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How to say those three little words

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by mr.orange, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. mr.orange

    mr.orange Senior member

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    Is telling someone "I love everything about you" the same thing as saying "I love you." ? I don't think so but, I'd like to know what you guys think.
     
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    Basically not, totally different things in my honest opinion. Loving everything about someone just isn't the same as love (feelings) for someone. So, saying this will not make the same effect, if you are in a situation where you are not sure or don't dare to say this to someone.
    :satisfied:
     
  3. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Senior member

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    OP, was this said to you or are you considering saying this to a woman?
     
  4. Neo_Version 7

    Neo_Version 7 Senior member

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    "i love everything about you" is a superficial way of saying i love you. it implies you like the way they look, hanging out with them and so on. it implies the love is dependant on enjoying the aspects of this person. but that such love may not stand up to seeing something in the person that you dont like. which in any long term relationship is inevitable.

    "i love you" means, as a person, above and beyond all, i love you. you, everything about who you are, flaws and all i love you. pros and cons i love you. this is a much higher level of love.

    i may be splitting hairs and it may be subtle but think these are very different statements. the first emotion may come after being with a person for a few weeks. while the other emotion may not follow for quite some time. depending on the people and the relationship.

    just my 2 cents.
     
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  6. mr.orange

    mr.orange Senior member

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    +1


    birdman, it was not said to me nor do i plan to say it to someone. I saw an e-harmony commercial the other day and the woman said this about the guy she was going to marry. poor guy :/


    You are wrong.


    dude that was deep.

    When i heard the girl (see comment above ) say this about the guy i thought the same thing; that her comment was misleading and only contingent on superficial things. so much for finding your perfect match.
     
  7. Neo_Version 7

    Neo_Version 7 Senior member

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    Everything is everything is everything. Flaws and all.
     
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    one day neo, somewhere, somehow, someone may actually love you. maybe then you will understand.

    i have now indulged you. i hope you enjoyed it.
     
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    It's not the same thing. If it were, you wouldn't have any trouble saying "I love you" instead. The only reason it would be difficult to say is because it has a different meaning.
     
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    The former is a non-commital way of saying the latter. Used as a lead-in to fish for reciprocal feelings.
     
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    limping_decorum Senior member

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    "suck my dick" always worked.
     
  12. Neo_Version 7

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    Is there a difference between sucking your dick and sucking everything about your dick? plz halp
     
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    ^^ Rofl.
     
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    mr.orange Senior member

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    exactly.


    hahaha you're a mad man neo.


    I can't answer your question but, that doesn't mean that what you're saying is correct either.
     
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    :laugh:
     
  16. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    that would be a question you would most likely to have the answer for. look inside yourself my friend. search deeply. the answer is buried there.
     
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    no, "I love you" is "I love you", it is a pretty clar cut, simple phrase. nothing else quiet works the same way
     
  18. willpower

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    "Look, I don't know if I love you or if I'm in love with the idea of loving you"

    Try that and report back.
     
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    Single most stupid phrase I've ever heard.
     
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    That is very deep, Institches, and well said, though I'm also thinking that Neo has a point. Hmmmm, seems to me that "I love everything about you" is a wimpy way of saying "I love you", a kind of lead-up if you will, by someone who (I think) is a bit afraid to say the three little words even although s/he feels it. I also agree that those 3 little words are quite powerful, though I've heard numerous Europeans complain that we North Americans toss it around a bit too easily. Perhaps, a cultural thing, then?

    As to the dating site commercial the OP heard the phrase in (yeah, I've seen that one on TV, too--it's over-kill adverts, I agree), I got the feeling that it's about the "compatibility" thing, being the angle that particular site is trying to push. Superficial you say? Probably. But then, ever tried speed-dating? Some cultures actually line up 5-minute meetings to determine compatibility among couples, where men bounce from table to table meeting a bunch of different women, in search of so-called true love; er ..... While there's such a thing as love at first sight, guess you might come to the conclusion that, after 5 minutes, you love (like? are attracted to?) everything about someone just met SO FAR, but not exactly would someone be "in" love, when break it down like that. Otherwise, culture comes into play, as well as maturity, etc. in which case saying "I love everything about you" could mean the same thing as "I love you" for some people, just a dash-around way of saying it, I guess.

    Just my 2 cents.
     

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