The most common length of time people waited before telling a new romantic partner they loved them was three months with an impressive 22 per cent.
Similarly, as many as 14 per cent admitted to telling a new flame after six months, while 13 per cent uttered those all important words within the first month of being with them.
Those who use phrases similar to “hoping to be friends first” are usually looking for fun rather than commitment, says Laurie Davis, founder and CEO of e Flirt Expert, and author of You can also weed out the casual sex seekers by looking at the context around your planned date: Is he willing to set up a date for a week or so later?
Meet for coffee or in a place where you can hear each other talk?
Sadly, 10 per cent also confessed that they had never told a romantic partner they loved them or ever been in love.