"Saying 'I love you' can encourage a passionate kiss, cuddle or even a sex session".
It makes your partner feel secure
If something has rocked your relationship lately- this can let your loved one know that whatever life throws at you- you still love them no matter what.
It makes your lover feel yearned for
With love often comes attraction, so if you tell your partner you care for them, they're assured that you still find them sexy too.
It creates a moment
Saying 'I love you' can encourage a passionate kiss, cuddle or even a sex session.
It's perfect for using before, during and/or after sex
It shows that you're not just with your partner for the physical side of the relationship.
When your partner has had a bad day at work, an argument with a family member or friend- it demonstrates that they will always have you in the absence of others.
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It takes no time at all
It's only three words- if you can't summon up the energy to say them once a day, there's something very wrong.
It means more than a gift
The lasting feeling of being told you're loved far outweighs the excitement of a present.
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The meaning doesn't get lost
It only evolves over time as your relationship gets stronger.