Sometimes, saying “I love you” – or “I like you a lot” – or anything like that, just doesn’t cut it. You need something a bit better, something that really explains the exact way you are feeling.
If you, like me, can’t do the whole mid-summers eve, or summer loving, or something with something fading in comparison, you can try some of these out. I got a lot of great help from friends, trying to figure out the modern version of declarations of love. Because, let’s be honest, Shakespeare was fairly pretentious, and lines from Grease are just a bit rapey.
(“Did she put up a fight?” – I fucking hope she did!)
Some of them are just so sweet.
“What we have is worth all the hassle”
“I will put up with all of you annoying quirks on a daily basis. It’s worth it.”
Some are personalized in a way that makes me want to sqeul from pure joy. These are right up my alley.
“I hate you less than I hate most people”
“At least we hate the world together” I was reminded that this one was mine. I’m oddly proud.
“I wanna die with you on the barricades”
The ones that makes perfect sense today. The ones that truely are current. The modern version of pretentious Shakespeare.
“You make me want to delete my Tinder profile”
“I love you more than I love a cold beer on a hot day”
“I love you like Kanye West loves Kanye West!”
And then we have pure perfection.
“I made my wife a schematic of the Panzerkampfwagen IV Ausf. H, and explained in detail why she was even better than that tank. So…”
“My partner’s idea of a romantic night is coop Civilization. I can’t think of any greater declaration of love than wanting to dominate the world with me.”
So, even though I, on a genetic level, hate the world and everything in it, there is still some sort of love out there. Even some I can relate to! If you need a little pick-me-up, I promise you, reading this again will help. I promise!