Most of the shadows in this life are caused by standing in one's own sunshine. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Question #92486 posted on 07/28/2019 12:42 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

What's the worst way to respond to "I love you"?

-...thank you?


Dear you,

*Awkwardly put hand on other person's face and push them away*, "No".

Or, the response could be:

"Ooh, I think I'm going to love you too!" *Licks lips and pulls out butcher's cleaver.*



You are mistaken, Mr. Darcy, 

"...From the very beginning, from the first moment I may almost say, of my acquaintance with you, your manners impressing me with the fullest belief of your arrogance, your conceit, and your selfish disdain for the feelings of others, were such as to form that ground-work of disapprobation, on which succeeding events have built so immovable a dislike; and I had not known you a month before I felt that you were the last man in the world whom I could ever be prevailed upon to marry."


Or, if Austen isn't your flavor, there's an entire Reddit thread dedicated to this question... and I'll just say... yikes. 




Dear Han Solo,

This one requires a bit more time, but after my now husband told me he loved me for the first time, about a week later he said, "Actually, can I take it back?" and that was a pretty bad response.



Dear person,

"I love you too." Shudder. 

-Lord Voldemort


Dear Oof,

I feel like the classic no response is pretty bad. As bad as a negative response is, don't rule out the cringiness of the all too eager response:

"Finally! I've been following you for years and I dream of you everynight and we'll be the perfect couple and I'll call the temple and we're gonna have such cute babies..."




Thank you,

You're welcome.