Showing someone you love them in Lebanon is not limited to saying “I love you”. There are so many ways to do it without those three little words, and we’re here to give you a crash course on
Lebanese Love Language 101
1. Plan a full day of uncovering a city you’ve never been to (despite always talking about visiting)
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Photo: Ali Hamada on Instagram. 2. Go people-watching at Corniche Al Manara
When you see an old couple having a walk together, tell them “nehna ha nkoon hek in 50 years”.
3. Remember their go-to Barbar order for them
Sandwich batata ma3 zyede salata? Taouk bala kabees? Shawarma djej zyede toum?
Photo: dishaday.lb on Instagram 4. Text them that you’re hungry at 11 PM and head to one of the late night and 24/7 eateries in Beirut together
Who’s up for a delectable burger from
in Mar Mikhael?
Photo: smokingbun on Instagram 5. Send them the Lebanese mom “waynak/waynik” text when they’re going out 6. Share your favorite dishes at Food District
With 6 different cuisines at this famous Hamra spot, there’s always enough to share.
7. Or invite them for lunch at your teta’s.
Alternative: Enjoy a homemade lunch at
(if your teta ma ela khele2 hada)
Photo: chefsinternational on Instagram 8. Buy them a gift from one of these adorable small businesses in Lebanon
How about a reusable tote from Tote Beirut?
Photo: tote.beirut on Instagram 9. Share your Netflix account with them
So you can watch the new season of your favorite show together.
10. Try new things together
A game of laser tag, open mic nights, and more! Click
for some inspiration.
Photo: battlefield_lb on Instagram 11. Come up with an original date idea
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Photo: xtrem_paintball on Instagram 12. Use “hayawen” or “kalb” as a pet name instead of “Habibi”
Then take them to your favorite pet-friendly café in Beirut. Nothing says “I love you” like classic manyake.
Photo: moonsbeirut on Instagram