Those are the 3 magic words every girl longs to hear.
Research shows that saying “I love you” in under 3 months is too soon- you’re in lust, you don’t really know each other. Research also shows that waiting longer than a year is too long- he has commitment issues, he’s not sure you’re the one. On average, it takes a guy 7 months to say “I love you.”
But the fact is, every relationship is different. Some are more fast-paced than others. Some are slower-moving. For some, it’s love at first sight. For others, true love takes time to develop. There’s no standard timeline that works for everyone, only you “know when you know.”
Which brings me to my next point. Most (every?) girl can’t wait for the day when she’s told “I love you.” But now that we’re in the 21st century, is it still assumed that the guy needs to say it first? Is it just an old-fashioned tradition or is that the way it should be? I know plenty of girls (myself included) who have said the “L” word first. And let’s face it… women tend to mature faster than men, tend to be more in touch with their emotions than men, and are more vocal about their feelings than men. I have a blog about love for gosh sakes.
That’s not to say men aren’t in touch with their feelings, or aren’t thoughtful when they say “I love you” for the first time. They think about it a lot more than we give them credit for. I’d like to share a very creative way those 3 magic words were said for the first time. This video is from one of my dear friends, let’s call her “Minnie.” It’s a flip-book that her boyfriend made her for Valentine’s day. Minnie is one lucky lady. Take a look.