Things are a whole lot easier when you love such people back! And here are those situations and how to respond to I love you:
Scenario 1. If you have been longing to hear this person pop the words.
The right thing to say is, "I love you too" backed up with a very passionate kiss.
Scenario 2. During love making.
The right response is, "I love you too" and you back it up with a crazy sex move.
Scenario 3. From your long-term love and life partner.
Take a break from what you are doing for some seconds, acknowledge your partner with a sweet smile and respond with, "I love you too."
It is more difficult if you do not love that person back, but you can still save the situation.
Some of this will depend on the reason why you do not love such people back.
- If you think there is the slightest chance you can fall in love with them sometime in the nearest future, you can simply tell them you wish to take things slowly with them. Mention an ugly past experience to drive your point home.
- If the thought of entering a relationship with them has never occurred to you, you can appreciate them for loving you and still say you wish to take things easy for the moment. But once you are ready to become serious with them, do not hesitate to tell them.
- If you feel nothing for them now, and do not see yourself doing so anytime soon, you might have to say the really awkward thing, "wow, thank you for letting me know". But let them know you are not ready for any kind of serious relationship.
No matter what you say, so long as it is not a reciprocal of the, "I love you" will leave them feeling hurt, so this is simply an effort to reduce the impact of the rejection. Though you may not be able to alleviate their pains, but it is definitely worth the try.
Of course, there are other such odd circumstances
If one creepy online stalker sings it often, the right action is to block them from your friend list.