That is, telling somebody you love them is just lip service and actually loving someone is work. If you didn’t know that already, you will soon enough—researchers have found that the "in love" feeling lasts about two years.But real love doesn't have an expiration date, it's a choice you intend to keep making even when you’ve lost that loving feeling.I hope it is already understood that it’s a great honor to be told by someone that they love you.When we hear another couple utter those three words, we assume that they share a unique bond, experience a strong physical attraction, feel a certain tenderness, etc.In fact, some studies claim that my fellow dudes tend to say it to a girl by the end of the first month of dating.
For some, holding hands even comes *after *a couple's first time in bed—34 percent said they'd wait one or two weeks to engage in that kind of PDA.
Tell them too soon and you might spoil it; wait too long, you might never get the chance.
But to even begin to answer the question of when, you must first answer the bigger question: What does “I love you” even mean?
If you truly love someone, you’re going to do something about it.
It turns out the average amount of time to wait before saying "I love you" is five months.