The words “I love you,” carry different meaning depending on who uses the phrase. The interpretation of the words changes meaning in each separate situation in which they are involved. “I love you,” can signify several contrastive thoughts and emotions.
“I love you,” can mean:
“I am in love with you.”
You have been dating for a few months and are right in the middle of the infatuation stage with your
new partner. The two of you cannot keep your hands off of each other. You try to spend every free moment with each other because your partner is the only person that matters to you at this point.
“I care about you.”
This “I love you,” is in all likeliness returning the favor after your new main squeeze professes their love for you. It really means, “I like you, but I don’t know if I love you yet.” It is said specifically so that you do not hurt the feelings of someone that you are just getting to know.
“I love having sex with you!”
Orgasms blur the line between reality and fantasy, and this version of love is proclaimed most often post-coitus by women. The sexual “I love you’” happens when a person has been sleeping with a sexual magician. He or she makes their lover’s body do and feel things that they have never experienced before. Good sex is literally like a drug hormonally, and there is only one supplier.
“Let me hit that.”
Men are pigs, and they are not above dropping the L-word in order to score with an attractive woman.
“I love your money.”
Money makes everyone a little more appealing, and women can be very manipulative when a wealthy man throws it around. There are multiple cases of celebrity “love” between older men and younger women. Women like nice things and some old men have the means to afford the best. Sugardaddy.com is proof of this.
“I don’t have the heart to tell you that I don’t love you.”
For whatever the reason, you do not feel the same way about your partner as you did when you first met. You are non-confrontational and cannot tell your partner that you are slowly outgrowing and falling out of love with them.
“You are the best that I can do.”
You have been hurt a few times by less than stellar people, and the person that you have been dating for the last year is the best human being that you have ever dated. You are not really attracted to him or her, and you have very little chemistry. But, this person says and does all the right things. They are attentive to your needs, kind to everyone that they meet, and they have a nice job. This person is the safe plan.
“I love the kids enough to deal with you.”
You have been married for more than a decade and the thrill is gone. A divorce would bankrupt you, you bicker over trivial things constantly, and you hate to come home from work. However, your children are almost out of the house and planning for the rest of their lives. They are filling out college applications and fielding job offers. You and your spouse do not want to traumatize your children at such a crucial juncture of their lives, so you stay together though you are both unhappy and put on a mask.