Rebecca
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Who said "I love you" first?

Rebecca, on February 12, 2019 at 11:05 AM Posted in Family and Relationships 0 48
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Who was the first person to drop the “L” word? How long had you two been together before it was said? Who uttered those three little words first?


Who said "I love you" first? 1

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  • Alexandra
    VIP June 2019
    Alexandra ·

    I did. We were together for a whiiiile (like maybe 4 years) before we said I love you. It makes sense though since we started dating at 14 and said it at 18!

  • Tara
    Master May 2020
    Tara ·
    I told him first with my heart jumping out of my chest.
  • Rebecca
    Master October 2025
    Rebecca ·
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    Totally makes sense!! I remember I would say "ilysm" back in middle school to my "boyfriend" (who I didn't even talk to in person, just over instant messaging). I totally know what you mean - I don't think I knew what love really was until I was around 17 or 18!!

  • Sam
    Master August 2024
    Sam ·

    To be honest, I don't even remember! We fell in love pretty quickly, but we have been together for so long that I couldn't tell you who said it first!

  • Alyssa
    Super July 2019
    Alyssa ·
    He did via a text message as he was boarding a plane. He told me later he had meant to say it in person but it just slipped out while he was texting.
  • S
    Devoted May 2019
    Sarah ·
    It was pretty early on. It was kind of an awkward first time. Haha. We were just talking about the things we had been up to together and how we felt about where things were going. I has said "i like you" and he said "i love you too" i was like "umm...what??" And he's like "what did you say?" I said "um..i said i liked you" and he said "well, i love you." And i told him "i love you too".
  • Abby
    VIP March 2019
    Abby ·
    He said it first after about 2 months of dating! We just knew quick!
  • Danielle K
    VIP June 2019
    Danielle K ·

    He kept wanting to but I pushed it off. I wasn't ready yet so technically I said it first but he still hasn't stopped saying it back 5 years later

  • Maggie
    Champion October 2025
    Maggie ·

    ME! I insisted on it and literally cut them off so I could say it first!

  • Peggy
    Master November 2019
    Peggy ·
    I wanted to say it first but I waited til he said it. No way will I say it first.
  • Emma
    Dedicated September 2020
    Emma ·
    I remember we were out on a lunch date about 2 months into our relationship when he was the one who said I love you first. I had been wanting to say it, but wasn't sure when the time was right and I didn't want to say it too soon. I was actually surprised when he said it, and i eagerly said it back immediately.
  • Kristin
    Devoted August 2020
    Kristin ·
    He did! I waited about a week after he said it to say it back.
  • Lafuturaseñora
    Devoted April 2019
    Lafuturaseñora ·
    He did although I know it was really weird for him to say it out loud, vs me who says Bye i love you every time I end a phone call with a family member or friend lol
  • JustKidding
    VIP April 2018
    JustKidding ·

    He did. His time he said it in another language and told me it meant something else, then about a week later he said it again. By the look on his face I knew it was bigger then he was telling me.

  • Gonnabeaburch
    Super July 2019
    Gonnabeaburch ·
    He said it first. I was terrified and so happy all at once.
  • Rebecca
    Master October 2025
    Rebecca ·
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    Aw Did he just kind of say it or did he a little speech before saying it?

  • HayMrsO
    Master October 2018
    HayMrsO ·

    He did, Our relationship was long distance for the first year. We talked every day, as much as possible. About a month in, he called me and said "I have to tell you something. I want to tell you in person, but I just can't wait until this weekend." All kinds of crazy thoughts went through my head, but I told him "You know you can tell me anything" and he said "I love you. No, like I REALLY love you! I have never felt this way about anyone in my life and I just had to tell you! I know it's too soon and I know I probably scared you away, but you just have to know how I feel. I know I have so much baggage (he was going through a hellish custody battle with his ex and trying to deal with major financial issues she had left behind) and you could find someone else in an instant that wouldn't have all of this to deal with." He was rambling at that point. I just stopped him and said "Guess what? I love you too and I am not scared one bit." He got choked up a bit at that. He said he knew after our first weekend together that he wanted to marry me

  • Emma
    Dedicated September 2020
    Emma ·
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    I don't remember unfortunately because this was almost 7 years ago now, but I remember there was a conversation or something that lead to him saying it. I just don't remember the details
  • Katie
    VIP November 2019
    Katie ·
    I told him I was falling in love but he said it first
  • Rebecca
    Master October 2025
    Rebecca ·
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    So cute I can't remember anything that was seven days ago so I totally understand!!

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