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Do Tell: How Long Does It Take You to Fall in Love?

According to new research, it's usually a man who says, "I love you" first. Yes, somebody actually studied this. The researchers reasoned that in general women have a more realistic view of relationships, and are thus, less likely to get carried away early on. On average, it takes a man about seven months to fall in love, while it takes cautious women a whole eight months. If you've ever been in love, how long did it take before you knew it?

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sparklestar sparklestar 7 years
I was the one who said it first because my boyfriend is a chicken. We KNEW when we got together that we were in love (we've been friends over 3 years) but it was me who had to make the first move. ;pI told him after 3 months because I COULDN'T WAIT ANY LONGER.
sparklestar sparklestar 7 years
I was the one who said it first because my boyfriend is a chicken. We KNEW when we got together that we were in love (we've been friends over 3 years) but it was me who had to make the first move. ;p I told him after 3 months because I COULDN'T WAIT ANY LONGER.
luna08 luna08 7 years
weird question!
luna08 luna08 7 years
weird question!
Miss-Senorita Miss-Senorita 7 years
I'm with you tayrose it took me sometime too.
staple-salad staple-salad 7 years
I think my boyfriend and I said it within the first couple weeks.And we've said it to each other every day since for almost two years now.
staple-salad staple-salad 7 years
I think my boyfriend and I said it within the first couple weeks. And we've said it to each other every day since for almost two years now.
Autumns_Elegy Autumns_Elegy 7 years
I knew after about a month, but I let him say it first. Took him about six months. :)
tlsgirl tlsgirl 7 years
It depends. Only took me about 6 weeks with my current partner, but it's taken longer.
oohsexypenguin oohsexypenguin 7 years
In both of my serious relationships (my ex and my husband), they both said "I love you" after two months of dating. With my ex, I said it back but didn't really feel that way until maybe a month later; with my husband, I said it back and meant every word.
karjofas86 karjofas86 7 years
we met and actually knew what we felt for each other.. but we didnt want to rush in so we waited until a month or so.. but was mutual.. he said that he wanted to say it from day one, so was i! and we have been together for 2 years now!
lauraxtc lauraxtc 7 years
Depends. My last relationship, like 6 months. The man I am with now, about 2 months.
lauraxtc lauraxtc 7 years
Depends.My last relationship, like 6 months. The man I am with now, about 2 months.
zawackirz zawackirz 7 years
My boyfriend said I love you a couple months after we met!! lol He did say it first!
tayrose tayrose 7 years
One year. Woahh it took me so long compared to everyone else haha.
AlexisSF AlexisSF 7 years
i knew after a month
AlexisSF AlexisSF 7 years
i knew after a month
KadBunny KadBunny 7 years
Same story as Chrstine. :) My boyfriend and I were friends and in love way before we even considered dating, but when the time was right it took us about 3 seconds to fess up. It's been 3 months and 3 years! In general though I tend to fall in love pretty easily.
KadBunny KadBunny 7 years
Same story as Chrstine. :) My boyfriend and I were friends and in love way before we even considered dating, but when the time was right it took us about 3 seconds to fess up. It's been 3 months and 3 years! In general though I tend to fall in love pretty easily.
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