I've always found it rather interesting, how big of a 'blur' there is, on this subject.
Most people around here (and I might be talking for 'dutch' people in general, I don't know), but most people around here, put little to no 'importance' to the words "I love you". Not sure how to describe it better, but I hope you get what I'm saying.
People here say it all the time, every time. There is no 'waiting for the correct moment'. There is no 'first time that you say it'. Well, of course there is a first time, but its 'anything' from special.
Saying "I love you", really doesn't do jack sht' around here.
Some of you (or most of you), probably remember the movie "American Pie", yes?
There is this scene, where a guy called "Kevin", is afraid to say "I love you", to his girlfriend.
So every time she says it, he says nothing, or he's like "Yeah, you to". Or whatever.
She even called it "The next step in our relationship".
Now I was watching this, with a few friends, and we were all like:
"Whaaaaat the hell? Why is it so hard for you to say it? Just say "I love you to", and continue with whatever you were doing".
And basically everyone I know, thinks the same about it. Guys, girl. They all find it weird around here, that its such a big deal.
I'm not judging anyone though. And I could perfectly understand, if you DO think its a real important thing.
Agreed. There are many factors that lead you to this step and it matters not how long it takes someone to get there. If you feel it, say it. And if you don't, don't rush it. If it's right, the time will come.
I've only said it twice, once almost a year in and the second 6 months in, in a movie theatre no less... :dunno: