MORNING AFTER chats can be awkward, as in this scene from “Old School.”
Not that long ago, a woman wouldn’t sleep with a man until he at least SAID “I love you.” Nowadays, if a guy says “I love you,” after having sex for the first time, it’s excruciatingly awkward. Her best friend will later say something like, “Oh my God, Madison, I’m so sorry. I had no idea he was a stalker type when I introduced you.”
Of course, couples become intimate a lot sooner than in decades past. According to one survey, the current average is the fourth date. At that point, not only has love not blossomed, you might not even be sure you truly LIKE the other person. A woman may not know her bedmate’s favorite movie or his nickname. He most likely hasn’t given her a gift yet and doesn’t know her favorite color They probably haven’t had their first argument or even held hands.
So, how soon is too soon to say “I love you ”? And should you know your new sweetheart’s favorite color before you have sex? Leave your reply below.
The writer of this blog also wrote the romance novel The Blood of Titans. Here’s the book trailer. Check out this unique historical romance here.
The writer of this blog is C. Michael Forsyth, author of The Blood of Titans, a love story set in Africa.