Just because you understand “I love you” to mean one thing, doesn’t mean he’ll have the same interpretation. Unfortunately, that expectation only makes it even more devastating when you announce your true feelings and your partner gets “all weird” about it. Most of the time in a relationship you’re in the moment, having fun and enjoying your time with each other.
In addition to their own life experience, they’ve also been exposed to love stories, movies, and books, which have idealized and romanticized love to the point where it can be intimidating and a little scary at first glance. Somehow when the word “love” gets introduced, you get tunnel vision straight to the future.
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.
The expectation is that love leads to marriage, which leads to kids.
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.
I ve been dating my new boyfriend for about 6 months now.
Things are getting more serious and I m definitely falling for him and ready to tell him I love him but I ve been waiting for him to say it.