Alrighty. I have a confession to make.
As someone who wears her heart on her sleeve, I may or may not have uttered those three little words to my boyfriend – oh, I don’t know – three and a half weeks into dating.
*waits for people to laugh/mock me/hate me/throw stones*
I know, you guys. I know. Three and a half weeks is early. I’ve had chin pimples live for longer.
I’ve always known I was ahead of the bell curve in saying ‘I love you’, but until this morning I didn’t realise quite how much.
After doing a wee bit of research around the office, I’ve figured out that I’m actually an ‘I love you’ freak.
“I told my ex-boyfriend three months in because I thought he said it first and I didn’t respond,” one Mamamia writer told me. “But it turned out I’d misheard him… he had never said ‘I love you’ at all.”
Another said: “My partner said it after five months and then I waited another month to return the sentiment, because treat ’em mean, you know?”
And, finally: “About three months for me… and he said it about a year later. I almost died waiting, but we ended up married so it’s okay.”