I'm not a big proponent of the verbal I-Love-you. Would rather show it in a thousand different ways (my motto: actions speak louder then words!). BUT, have kids, wife and dogs who want me to say it, and say it often. So I do. It's just that, as mentioned earlier in this thread, I think it's overused, and I think that the word itself pales in comparison to most love-actions (like making a great home-made meal for them, playing baseball with them, unexpectedly bringing them flowers, a nice bone for the dogs, or caressing the side of their face (wife, not dogs!). But, as I am in love with these people+animals, I have no problem saying it and saying it often.
I just don't tell my male friends that I say those things.
Take the risk of thinking for yourself, much more happiness, truth, beauty, and wisdom will come to you that way. - C. Hitchens
Me: Male, bi, 48, flexible