what does it mean when I tell a girl I've been dating that I love her?
It's the first time I've ever actually said that to a girl. It kinda came out on accident, then she asked if I really meant it so I said yes. Now we say it all the time to each other.
We've only been dating for barely a month. At what point do you tell a person you love them?
>what does it mean when I tell a girl I've been dating [for one month] that I love her?
From a hormonal/neural perspective you're just entering the Intens Romantic Love Phase which basically is the bonding phase. It generally lasts for 12-24 months before making way to the more long-term and dependant phase(cant remember the name).
Basically you mistook a mad crush for love
>At what point do you tell a person you love them?
The optimal time to tell somone you love them can vary alot from individuals, relationships and culture. But should not be done before 6 months
>You cant love someone after knowing them for a month
>But you can after 3/5/7/9 months, because reasons
How can you place such strict rules on such an abstract and intangible concept like love?
Thats like telling someone they're not allowed to enjoy doing something until they've done it exactly 6 times because "Thats the proper amount of times"
I guess people that say this are thinking that you "love" what you've got to know about that person in one month, but that this isn't enough time to really know enough about them, to have seen all sides of them, to love everything about them.
I reckon that some people you probably could get to know completely within a month. Others you might never know in a whole lifetime.
Does that make loving them impossible? No.
I'd say love is just intense feelings past a purely physical attraction. Nothing else to it
And that you could easily get within a month.
Its one of those things thats just, when you know you know. And just because other people think you have to play games and date each other without commiting properly for months before saying I love you doesnt mean everyone does
I know tons of people that married their high school sweetheart, the first person they ever got with
I can gurantee you they loved them within a month, even if they wont admit it