After weeks/months of dating, getting to know one another, having electric sexual chemistry… The L-Word 1 is both of you saying in unison: “So far, so great!We want to take it a step further as we are crazy about each other.”A year has passed and you are still mad about him/her and you find his/her little quirks adorable.Sixty-two percent of respondents originally believed women were more likely to say those three little words first.Furthermore, researchers found the average man believes a couple should start saying “I love you” after just three months together, while the average woman feels five months is a more appropriate timeline for declarations of love.
If you’re not ready for this kind of commitment then it usually leads to, The closer you get to someone, the more power you hand them; they have the power to make you unbelievably happy and the power to break your heart.
Dear Lauren, So I told my boyfriend I loved him for the first time and he got really weird after that.
Why does he think that saying I love you means "Lets get married" and a major commitment? -Chiara The real question we should be asking is, HOW?
When you say “I love you” you’re giving him your heart, trusting he’s worthy of that gift. I know it’s a loaded word open to many different interpretations, so I want to clarify that my love comes with no promise or expectation for the future. I feel hesitant to use this word for fear it may change things between us or worse…scare you off.
There is now an expectation that he will take care of and cherish your heart, never hurting it, never bruising it, never making a mistake. And it doesn’t matter how big, tough and strong the man may be, if he cares for you then he’s going to be terrified of one thing: interpreted, doesn’t mean you should stifle your feelings or keep them from your partner. At the same time, I feel stifled when I think to keep it from you.