The stereotype is that women are more interested in relationships, especially serious relationships, and are therefore more likely to confess their feelings sooner than men.
When looking at actual relationships, however, men were more likely to profess their feelings first!
Your rent-out-the-stadium-Jumbotron moment can wait.
For others, it’s an exact science, with love only an acceptable thing to express after months of serious dating.
Researchers suggest this happens because women’s physiological traits (i.e., childbearing abilities) are evolutionary more “valuable.” Therefore, women can afford to wait for declarations of love and be more selective about who they choose to love…or have sex with.
In another few studies, these same researchers examined whether men and women have better reactions to statements of love before or after having sex in the relationship.
If you are like most people, you might be tempted to say women.
In a recent study, 64% of participants were likely to think women were the first to say they were in love, and these professions were estimated to occur close to 2 months into a relationship (Ackerman, Griskevicius, & Li, 2011).
I'm not just talking sexually here, but certainly the two are related.Accordingly, a few apparent mistakes along the road, stemming from bad timing or political incorrectness, will not change an entire romantic picture.It may even enhance trust and honesty between lovers.And for some laidback, super chilled people, there’s no official timeline. Prompted by the speedy lovefest that is Love Island, You Gov asked 3,947 people about the earliest they’d ever said ‘I love you’ to a person they’re dating.While the bulk of people said ‘I don’t know’ (really helpful, guys), the second most common response was ‘within three months’, with 22% of those asked saying that’s when they’d dropped the L-bomb.