Imagine dating someone for a month and constantly being afraid of blurting out those three magical words that can change everything, I love you. Truth be told, every relationship is different and so it is very tricky to determine when the right time is to say the 'L' word. However, it isn't as scary as it has been made to be. If your partner truly values you, he'll have an open, mature conversation about his feelings instead of bailing out.
But if you still can't make up your mind about the right time to break the news, here are a few pointers that will guide you.
If you think you're ready to commit to this person, your boyfriend or otherwise, you should take the leap of faith. This could be a month, three or even six months into the relationship. When you're ready, then time doesn't really matter.
There comes a time when you just can't hold it in anymore. You find yourself fearing that you'll blurt it out during one of your sleepovers or even in your sleep! Either way, if this is the case, then the best solution is to just tell him how you feel and hopefully, he'll reciprocate it.
If your partner and you have been together for a decent amount of time, and you are confident that he feels the same way, you can say it without any hesitation. However, don't lose your cool if he doesn't say it back immediately. Chances are he's going to come around in a few days or weeks.
The most important sign for you should be this. When you see a future with your partner, then you shouldn't hold yourself back. It is a stepping stone in your relationship and if he sees you as a steady girlfriend and wants a long-term relationship, then he's probably thinking the same way.
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