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I think there is a difference, between I love you and love you. Whoever is saying 'love you' is obviously too afraid of commitment and is not really sure if they love the person, or too afraid to say 'i love you' back
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Old 11-12-2011, 03:32 PM
 
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Thanks for this question. I got a good laugh out of it. It is a Larry-David-esque sort of question.
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Old 11-12-2011, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Katonah, NY
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Depends on the person saying it. I don't think you can say that it means one thing or another - it depends on the people involved.
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Old 11-12-2011, 03:34 PM
 
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Whoever is saying 'love you' is obviously too afraid of commitment and is not really sure if they love the person, or too afraid to say 'i love you' back
^^Dr. Phil over here.^^

How can you POSSIBLY deduce that and make it FACT?
Just cause you said so?

Love you....I love you.....same thing.
You internet love doctors just swear you know it all.

Silence!
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Old 11-12-2011, 03:37 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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The movie Something's Gotta Give tackles this exact question.
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Old 11-12-2011, 03:42 PM
 
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I think there is a difference, between I love you and love you. Whoever is saying 'love you' is obviously too afraid of commitment and is not really sure if they love the person, or too afraid to say 'i love you' back
Really? And this is coming from someone who has never been in a relationship!

OP, there is really no difference it's just shorten without the pronoun. Some people say "too" or "back." Same thing. English can be tricky like that.
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Old 11-12-2011, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Asheville, Nc
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I didn't think there was a difference. Like I said before I've people say both to thier partner. One of my friends say it to his wife sometimes other times he says I love you. I don't think his wife notices the difference.
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Old 11-12-2011, 06:02 PM
 
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To me there is a difference. I don't speak for everyone though but if someone I was interested in used "love you" I wouldn't assume that they love me romantically.

"I love you" is declaring confidently and definitively that YOU love someone... your being, yourself LOVES that person.

"Love you" is something I would say to a friend and it's not as serious, used when someone does me a favor, is being cute or funny..etc. It's something two hoity-toity friends say to eachother when meeting or departing and while giving the double kiss on the cheek.
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