So there is this person you really like and are eager to discovering them steadily with time, but this prospective partner of yours gets emotionally involved sooner than you’re ready for it; how do you deal with their feelings without wounding their sentiments in any way?
Here are a few statements you could use instead of ‘I love you too’ as a response to ‘I love you’, with your prospective mate.
FOR HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN LOVING ME?
You might let him see that his statement comes as a shock to you. So you can either ask him your question in a playful manner or place it before him solemnly, in order to have him realise that you weren’t prepared for it.
I KNOW YOU DO
The fact that you already know he loves you, and you still hang around with him gives him enough reason to smile. The phrase ‘I love you too’ has often been misused anyway, so that a mere phrase doesn’t necessitate togetherness.
HOW MUCH DO YOU LOVE ME?
Ask him this in a jokey and light-hearted way so that he gets occupied into trying to think of ways to explain how much, and won’t realize that you did not respond to him with the same words. If he does ask you, however, for your response, use one of these other statements in the list, to buy yourself some time.
YOU DON’T KNOW HOW LUCKY I AM TO HAVE YOU
This will make him happy because he’ll know that he holds value for you and has made some kind of a mark in your life for you to be able to say that you’re lucky to have him. It isn’t a negative response and yet it doesn’t replicate his statement either. If he is an understanding individual, he will give you time to figure out more.
LET’S TAKE IT SLOW
This is being barefacedly honest. By telling him to take it slow you are letting him know in a straightforward manner that you do like him but you aren’t ready for any kind of commitment as of yet. You want to give it some more time to be able to decide on your feelings towards him, but as of now you’re not ready but you aren’t renouncing him either.
Don’t patronize him when you say this, instead let him understand that you’re fond of him and care about him, when you’re calling him sweet. You can compliment him with the accompaniment of a loving hug or a long kiss, to show him that you take him seriously.
THANK YOU FOR LOVING ME SO
When you tell him that you’re glad or grateful for being his object of affection, and are not terrified or unresponsive and offended, then it lets him comprehend that even though you haven’t been able to realise your feelings for him the same way as yet, the feelings might come to you in time.
I’LL TAKE TIME TO RESPOND TO THAT
Be honest with him and tell him that you don’t want to lie to him and say those words just for the sake of it. Tell him how you feel for him but that you need to be absolutely sure about your own feelings so that you can wholeheartedly mean an ‘I love you too’ when you say it in response to his confession of love for you.
These are a few ways you can tell your special someone as to how special they are to you and how you don’t want to lose them, but you do need some time to figure yourself out before you enter into a dedicated bond.