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Sort out your love life with the relationship advice in these Howcast videos.
You Will Need
- Inner strength
Assess your relationship
Assess your time together. Every relationship evolves differently, but it's best to wait at least two months before saying the "L" word.
Think ahead to plan something special such as a night out, dinner at home, or ice cream in the park and seize the moment when it feels right -- but don't force it.
Take a risk
Rely on your inner strength and work up the courage to let the other person know how you feel -- and be prepared to hear that they might not feel the same way.
Give the person time
Give the other person time to adjust and think about it, and tell them directly to not answer until they are ready.
Beware of digital traps
Beware of using either e-mail or text messages to say "I love you" for the first time. While they may feel safer, they are too impersonal.
Be creative when it comes to saying "I love you." Signs, notes, and other nonverbal cues can work wonderfully if you keep them personal and genuine.