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Differences Between ‘I Love You’ and ‘Luv Ya

Differences Between ‘I Love You’ and ‘Luv Ya

It doesn’t matter what kind of a relationship you are in, communicating your emotions well is the key to happiness and peace of mind.

To say ‘I love you’ and ‘Luv ya’ are never the same. While the former is more meaningful, the latter is more casual.

I hope it is clear to all my readers that using the word love for someone doesn’t entirely mean that something romantic is going on there.

You can say ‘love you’ to your mom or dad, to your friends, and God forbid to your siblings too (sarcasm intended). The word love is just not limited to your lover or beloved.

I never thought that a word like love can be so confusing for people until I heard someone asking about the difference between I love you and luv ya. So I thought why not write something on this topic.

Let’s read something different today, something that may clear your confusion about the relationship you’re in. So, let us get going!

What Does It Mean When Someone Says Luv ya?

There is a general perspective that you can’t understand the definite feeling of a person unless you meet them in person. Everyone has a different way to express the same thing.

Mostly Luv Ya is used by people who are very young or in casual situations.

If you say it to someone you are serious with and want to convey your feelings to that person, then you’ve done the wrong thing unless the other person knows you well.

Sometimes, friends say “luv ya” at the end of the conversation, just like that, casually and it almost means nothing.

I’ve personally used Luv ya several times with my friends and mum and at the same time, I can not recall when I said it. It sure shows how much normal it is to say these words to someone.

I am not saying Luv ya does not mean anything entirely. It is just it is not something you say to someone you are about to propose for a wedding. Or you certainly do not add Luv ya to your wedding vows.

a group of friends laughing
Friends and luv!

Do Luv And Love Mean The Same Thing?

Of course, Luv and Love mean the same thing. In fact, Luv is just a casual form of Love or it is a nonstandard spelling you use instead of love. Luv is also used to show love like the actual word is used but luv shows a lesser magnitude of affection.

Ah, the concept may not be that confusing but these same sounding and different spelling words are making my head spin a bit.

Anyone who is in a serious relationship or is about to propose that special someone should always use Love because it shows more consideration, affection, attraction, and consideration towards the other person.

If in these circumstances, the word Luv will be used, the situation will automatically become casual and less important. Because trust me, people read into situations more than you think and especially when it comes to love and relationships.

Here are a few examples that will make the usage of Luv ya and I love yu clear to you.

Luv yaI Love you
Oh thanks, mate, luv ya!I will love you to the moon and back.
Luv ya babe, bye.I love you because you complete me.
I knew you would bring me snacks, that’s why I luv ya.I have no other option but to love you.
ya ya, luv ya.I tried not to, but I love you!
Bye mom, luv ya.I love you and that’s all I know.
Formal and Casual Way of Expression

Is It More Romantic to Say “I Love You”?

Yes. At this particular moment, I can not recall anything more romantic than ‘I love you’. I mean how can you not want someone to genuinely hold your hand, kiss on your forehead, and reassure you that they love you.

For me and a lot of people, I love you is not just the way someone shows their liking towards you, it is a commitment from one person to another that shows how they are there for you whenever you need them, it is an assurance that you can trust them and the list goes on.

Imagine having a fight with your significant other and in that very moment, in the middle of the fight, when that person has nothing to say and he or she ends up doing everything just by saying I love you, tell me what is more romantic than that?

a couple sitting over a city with a bunch of lanterns
Make it work with creativity.

What Are The Different Ways to Say “I Love You”

You master this art with time because there aren’t going to be any courses for that on the internet.

There are several ways in which you can say I love you to someone and that can mean the world to them. Just make sure to select the best time and place to utter those words if you’re expressing your feeling for the first time.

Also, if you are shy enough to say that out clearly or you just want to be a little creative with your situation, then I do have some other sentences that you might use instead of a plain I love you to spice things up or else make your message clear yet blurry. So, here are those!

  • I love you to the moon and back.
  • You are the love of my life.
  • I am in love with you.
  • You make me crazy for you.
  • You are my better half.
  • I will keep loving you forever.
  • I love the way you are.
  • I am head over heels for you.
  • Be yourself.
  • I cannot help but fall in love with you.

Check out this video because learning different ways to say I love you is never enough.

Learn the expression of love


Love is a tricky business because just one wrong move can make you lose that amazing person forever. Every relationship relies on love and in all fairness, what is life without this particular feeling!

So, far in this article, we’ve discussed:

  • Luv ya is mostly said by the young generation in high school who aren’t that mature. We say Luv ya to our family and friends and to people we have a casual relationship with.
  • I love you is the most simple and romantic thing to say to your significant other. It makes them feel special.
  • Luv ya and I love you are not the same. The former shows less affection while the latter is the ultimate level of affection.
  • Also, if not comfortable saying I love you directly or you are bored with that regular dose of ‘I love yous’, there are several other ways in which you can show your affection.

Don’t forget to check out my article on The Difference Between Relationships & Lovers.

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