Who’s more eager to say “I love you”: Men or women?
Believe it or not, a new survey has found that one of the oldest stereotypes about men is no longer true. These days men tend to be the first to say “I love you” in relationships. That’s according to a survey we found in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.
Researchers interviewed 200 people of all ages, and a whopping two-thirds of them said the man had been the first to say “I love you” in their relationship. What’s more, men had considered saying “I love you” an average of 42 days before women did. Men were more likely than women to report feeling happy if someone said “I love you” to them! So why do women wait to say those “three little words?” Researchers say it’s because women tend to value commitment more than men. So they’ll wait to say “I love you” until they know they’re with a guy who’s going to stick around.