it’s a topic we’ve discussed a lot around here — when to say the “L” word in a relationship and who “should” be the first to say it. Well, a new study conducted by researchers at MIT discovered that men are the first to say “I love you” 61.5% of the time in relationships, and they typically wait 97.3 days to utter those three little words. But, women, if it’s been more than 97 (point three) days that you’ve been with your guy and he still hasn’t dropped the L-bomb yet, fear not. Researchers found that saying the L-word actually has less to do with feeling the love and more to do with just wanting to get laid:
“One important reason men may confess love earlier than women do is because men have a stronger desire to motivate early sexual activity in relationships.”
Of course, it’s important to keep in mind that a grand total of 45 men and women were questioned as part of this study, which means sounds to me like a bunch of MIT nerds found a clever way to fund a night at the bar.