Here are three ways to know when it’s the right time to say “I love you.”
1. When you’ve made the relationship exclusive and official.
If you have been dating a man for a month, and you think he’s not dating other people, and you really want to officially be his girlfriend, DO NOT just randomly announce that you love him.
2. When they say it first — and it doesn’t scare you.
When someone tells you “I love you”, it’s normal to have a couple of different reactions. The first, and most unpleasant, is straight up panic. Sure, you might enjoy the company of the person you are with, and you might be able to see yourself one day falling in love with them, but that’s ONE DAY, it’s not today.
3. When you feel like you HAVE to say it, or you’ll burst.
So you’ve been together a while.
This person is your boyfriend.
He’s thoughtful and kind and apologizes when he farts. He does a perfect imitation of what your cat would sound like if she were a person who could talk. You love him, and he loves you, you just haven’t said it yet.
So what’s stopping you? If you feel like not saying “I love you” could cause you to spontaneously combust then the time has come! Speak up, say it loud, and say it proud!