7 Worst Responses to "I Love You" ...


Even the bravest, boldest girl might have trouble summing up the courage to say “I love you” first… including me.

It’s so hard to know when it’s a good time to say it.

Is it too soon?

Has so much time gone by now it might be awkward?

And oh, heaven help us, what if he says something stupid back?

That’s the WORST… if it’s ever happened to you, then you know exactly what I mean.

Here are the 7 worst responses to “I love you” … some of which I’ve actually had to hear.


1. That’s Nice

That’s Nice

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“That’s nice.” What?

That’s NICE?

I tell you that I love you, and you tell me that’s NICE?!?2

Well, I suppose that’s not the worst thing you can say when someone sums up their courage to tell you they love you, but it’s not the NICEST thing you could say.2



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This actually happened to my daughter recently.

The boy she was seeing (for a very short while) told her he loved her, and she had a panic attack.

She couldn’t breathe, almost fainted, and certainly couldn’t speak — or tell him how she felt.2

Which, incidentally, wasn’t love.

She was thinking of breaking up with him.


3. So?


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This is a cruel, wicked response when someone tells you they love you, most often heard when someone’s dropping the L-bomb to avoid an impending break-up.2

It’s mean, but effective at driving home the point — you may love me, but I don’t love you.

4. Oh. Okay

Oh. Okay

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What a wishy-washy response!

Tell me you hate me, tell me I remind you why you might consider becoming a monk, but don’t say this!2

It might convince me that you don’t have a backbone, and aren’t worthy of my affection after all.

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