These Real Men Reveal Exactly What They Were Thinking Before Saying ‘I Love You’

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11. “We were fighting when I said ‘I love you’ for the first time-I was scared, but those three little words fixed everything.”

Remember how earlier, we said that just saying “I love you” usually isn’t enough to fix all of your problems? Well, it’s still true—but this cute confession proves that every once in a while, there is an exception to the rule! This guy says that he and his girlfriend were in the middle of a fight when he finally said “I love you” for the first time. And although he was scared to say it, he is now glad that he took the risk. He says that just saying “I love you” really did change their relationship. Maybe his girlfriend just didn’t realize how much he cared before. Some people need to be reassured and validated more often than others, and reminding them that you love them can work wonders.

10. “I was so nervous to tell my girlfriend I loved her…and she just responded with, ‘Okay.’ I was heartbroken.”

Building up the courage to say “I love you” for the first time can feel like an impossible task. Anyone would be nervous, right? It’s very understandable. This guy says that he was super scared to say those three little words. It’s a big step in the relationship, so we don’t blame him! But he finally decided that it was time to just take the leap and go for it. So he told his girlfriend, “I love you” and waited for her answer. Unfortunately, she did not say the same thing back as he had hoped. Instead, she simply told him, “Okay.” Ouch! That must have been a huge letdown—and it probably lead to a seriously awkward moment. How do you bounce back from that?

9. “I didn’t hesitate to tell my girlfriend I loved her—as soon as I felt it, I just blurted it out. What’s the point of hiding?”

Life is short. Hey, that’s a pretty easy way to justify taking risks, right? Any time you want to do something that someone else might consider a little bit crazy, all you’ve really got to do is shrug and say, “Well, life is short!” Now, living on the edge all of the time might land you in some sticky situations, but when it comes to telling people how you feel, we believe that you should just go ahead and say it, because it’s true—life is short! You never know when people are going to come in and out of your life, so you have to make the best of each moment you have together. When this guy realized he loved his girlfriend, he told her right away—he saw no point in waiting!

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