The sex wars are over, and the men won! Yeah! According to a study! But not just any study—a study of l'amour, a way that guys say "love" when we are being especially seductive.
Love is a word that means "an emotion felt more by men." Men know of this thing called "love," which has long been a mystery to the fairer sex. I guess that's why we men are always the ones speaking of love, while the ladies natter on about "I am pregnant" or whatever she said.
This new study—a study of, if you will, l'amour—found that men, not women, are the first ones to say "I love you" in two-thirds of all (hetero) relationships. That's right: we men, beleaguered though we may be in pop culture, are the ones bold enough to step forward and proclaim our love for you, Sharon. Shelly? Shelly, yes, that's what I said.
The study found that while men consider saying "I love you" a full six weeks before their partners, they are also more likely to enjoy hearing those words if they haven't yet had sex. On the other hand, women are more likely to enjoy hearing "I love you" if sex already has occurred... In other words, he offers intimacy because he wants sex, and she offers sex because she wants intimacy.
Details, details. Did you hear me say "I love you?" I said it! Gurl U No we need to share this love in a physical manner.