Originally Posted by Heliomance
What's an acceptable way to express the general sentiment of "I love you" when it's too early in the relationship for the l word to be acceptable? Specifically in the context of
*girlfriend does/says something geeky/adorable*
"...I love you so much"
A friend suggested "You're amazing" for more general usage, but in that context the best I can come up with is "<3", which kinda works in text but isn't exactly pronouncable.
English doesn't have enough words.
So don't use words - let your girlfriend see you smile when she makes you happy and when she makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside, give her a hug. You can say a lot more that way than with a word.