i have to agree, if the other person doesnt feel the same its awkward as is...in my opinion, I would just show the other person by doing something special just to let them know without actually saying it.
Like a romantic date...doesnt have to be at an actual place...can be just something as simple as a stroll on the beach...a simple glance...You know over looking the moonlight!
I think it would only be awkward if you think he might not be in love with you too. But if in doubt, I say, go for it, if he's a good guy, even if he's not quite ready for 'love' he will let you know nicely, and if he is ready, YAY!
Honestly telling someone you love them shouldn't be awkward, you should wait untill you feel your completely ready and sure it is mutual :)
It might feel awkward,but it's really easy just relax and tell him how you feel I bet he feels the same way about you. It'll be ok.
Well it'll be awkward if he feels differently so just show it,thats what really matters.
thanks for the advice