I have only “Loved” two people and there is a third that can fit. I “love” chocolate, bourbon, vodka, coffee.
There is a difference in my world and it is all about the “capitalization of it”.
I am a demisexual and pansexual, so the contents of a person’s heart, mind and soul matter deeply to me. Once this happens, watch out because you have a CIS white male that will love you unconditionally, which maybe to much “Love” for most people.
It is interesting because people presume that a person like this would be clingy and all that …. but in reality it means that if my partner needs something more … I am all in ….. which may scare a lot of people.
So I agree with you 100% …. the Right way to say I Love you is to really really mean it …..