I heard "I'd like to" is general expression but "I'd love to is elegant expression(maybe ladylike).
Are those correct? = REWRITE: I heard "I'd like to" is a general expression but "I'd love to" is elegant, perhaps more ladylike. Is that true?
A: Hey, do you want to go to a baseball game with me?
B: Sure. I'D LIKE TO, but I don't know if I have enough money. (Wants to go, but may have to turn down the invitation.)
C: Sure. I'D LOVE TO! I'm not sure if I have enough money, but maybe I can borrow some from Fred. (Really wants to go. Will find a way somehow. Might be because he really likes baseball or he really likes you.)
"I'd love to" could sound more ladylike if you say it like a diva at a dinner party. The response could even sound snooty if said too calmly without much enthusiasm.
I don't use "I'd love to" unless I'm especially excited about something or when I'm trying to be overly polite at a formal function.