Love is one of the most complicated aspects of human life. How and to whom we express love has been a well-known dichotomy. While women are naturally more open and forthcoming with our feelings, men are less analytical, allowing them to be more direct in their endeavors. So when it pertains to a new relationship and the expression of love, is it truth or myth that your man should say “I love you” first?
EGL says … TRUTH!
If you’re seeking to protect yourself from potentially finding yourself alone and exposed in your love, then it might be best to wait for him to give you the green light. Although love is far more complex than initiating a first date or making a follow-up phone call after that first date; saying “I love you” should be treated the same way – let the man do it. Even if you feel like you’re in love and ready to scream it from the rooftops, hold off until you feel more assured by your man.
Those three words are few, but they pack a mean punch. If said too soon or if the feelings are unrequited, you could appear too clingy and easily attached and your lover could react by fleeing. If your man is one who is very clear and direct with his feelings then his expression of love will be just the validation that you are seeking.
Make no mistake, saying “I love you” first is not a bad thing, you just must be clear about your expectations. If you love your man and you don’t want to waitfor him to say it, then go ahead and say it first! But remember that being in love is a shared experience, whereas love can be possessed by one alone.