A recent study conducted for the UK’s Sunday Telegraph of 2,000 men and women has revealed that men average seven months to declare “I love you” to a partner–a full month less than women. The Telegraph reports:
Oliver James, the clinical psychologist and author, said the findings supported other studies that showed that men fall in love more frequently than women, and that they are more prone to feelings of being “swept away” by someone.
“This is because women mature sooner than men and develop to be more hard-nosed, realistic and in touch with their emotions,” he added. “So when a man says ‘I love you’ it might be his way of dealing with a lot of complex, difficult emotions that he doesn’t really understand, whereas when a woman says it, it might carry a greater weight. The classic clichÃƒÂ© is that men use love to get sex and women use sex to get love.”
Fascinating. Assuming saying “I love you,” can be taken to mean someone is actually in love.
Information via The UK Telegraph.