According to recent survey men take nearly 88 days to say, “I love you” for the very first time to their partners, while women take even longer to express their love. Researchers found that women on an average wait 134 days or four months and two weeks before they say the three magical words to their partners. The study confirms the widely held belief that men do fall in love quicker than women. The study revealed that 39 per cent of men say, “I love you” within the first month of seeing someone compared to only 23 per cent of women.
Researchers also found that 33 per cent of men had met their partner’s family within the first month of seeing each other compared to only 25 per cent of women. Men are also quick to commit with 33 per cent saying that they moved in with their partner within the first month. Contrary to the popular belief that men are terrible at remembering relationship milestones, 77 per cent of men say they knew the day they said “I love you” for the first time, and 95 per cent remembered the first time they held their partner’s hand. Researchers also found that young people between the ages of 18 and 24 were the slowest of all age groups to both, hold hands and share a first kiss.
However, they were the fastest of all age groups to consider themselves in an exclusive relationship with 39 per cent considering themselves exclusive after just one week of going around. Surprisingly, men are also quick to commit to long-term relationships with 33 per cent of women moving in with their partner within the first year. The survey also found that 37 per cent of respondents got married or engaged within the first twelve months of going around.