Monday, January 23, 2006

Tell Your Sweetie: ‘I Want You,’ Not ‘I Love You’

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – If you’re thinking of sending a love letter to that special someone, here’s a tip: Say “I want you,” not “I love you.”

That titillating tip comes courtesy of Rob Frankel, who offers a line of sensual messages at

He says the big mistake people make when writing love letters is coming on too strong romantically, which often scares away the object of desire.

Frankel says the words, “I love you,” can expose a person’s “emotional neediness” while “I want you” lets them know what you really want and also “where you see the relationship going.”

Some problems with love letters are simply the differences between the sexes. As he puts it, “Women like imagery while men like graphic images. That’s why Hustler has pictures and Harlequin romances are all text.”

Another problem with most love letters is execution. Frankel says trite phrases and bad rhymes can make the reader lose focus from the real message.

As he puts it, “If that person really means something to you, let a pro write it. After all, you wouldn’t try to grow your own roses.”

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