How Long People Wait To Say I Love You

Saying “I love you” for the first time in a relationship can be a risky move. No matter how sure you are about your feelings and your partner’s feelings for you, there’s still that fear that they won’t return those three little words back to you and that’s a scary thought.

And while there is no right or wrong time to express your feelings for your sweetie, we all like to know how everyone else handles this important declaration. So a data journalist at YouGov in the U.K. asked around 4,000 people about their “I love you” habits and crunched the numbers so we can compare.

It turns out, 16% of people have shared those three words within a month of meeting their someone special. And believe it or not, 3% did it in less than a week! No word on whether that sent the other person running in terror or if they lived happily ever after, but that sure is fast!

But the most common time for people to wait to say “I love you” was three months (22% of those surveyed did it in that time). And 14% did it within six months, and we get it, it’s always nice to be sure before you confess those three words. But some waited longer - 6% waited a year and 2% waited TWO YEARS! That’s a long, long time. And a very few(3%) haven’t ever told anyone they love them.

So, these numbers back up the idea that there is no right time to tell the person you love how you feel. Just do it when it feels right and hope for the best!

Source: Cosmopolitan UK

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