"I love you"
We used to say it only and only to the love of our lives once upon a time. Some actually waited for years to hear it. It invited tears, laughter, even slaps and rejections. The definition of romance too was restricted to lovers.
Now the line has blunt and platonic over tones to it. It expands to parents, friends, siblings, relatives, pets and plants. Romance is associated with nature and weather.
Those three golden words are better when used cautiously, sparingly. Spend them on a restricted crowd, maybe only on that one person for whom it was rightfully invented. Else it loses its charm, its meaning.
Call me old-fashioned.