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Why do some people say "love you" instead of "I love you"? watch

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    My sister told our sister "love you". I told her that she forgot the word I.

    The word I matters.

    Telling someone "love you" can mean that you don't really love them. It doesn't show feeling. It can make them feel like you don't mean a lot to them.

    Telling someone "I love you" shows that you really do love them and that they are important to you.
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    its just shortening. thread over
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    (Original post by AperfectBalance)
    its just shortening. thread over
    Removing the letter I removes a lot of the meaning and effect of it though.
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    (Original post by AutisticMew)
    Removing the letter I removes a lot of the meaning and effect of it though.
    No it doesn't. It's just more informal. Language evolves and not everyone speaks the same.
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    I love you is so much more powerful

    the "I" signifies and implies much more depth to the love, its personal to you and you appreciate it so much more that the singular reference must be made, it can be used when someone feels unwanted/unloved that they mean the world to you and even if to no one else, at least to you; or in a pleasant moment to show that the complexity and intensity of your feelings.
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    Please tell me you're joking. Obviously no one shares your opinions, so get over it and accept it.
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    its effort to say I so people now say love you or love yaa to make the process quicker :yep:
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    (Original post by EllainKahlo)
    Please tell me you're joking. Obviously no one shares your opinions, so get over it and accept it.
    I don't joke.
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    (Original post by AutisticMew)
    I don't joke.
    You must be great to socialise with then.
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    (Original post by EllainKahlo)
    You must be great to socialise with then.
    I think I am. I do have 8 friends.
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    Lol
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    For some people, the full words are reserved for someone that they are romantically in love with.
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    (Original post by AutisticMew)
    I think I am. I do have 8 friends.
    that's 7 more true friends than i do
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    For me, it's laziness. No deep hidden meaning. Just like I might say "amazing!" instead of "that's amazing". Whoever I'm talking to knows what I mean.
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    (Original post by EllainKahlo)
    Please tell me you're joking. Obviously no one shares your opinions, so get over it and accept it.
    no.
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    It's just shortening the phrase I love you. But I do think there is a difference between the word love and the phrase I love you. I throw around the word love all the time but struggle to say I love you, even to the people I'm closest to like my parents and siblings.
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    I love you sounds a bit heavy and as Sean said feels more appropriate in romantic situations
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    it's less intense than 'I love you'
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    (Original post by toonervoustotalk)
    Lol
    Lel whats the winky face for? I get the "lol" as a quick dismissive borderline banter usage but the emoji?
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    (Original post by Platopus)
    For me, it's laziness. No deep hidden meaning. Just like I might say "amazing!" instead of "that's amazing". Whoever I'm talking to knows what I mean.
    I see your point, but for the sake of a smiliar comparison (since the 'I' part is the debate here) wouldnt you agree that

    I think thats amazing

    vs

    thats amazing

    has a big difference?

    there may not be a deep meaning, but I think it evokes a deeper more personal meaning at least for me
 
 
 
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