Who says “I love you” first?
February 11, 2013 by
Categories: Dating, News, Research

As a researcher, I thumb though articles in journals all the time. Some of what I come across is interesting…other’s not so much. Recently I came across this article that begins to uncover the development of love in a relationship. Specifically, the researchers were curious whether men or women feel and declare love first. Traditional thought tells us that it is women, however, the researchers found:

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“that although both men and women believe that women will fall in love and say “I love you” first in a relationship, men reported falling in love earlier and expressing it earlier than women reported. Analyses also showed no sex differences in attitudinal responses to items about love and romance.”

While we are certainly examining some differences of opinions, it is interesting that men are viewing themselves as being in love as much as women.

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