There are milestones every relationship has to cross: From dating,courtship, to sorting out individual differences ,to eventual marriage and moving in together.
Whilst we love our mums, friends ,family,jobs, hobbies and whatever gives us joy, being in love with someone is something else entirely, and saying it to your boyfriend or girlfriend for the first time can be very nerve-wracking.
What if they don’t feel the same way? What if you scare them off? What if they reply with “thank you”? *shivers*
It’s a cringe-worthy prospect and can leave you feeling vulnerable.
So how do you know when its the right time to say those three little words? ”I Love You”
One woman recently posed the dilemma in a forum: “I think my new boyfriend wants to say it but doesn’t want me to not say it back, so he seems to be saying it in a jokey way or a roundabout way recently,” she wrote.
She said they’d been “official” for two months but have been dating for four to five, and asked other women to share their experiences.
And although many people say you can’t possibly fall in love with someone straight away, some women who did so revealed their relationships have lasted years.
One told her partner she loved him after “about a week or two” of dating. And, she added, they’ve now been together for 11 years.