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How to Say I Love You for the First Time. If you get butterflies every time you see
that special someone, learn how to tell them how you feel. You will need Forethought Inner
strength and courage. Step 1. Assess your time together. Every relationship evolves
differently, but it's best to wait at least two months before saying the "L" word. Step
2. 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. Step 3. 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. Step 4. Give the other
person time to adjust and think about it, and tell them directly to not answer until
they are ready. Be prepared to wait hours or even days for an answer. Don't rush the
other person. Step 5. 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. Step 6. 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. Did you know One of the oldest Valentine's Day
cards written in English dates back to 1477, over 500 years ago.