With Valentine’s day just around the corner, and Cupid in his love shack, practicing his bow-and-arrow accuracy, let’s have a look at ten ways to declare your love in English this February the 14th.
1. I think I am in love with you
Saying “I am in love with you” is the most common, honest and direct way to declare your love, passion or romantic feelings for someone.
If you have someone you can’t get enough of or you wake up at night thinking about him/her, this would be the best way to declare your love and adoration.
2. I am hooked on you
“To be hooked on someone or something” is an idiom that means to be enthusiastic about or addicted to something or someone.
3. We’ve got good chemistry
“We’ve (we have) got good chemistry” describes when your personalities click and you really feel connected. You can talk to each other for hours and never get bored, really enjoying each other’s company.
4. I’ve got a crush on you
Telling someone you have a crush on them is letting them know that you think they are special. This is definitely more common for younger romantics to use, but you are just as old as you feel, so don’t let your age stop you.
5. We are soul mates
What is a soul mate? Do you have one?
It’s a person you have amazing chemistry with. It’s an immediate connection you both have, which develops over time to a deeper feeling of love and affection.
If you feel happy around someone, if your relationship brings you a sense of peace, if you have similar goals or interests, most likely he/she is your soul mate. Be thankful and try not to lose this connection.
6. I have a soft spot for you
Having a soft spot for someone or something means that you are emotionally vulnerable around a certain someone or something. For example: He doesn’t usually eat cheese, but he has a soft spot for pizza. This means, he will make an exception to his rule of not eating cheese for pizza.
When we use this expression for talking about a person, it refers to how he/she makes us want to let our guard down. We feel we can be vulnerable around this person.
7. I’ve got a thing for you
This is an emotionally cool way of telling someone you think they are the sweetest. If you want to be a little mysterious you can say this. “I’ve got a thing for you”, means you are special to me and I can’t stop thinking about you.
8. I’ve totally fallen for you
You don’t think love is dangerous? Look at how much falling goes on when we talk about love. “I have totally fallen for you”, means I have fallen in love with you.
Alternatively, you can also say “I have fallen head over heels for you.” This lets them know that you are hopelessly in love with them and there is nothing you can do about it.
9. I am all about you
Conversely, if you say “I am all about you”, you are letting the object of your desire know that there is no one else. You aren’t thinking about any other man or woman. “Only you, baby.”
10. I think you are the one
S/he’s the one! Reserve this exclusively for those you want to marry and/or have children with.
This is serious stuff! You might only meet “the one” once in your life, so be careful when you say this and make sure you mean it! Good luck, lovers! And, remember, like the great Canadian Poet/Songwriter sings: There Ain’t No (is no) Cure for Love 🙂
Alena Khabibullina and Joshua Mover