“I love you.” “I love you more.” “No, I love you more.” “No, I love you even MORE!” and the cycle never ends. You might think that the “I love you more” argument is only something young teens would play with their puppy love significant other, but there are times when a little bout of cuteness would bring your guy to a cutesy argumentative mood. In cases like this, it’s best to arm yourself with the best responses to “I love you more” so you won’t get sucked into the never-ending cycle of repetition.
Keep in mind that the “I love you more” argument isn’t actually an argument per se. It’s more of a way of trying to one-up your partner by saying that you love him more. Technically, when you get into this argument, you both come out as winners because you both love each other so much that you’re willing to make it a competition. It’s cute, it’s lighthearted, and it’s super sweet, even for grown adult.
“I love you most.” When he says more, you say most and that’s the end of it! Saying that one loves the other more is pretty much just a cute little game couples play. And when you’re looking for a grammatically correct and logical response, you can easily trump his “I love you more” by saying “I love you most.” Boom, you have won the “argument.”
“That’s not possible.” Explain to him exactly why you don’t think it’s possible for him to love you any more than you love him. Use this moment to wax poetic about all the things you love about your guy – from his silly smile to how well he takes care of you to how cute he looks when he’s deep in thought. Boost his ego and make him feel all the more loved by telling him that he can’t possibly love you more because you’re at the highest threshold of loving that a human can attain.
“If you loved me any more than I love you, your heart would burst.” Same sentiments as above, but worded a little more poetically. By telling him this, you’re saying that if a person loved another more than you love him, then it would be enough to make their heart burst. It’s a play on words that brings about the imagery of having your heart so full of love that it’s fit to burst.
“I know.” Make sure he’s in a humorous mood when you say this because it can become the root of an argument. When you acknowledge (jokingly) that yes, he does love you more than you love him, that could be the end of it or he might suddenly think “hey wait a minute! You should be saying you love me even more!” But then again, if your guy has a pretty cool sense of humor, he’d probably chuckle at how self-assured your response is.
“I love me more too.” If he says he loves you more, give it to him by saying you love yourself more too. A little self-love never hurt anyone, and he might just think it’s adorable how you’re able to handle a potentially never-ending “I love you more” argument.
“I love you more to infinity, no backsies.” Take a page from the games of your childhood by invoking the power of “no backsies!” It’s such an immature yet hilarious thing to say out of the blue, especially when the two of you are being mushy towards each other. It might even bring back old memories of first crushes, childhood naivety, and first heartbreak – something you definitely would want to talk about with your partner.
“It’s not a competition, you know!” It goes without saying that there really is no objective means of measuring who loves who more in a relationship, so there really is no winning when you both end up in the never-ending loop of “I love you more.” So when you’re tired of saying the same thing over and over, just tell him that you’re not here to compete, you’re here to love! That’s sure to catch him off-guard.
“Let us officially state, for the record, that we love each other equally.” Appeal to your guy’s more logical side by concluding that you love each other equally. Sure, it’s not as mushy as repeatedly saying “I love you more” but if your guy has a more serious personality, he might appreciate this as the ultimate end to the “I love you more” argument. Who knows, when you say this, he might just realize just how much he truly does love you… but then again, that’s opening a new can of worms!
In the end, does it matter who loves who more? Not really. All that really matters is that you love each other so much that you’re willing to argue about it!