101 WAYS

to show you love somebody

(without having sex)

  1. Tell the other person that you love them
  2. Give or get a hug
  3. Make sure the other person feels important and respected
  4. Kiss when people are looking
  5. Kiss when people aren't looking
  6. Tell the other person that you care
  7. Hold hands
  8. Go for a long bike ride
  9. Give a special present
  10. Be there when they need a friend
  11. Spend time together
  12. Go to see a film
  13. Walk arm in arm in the woods
  14. Make a special tape of love songs
  15. Talk about your feelings
  16. Share dreams with each other
  17. Snuggle up together
  18. Sit together in the park
  19. Take a walk together
  20. Go out for a meal
  21. Have a picnic
  22. Play a game of frisbee
  23. Give compliments
  24. Relax in a jacuzzi
  25. Go swimming
  26. Just be close
  27. Go shopping for food
  28. Cook a meal together
  29. Touch each other in a loving way
  30. Do homework together
  31. Plan and go on a trip together
  32. Throw a party together
  33. Bake a cake
  34. Go to the library
  35. Browse in a museum
  36. Just be there
  37. Find out what's special for the other person - and do it
  38. Exercise together
  39. Gaze at each other
  40. Wash each other's cars (or bikes !)
  41. Go fishing
  42. Talk to each other
  43. Listen to worries
  44. Cut each other's toenails
  45. Choose a special favourite song
  46. Listen to joys
  47. Hold one another close
  48. Catch their eye
  49. Write one another letters
  50. Talk on the telephone
  51. Trust one another
  52. Give or receive a ring
  53. Meet each other's family
  54. Go hiking together
  55. Make sacrifices for each other
  56. Send chocolates
  57. Respect each other
  58. Go for a moonlight walk
  59. Hide a love note where the other will find it
  60. Give each other sexy looks
  61. Write a poem
  62. Send flowers
  63. Eat dinner by candlelight
  64. Go to a concert
  65. Watch the sunrise together
  66. Remember anniversaries
  67. Give each other pet names
  68. Go sightseeing
  69. Rent a video
  70. Do things for each other without being asked
  71. Propose marriage
  72. Whisper something nice into the other's ear
  73. Be best friends
  74. Have fun together
  75. Go out dancing
  76. Play music together
  77. Flirt with each other
  78. Laugh at something funny together
  79. Be faithful
  80. Impress each other
  81. Make a list of things you like about each other
  82. Read a book and discuss it
  83. Meet each other's friends
  84. Go horse riding
  85. Cook each other's favourite food
  86. Find out what makes each other happy
  87. Make presents for each other
  88. Wash each other's hair
  89. Watch the sunset
  90. Go for a bus trip
  91. Have a request played on the radio
  92. Send a funny card
  93. Share your plans for the future
  94. Play footsie
  95. Share private jokes
  96. Think about each other
  97. Find out what makes the other sad
  98. Go skating
  99. Swap rings
  100. Share an ice-cream
  101. Have your picture taken together

This leaflet was inspired by one produced in
Iowa,USA. We ran a competition in Milton
Keynes secondary schools and youth clubs
and in one of the local papers asking for
people's answers to the question:

If you and your girlfriend or boyfriend had
decided to wait before having sex...how
would you let the other person know you
loved her or him ?

Thanks very much to everyone who replied !


If you would like to talk to someone (in
confidence) about anything to do with
relationships, or if you do need advice about
contraception or sexually transmitted diseases,
you should contact the You2 Project on
01908 220042 or the Brook Advisory Centre on
01908 669215


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Leaflet produced by
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Milton Keynes Community NHS Trust,
United Kingdom
For more copies, phone 01908 661487

© Health Promotion Service,
Milton keynes Community NHS Trust, 1995.
Reproduced by kind permission.