It can be awkward in the beginning of a relationship when someone says, ”I love you” and you don’t feel the same way about your partner.
You can’t blame someone for saying I love you, after all, what’s not to love about you!
If you are not yet feeling the love back, you need to give a clever response and let your partner know you care for them, but you just not be ready to say the L word. Maybe you will be ready in time or perhaps they may not be the one for you.
Use one of our clever comebacks below, and make your partner laugh.
17 Best comebacks when someone says that they love you
1. So does my mother, but are you IN love with me?
2. I love you………..That’ll be $14.95
3. I love you tube!
4. love you to infinity and beyond!
5. Cool, so the magic love potion is working.
6. Yeah, I get that a lot.
7. You’ve got to be tired because you’re always running in my mind .
8. Since when?
9. It took you long enough to say it!
10. I am so crazy about you. Well, maybe just crazy!
11. I love you to the moon and back.
12. I mean really, who doesn’t love me.
13. Well that works, because me loving you madly would be kind of awkward if you didn’t.
14. I will love you until I forget who you are.
15. I didn’t see this coming.
16. What a fabulous surprise. I feel the same way.
17. You better!
Why do people ask do you love me?
What is better than love than being in love?
Love is such a wonderful feeling. However, it is made more beautiful when the one you love feels the same way about you — that solidifies the relationship. And one way to settle your “love’s confidence” is to pop the question, “Do you love me?”
People ask this love query for many reasons. One: Validation. The need for affirmation from the other person. Second: Insecurity. It’s a way of seeking reassurance in the relationship.
Other cases might be about testing one’s commitment to the relationship. How invested are you or your partner in your love? Ultimately, the reason behind the romantic pleading is different from one person to the next, depending on the situation.
Yes, we know love is more than just colorful stringed words, but we all crave to hear it, at least once. “I love you.”
How to deal with people asking do you love me
Not sure how to respond to someone blurting out, “Do you love me?” all of a sudden. Well, start by being honest.
If you love them back, speak plainly about how you feel. If it’s the other way around, break it gently, in a clear constructive manner. How are you going to do it?
Let them know that you still care about them, but you don’t feel the same way. It will still sting, as all broken hearts do, but it can definitely improve the mood and lessen the blow.
Beyond this, it’s pivotal that you consider the context of the situation. Oftentimes people ask because they’re feeling unsure about the relationship. This is why having an honest open conversation with your partner is necessary to understand the state of your romantic affair.
There are moments though when people ask to test your level of commitment. It might be their way of manipulating you to do something for them. If that ever happens, it’s an absolute red flag to an unhealthy relationship.
When dealing with such a question that stems from deep emotion and vulnerability, the best way to approach it is with compassion and honesty. Lower your defenses and communicate openly.
In relationships, everyday conversations have always been the ultimate bond. Building connection and love assurance don’t have to be more complicated than that.
When you don’t want to say I love you back
Someone just said “I love you” to you. So, you got your hand over your chest, trying to feel the crazy butterflies flying over there and nothing — you don’t feel a thing. Your conundrum? What should you do when you don’t want to say “I love you,” back?
Well, just be honest.
No one wants to break anyone’s heart. However, it’s important to be upfront and clear about your feelings rather than leading someone on.
Have this conversation right now, and tell them you don’t feel the same way like they do, in a kind and respectful manner. Acknowledge their feelings and let them know that you appreciate their honesty — the point is to break it to them as gently as possible.
At the end of the day, everyone experiences love in their own special way. Sometimes these stirrings of the heart are not reciprocated, and that’s completely okay.
What truly matters is having the courage and honesty to be open about your emotions, rather than pretending that it’s there when it’s not.
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Relationships that took a long time before they said I love you
So, they say, that there’s beauty, especially in love, in the waiting. But waiting is not easy, people. It’s grueling and painful — what if you end up waiting for nothing?
Thankfully, these famous couples never had to go through a futile waiting charade. It sure took some time, but they finally got their partner to say those magical three words: “I love you.”
1. Barack and Michelle Obama
While working in the same Chicago law firm, Barack Obama and his future wife met for the first time. Though the attraction was palpable, it took three dates for the former President to finally kiss Michelle — over some chocolate ice cream.
Right after that first kiss, the future first-lady knew that Barack was the one. They eventually got married in 1992 and went on to have two beautiful children.
2. Prince William and Kate Middleton
The romance between the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge seems like a plot straight from a Hollywood romance movie. According to the story, then college student Kate caught William’s eye while she modeled a sheer outfit in a student fashion show.
From then on, the friendship turned romantic. The lovebirds dated for years before Prince William finally proposed in 2010. They got married the following year, with over hundred millions of people bearing witness to their fairytale ending.
3. Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher
Now for the romance that took years upon years of waiting; the love story between Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher.
The power couple first met on the set of “That’s 70s show” in the late 1990s. While Mila has the biggest crush on Ashton, they didn’t start dating until over a decade. Ultimately, the lovers tied the knot in 2015 and had two children together.
4. Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn
Goldie Hawn was on the set of the 1968 film “The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band” when she first met Kurt Russel, who was still a teenager at that time. No love fireworks came out of it though, they had to work several times to finally get together.
On the set of “Swing Shift,” they reunited and kicked off their 4-decade romance. Though they never got married, what they have is a love that keeps on growing.
Saying “I love you,” is a big thing. That’s why you need not rush saying it, if you don’t feel it.
Take your time. Embrace every minute. When it’s the right moment to say “I love you,” you know that it comes from the depths of the heart with a stronger love.