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.