What are they to you, and how long until you generally feel comfortable saying it?
Most Helpful Guy
For me, they are just words.
I feel like treating those words with such a great deal of significance does perhaps make them a little more powerful, but it also makes them more harmful when misused.
I think our physicality is the better way to display our endearment.
I always knew when my partner's smile was genuine because it was unmistakable.
Those are the things that I would prefer to see, personally.
Most Helpful Girl
I'm one to say it in a means of endearment as long as I know the person and share a good relationship with them. It will tend to differ in the tone and moment I say it, depending on the person I say it to. But I believe that their actions and the relationship between us divides it in knowing if it's a "friendly love", "brotherly/sisterly love", "romantic love". Actions in the end speak louder than words.