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11 Shocking Responses to I Love You

11 Shocking Responses to I Love You

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If you sent a text message to your man saying “I love you,” how would you expect him to react?

What if he texted back saying, “Who is this?” You’d probably think he’s having a laugh. Wouldn’t you? But what if he’s serious. What would you do?

Single ladies, take note of what you’re about to read. Married ladies, pay extra attention. Men, if you’re reading this, please wake up.

A group of women attended a one-day seminar on how to live in a loving relationship with their husbands. The speaker asked women to raise their hands if they loved their husbands. Each of the women raised their hands.

Secondly, he asked them to share the last time they said to their husbands “I love you.” Some couldn’t remember, others said today and the rest said yesterday.

Next, he told them to send a text message to their husbands. The message was, “I love you, sweetheart.”

Finally, after sending the messages they had to swap phones with each other. They read the text replies from the other person’s husband.


Is it really me you love?

Below is a list of responses from the husbands: 

  • “I don’t understand what you mean.”
  • “What now! Did you crash the car again?”
  • “Don’t beat about the bush. Just tell me how much you need?”
  • “Eh, mother of my children. Are you sick?”
  • “Am I dreaming?
  • “I love you too.”
  • “?!?!”
  • “I asked you not to drink anymore. I’ll leave if you’re tired of me.”
  • “If you don’t tell me who this message is actually for, someone will die.”
  • “Who is this?”
  • “What did you do now? I won’t forgive you this time.”

Wow! Those replies were startling. But guess what?


It’s a joke

I love you

Although this is a joke I wanted to share with you, I’m going to put a different spin on it. Let’s imagine that it really happened.

This is what I think.

Maybe it was the first time the husbands had a text message of love from their wives. So instead of their hearts leaping, they were suspicious, surprised or just rude.


It could be that the fire in their love lives fizzled out after years of married life. Some couples who’s been married for a long time tend to take each other for granted. It’s easy to fall into a pattern of showing brotherly and sisterly love especially when routine sets in. Like a kindling fire, love will eventually fizzle out if it’s not maintained properly.

Handle love like you handle fire.

According to a Purdue University website, “The three components that make fire sustainable include oxygen, heat and fuel. If any one of these three components is missing or lacking, a fire will not continue to burn.”

One of the components you need to keep a fire healthy is oxygen. Let’s look at how you can use oxygen to keep your love sizzling.


How to put oxygen in ‘I love you’

“Your love is so powerful. You lift me up, I no longer cry. You pump life into my veins. Take it away and I will die. Your Love is My Oxygen. It’s the lifeline to my heart.  I’m so glad I found you. I’ll love you till death do us part.” Lyrics from Your Love is My Oxygen.

You need oxygen to survive. Likewise, a relationship needs love to survive and stay healthy.

How do you put oxygen in your love life?

  • Demonstrate your love to your partner. Don’t just tell, show as well. Words are cheap, so take action.
  • Spend quality time together. Choose a day of the week when you’re able to go out on romantic dates. Or even for a walk in the park.
  • Cook a special meal. Light some candles, dress up the table and play soft music in the background.
  • Make your partner feel special and important. Put love notes in his pockets for him to find when he’s out and about.
  • Take turns to massage each other regularly, especially after a stressful day at work.
  • Keep the heat burning steadily in your relationship. Live each day with each other like it’s the last day together.
  • Remember how love was sweet when you first met? Recapture those feelings.
  • Work hard at keeping the wow factor that sparked the love fire in the first place.

Saying “I love you” is a shared experience. Love is one of the most sensational experiences, ever. But you have to work at it. Cherish it and nurture it. Next time you tell your partner you love them, smile as you remember the joke about the couples at the seminar.

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Over to you…

So what can you do to keep your love sizzling and stop the fire from burning out?  Share the love and share this post with your friends if you enjoyed it! 🙂


About June

June Whittle is the founder of Miraculous Ladies, an author, freelance copywriter and professional blogger for hire. She works with small businesses, bloggers and individuals.

She is also an author of a self-help and autobiography book “Deep Within my Soul: Hope after abuse”.

Miraculous means extraordinary and Lady is a polite or formal way of referring to an amazing woman. That’s you. You’re a beautiful, strong, incredible, dynamic and powerful woman.

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  1. Ahhh!! Great reminder, June!

    We oftentimes take our partners for granted. But, guys need to feel appreciated just as much as women.

    I tend to forget that it’s the little things that matter! I’ll make sure to say ‘I Love You’ tonight. (But, I’m going to pass on making dinner…at least for tonight!)

    Thanks for the much needed reminder!

    Oh, and I hope you were able to get a lot of work done this weekend! I was thinking about you!
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    • Hi Jennifer,

      Yes you’re right! Guys need lots of appreciation as well. That’s why we should make sure we demonstrate our love for them regularly.

      I’m glad I prompted you to say ‘I love you’ because those three little words are big in a relationship. I’m sure you’ll bring a smile to his face when you say them. That’s lovely! Dinner is good when you’ve got time to cook a nice meal and both enjoy it together.

      Thanks for thinking about me and my busy schedule. I didn’t get as much done as I would have liked to. But I’ve been writing my testimony and I’ve finished it. Just have to proofread and edit. That’s one big job accomplished. 🙂

      junie junie


  2. I was flabbergasted June but so glad you said that was a joke! Oh my goodness I was shocked.

    I don’t have a partner so this isn’t an issue for me. I do tell my family and friends every time I talk to them how much I love them though because I never want any words to be left unsaid between us. I want them to always know what they mean to me.

    I don’t take life for granted and if I were in a relationship then he’d just have to get darn tired of hearing me say that too. lol…

    Hope you’ve had a great weekend.

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    • A friend sent it to me and when I read it I was shocked. My mouth dropped! I couldn’t believe those men could respond like that to their wives. Thank God it was a joke!

      I’m single as well. But I’ve made a lot of mistakes in the past and if I do get married again, I wouldn’t repeat them. Yes showing love and saying I love you should be a natural part of any relationship. It’s good to hear that you’ve got that closeness with your family and friends. That’s great because a lot of us find it hard to express our emotions.

      I’m sure if you had a partner he would love to hear you tell him how much you love him. 🙂

      I had a good weekend and hope you did too. Have a great week ahead.

      junie junie


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