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What are the differences between 1, 2 and 3?

  1. I would like you, too.
  2. I should like you, too.
  3. I may like you, too.

Is 1 in agreement with politeness?

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  • Do you actually mean "I would like you to" as in "I would like you to clean your room?" As written, I expect your sentence to continue like, "I would like you, too, but you smell bad." (so I don't like you after all). To put my question directly: are you trying to say you would/should/may like the person or you would/should/may like something they do? – apsillers Sep 4 '13 at 18:25
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Would indicates consequence of an imagined event; it shows intent

Should implies a conviction in the speaker. One could also say I "ought to" instead of saying should.

May implies permission from another person. Although in this case, I think you really mean to use the word might to indicate possibility instead of permission.

To answer your last question, politeness is a cultural and personal perspective, but I think that it is polite to use the first one.

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