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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. ;p I told him after 3 months because I COULDN'T WAIT ANY LONGER.
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.
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.
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
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.
pink-elephant pink-elephant 7 years
My boyfriend and I are still in this stage...he has said it after 3 months and I feel the same way, but he wants me to wait at least another 2 months before I actually say it, he says he wants me to be "sure" even though I actually knew before even he did, I think.
karlotta karlotta 7 years
It took me 8 seconds. It took him just about as much, but another couple of months before it sank in and made its way to his mouth (and I said it AFTER him, even if I FELT it before him... so their study means nothing...!)
ella1978 ella1978 7 years
My fiance said it to me about three weeks in! We had a few drinks that night, and were just laying down to go to sleep. It thru me for a loop, and I asked him if he "was sure". He said he was. I said it back. Not sure that I 100% meant it then, maybe I did, but it seemed so quick for me. Regardless, things moved quickly, and we were very in love. Moved in after 16 months and things slowed a bit after that, got engaged at 3 years and are getting married in June.
Chrstne Chrstne 7 years
My boyfriend and I loved each other before we were in a relationship, but we weren't really "friends" before the relationship, just acquaintances. One night we had some very long talks and it just reaffirmed my feelings and that I wasn't really kidding myself. Two weeks later, "I love you" was said, and it never happened that way for me before. We're going on 3 years now. In one of my previous relationships, a boyfriend said it after 4 months, and it took me until the 6th month mark to believe him and repeat it.
totygoliguez totygoliguez 7 years
I'm very surprise it take women longer to fall in love, one would think is the other way around...interesting.
MsTwirlySkirts MsTwirlySkirts 7 years
It took my boyfriend about 3 months, me about 4... it definitely depends on the relationship
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