"We'd never said that to each other in person, so I didn't know how to take it. " Ladies, don't escort your lovesick boy into such uncertainty.
Tell him to his face, so he can read the sincerity in your eyes.
In a relationship, who do you think is more likely to say “I love you” first — men or women?
If you are like most people, you might be tempted to say women.
Before He Says It If you're feeling the love itch, chances are he is as well but is too chicken to be the initiator.
So say it first and take the pressure off him like the girlfriend of Sam, 25.
"Then one night while we're in bed, she blurts out that she loves me as she's climaxing. " The lust lesson: If his mattress moves rock your world, let him know, but save the monster declaration of your devotion for when you're vertical.
Face-to-Face Over the phone, via e-mail, or by text message are all really bad ways to profess your love to someone for the first time. If you feel that strongly, look him in the eye and say so.
If participants were imagining a scenario where sex had not occurred, men but not women were more likely to think it was appropriate to declare love earlier – about a month into the relationship.In a recent study, 64% of participants were likely to think women were the first to say they were in love, and these professions were estimated to occur close to 2 months into a relationship (Ackerman, Griskevicius, & Li, 2011).The stereotype is that women are more interested in relationships, especially serious relationships, and are therefore more likely to confess their feelings sooner than men.On average, men started thinking about professing their love about 3 months into the relationship whereas women in the study started thinking about it closer to 5 months into the relationship.Researchers suggest this happens because women’s physiological traits (i.e., childbearing abilities) are evolutionary more “valuable.” Therefore, women can afford to wait for declarations of love and be more selective about who they choose to love…or have sex with.Two, regardless of how many emoticons you throw in an e-mail or text, the message often gets misconstrued.Take it from Dave, 27: "A girl I was dating signed off on IM with 'iluvu,' " he says.When You're Sober Booze may make you brave, but your passion proclamation loses something if your guy has to ask himself "Was that the vodka talking? "Last New Year's Eve, my new girlfriend and I got hammered," he says."As we counted down to midnight and popped open another bottle of bubbly, Lana kissed me and yelled 'I love you!You may not remember it if you’re drunk—and it’s hardly romantic, man.Keeping it simple lets her know you’re 100-percent serious about her, evoking a certain straightforward, no-BS tact women crave.