50 Truly Caring Ways to Express Your Feelings of Love to Your Partner

ways to show love without saying i love you

There’s an old writer’s saying, “Show, don’t tell.” It’s good for writing a story. And it’s great for taking care of your love life!

No matter how many times you might tell your partner you love them, showing them makes it feel real like no words could ever do.

These don’t have to be grand, romantic gestures (although they could be!). Something as simple as holding the door, picking some fresh flowers from the yard, putting on their favorite CD in the car, or tucking a handwritten note into a packed lunch can do wonders for your relationship.

Don’t know where to begin?

Here’s a list of 50 ways to show your partner how much you love them.

Some are quick and easy, while others take a little bit of planning; what matters is that you make the effort.

Making the effort is what got you both here; continuing to make that effort is what will keep you both here. Showing someone how much they mean to you is good for couples who are happy as well as those feeling stressed by their relationship.

Who knows? It might even inspire your partner to find new ways to show that they love you right back.

Try these ideas to show love with actions:

  1. Plan a romantic, surprise date
  2. Make them laugh
  3. Take a walk together holding hands
  4. Write a love song or poem
  5. Snap a photo and send it to your partner
  6. Light candles
  7. Let them pick the movie
  8. Bring home dinner so no one has to cook
  9. Prepare a great breakfast on the weekend
  10. Make a handmade gift for them, straight from the heart
  11. Take a break together: add something fun to a chore-filled day
  12. Send flowers
  13. Offer to help them pack for a business trip
  14. Give them a hug
  15. Write a love letter
  16. Bring home their favorite movie on DVD
  17. Complete a project for them that they’ve been dreading
  18. Cuddle up, let go of your worries, and just spend some time together
  19. Surprise them with their favorite snack
  20. When they’re extra busy, ask how you can help
  21. Say you’ll run the errands today
  22. Give them a day off from their normal house tasks
  23. Suggest your partner spend a few hours with their friends
  24. Bring home a copy of that new novel they want to read
  25. Cook your loved one a special dinner
  26. Get professional pictures taken together
  27. Watch the sunrise together
  28. Listen. Always have an open ear to your partner.
  29. Send a quick text message to say “I’m thinking of you”
  30. Go dancing
  31. Surrender the remote
  32. Hang out with mutual friends
  33. Steal a kiss when they’re not expecting it
  34. Go swimming
  35. Go shopping
  36. Throw a party
  37. Take a romantic trip
  38. Flirt like you did when you first met
  39. Pick up their favorite coffee on your way home
  40. Show your partner you trust them
  41. Be a shoulder to cry on. Be there when they need you the most.
  42. Give them their space to be alone or pursue independent hobbies
  43. Watch the kids to give your partner time to relax
  44. Ask what they would like to do this weekend
  45. Cook some chicken soup when they’re sick
  46. Accompany them to their doctor’s appointment
  47. Give a sincere compliment
  48. Go for a bike ride
  49. Wash their car
  50. Forgive quickly and move on
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If you’ve been part of a couple for any length of time, It’s very easy to assume your partner just knows that you love them.

After all, how many times have you told them?

And they probably do know it. But why not show them, too?

Putting words into actions – showing them, not just telling them – is an excellent way to strengthen your relationship. People want more than being told they’re loved.

They want to feel loved. And the way you make someone feel loved is by doing things with them, and for them. This list is a great way to make showing your partner how much they’re loved every day.


Show your partner how much you love them! This list of 50 ways to show love can rekindle a romance or take a relationship to the next level. From simple to sublime, here’s something for every couple.

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