The time for dropping the “L-bomb”

After my friend’s drunken “I love you” story (Drunken “I Love You”s), we were discussing the story in the office, and gradually, it led to the discussion of when is it too soon to say “I love you”, aka, the L-bomb.

If you say it too soon, does this mean that it’s not really true? Or perhaps you’re just caught up in the emotion? or perhaps you’re misinformed? Or is it … fine?!

We all came to a consensus that people never say it when they start feeling it. By the time people drop the L-bomb, you can be quite sure that they’ve been thinking that for awhile. So we then discussed how people have strong abilities to hide the fact that they love another person when they feel it but are just afraid to say it. But at the same time, when one person is farther along than the other, the one that is slower also has a difficult time expressing that they don’t feel ready to use that word. So they also have to hide that nervousness.

Anyhow, so when is it too soon to drop the L-bomb before it comes valid and real?

My friend responds with, “There is no time line for love!” in a gushy voice, and I puked in my mouth a little bit.

5 thoughts on “The time for dropping the “L-bomb”

  1. I’m sorry, but your friend is right in a slightly “kiss me by candle light” way. There is no way to know when it is or isn’t the ‘correct’ time to drop the “L” bomb. You say it when you feel it. And as for knowing if you do love this significant other or knowing if the significant other loves you, …. well you will know. If someone is truly in love they know. It’s an unquestionable thing, love is.

  2. i bet somewhere close
    love sits sipping great red wine
    and giggles softly

    I’ve obviously go no answers! Thank You.

    May All Beings Be Happy.

  3. Pingback: Love is sitting and sipping red wine… « The Adventures of a Third Culture Kid

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