The first time your bf/gf said "I Love You"?

My partner and I have been together for about 5 months, and it was love at first sight. The first time he said he loved me was when we were in bed and he was talking about his travels in France. He speaks French fluently and I asked him to say something in French. He said something, which I didn’t understand so I asked him what it meant and he said, “I Love You”. I melted.

Any stories? memories? Has anyone reacted unfavorably when told “I Love You”?

Once, several years ago, I went out with a really nice guy. He told me that he loved me on our first date. He was a nice enough guy, but I chose never to see him again.


The first time my husband told me he loved me was after we got married last year. This made stranger by the fact that except for a 1.5 yrs hiatus we have been together since '94. :slight_smile:

Well, I had been thinking it a while (we had been dating maybe 5 months or so, the last 2 of which were long-distance), and while we were ahem in the act, it just sort of popped out. That freaked him out a bit, so we had to stop and talk about it a while.

He didn’t reciprocate until a month or so after, on a day when we had spent pretty much all day drinking/watching a football game with some of his high school buddies. Maybe it was the alcohol or maybe that I was willing to hang out with old friends did the trick.

On the other hand, I dated a couple guys who would always sign their emails with “love,” even though I only dated them a month or so. That freaked me out.

My girlfriend and I have been dating since Thanksgiving. She made it pretty clear early on that using the “L” word would not be a good idea. So, not wanting to scare the girl off (once I realized that she was a keeper), I waited until she decided to bring it up. It was really cute. She’s can be a bashful little drama-queen sometimes, so it was kind of a round-a-bout conversation. I knew where she was heading after she asked me “How seriously do you take this relationship?”.

Long story short, about a month or so ago (I don’t really keep track but she’s probably got it written down somewhere) she managed to say it and I finally got to reciprocate it. Only took seven months…

The only person I have said “I love you” to is my current boyfriend. I have know him since I was 15 and we were friends for years before we started dateing. We had been dateing about 3 weeks when he whispered in my ear “I love you.” I whispered back that I love him too.

Current BF: we’d been together about a month, I guess, with a couple of months before that being phone calls, emails, and IM (we were long distance). I wrote him a letter after he visited me for the second time, in which I said I loved him. Next time I talked to him on the phone, he said he loved me (in response to the letter). Yay!

Previous longterm bf: I said it before he did. I think it was about 2 months into the relationship, but I don’t really remember.

We were eating at a Co Co’s restaurant, and he whispered it in my ear as he was passing on his way to the men’s room!

Sweet love!

Married 10 years now.