Three stupid words with less meaning every time they are spoken. We say them to people we call our "Loved ones" and sometimes our friends, who also can fall into the first category. Breaking the phrase apart is easier than putting it together for some.
I- you, me, the person speaking. Usually said first and when talking about yourself. "I" is a selfish word. It stands alone, capitalized and the center of attention. It even looks like it's wearing a crown. As a letter used in a word it's not the same. Though being a vowel, it's still just as important.
Love- affection, and emotion. Scholars, poets, women, and some men have spent their lives trying to find the real meaning behind this four letter word. And it fully steals all the attention when used in a sentence. Some people love objects, pets, kids, parents, and maybe other people. Love extends to everything. Songs, poems, plays, days, and lives have been devoted to it. Some people go their whole lives without saying this word and meaning it. The word alone means nothing. Love. Sounds pretty but really means nothing. It's the feeling you put behind it. The noun you're thinking of. Which I suppose makes "Love" a verb and a adjective. Yet this word is hardest to explain without talking about feelings. And it's not always good.
You-Almost the same as "I". Three letters talking about the other person, while talking to the other person. Also used as a substitute for a name. "Hey you!" It can also be used to talk to pets, and objects. But usually used when talking to said noun. This word is less selfish, and more giving. Even just it's form. Y. O. U. Each letter is needed to make this word when instead it could be summarized in it's sound "U" which if broken apart makes the three letters above.
We devote our lives to finding our one person so we don't have to spend them alone. No matter how much of a loner you are there will be moments when we just wish someone would utter the stupid phrase which means nothing. Or maybe you'll be the one who will want to say it. For whatever reason saying "I love you" to someone should generally have some feeling behind it. But maybe you're like me. You say it to whoever says it to you, with no meaning or feeling, but just because. But maybe you also have that tiny group of people who when you say it, it means a lot, even if you just hope it does.