Based on my experience, it takes respect, understanding, me-time, openness, spending time with that person, and many other factors for your loved one to love you back. Oftentimes than not, infatuation may be mistaken as love. Love should be a mutual feeling and it can be developed over time, sometimes in mysterious ways at an unexpected time. It should not be rushed as loving someone means opening your life to someone else and also entails commitment. Some couples would easily realize that they love each other, while some others would have a hard time to identify that he or she is in love with the other person especially if he or ahe has not been in a relationship. So, just take your time to fully get to know that person before you expect him or her to love you back.