12x12 close outline12x12 edit12x12 headphones12x12 headphones outline12x12 pause outline12x12 pause12x12 play outline12x12 play12x12 stop12x12 stop outline12x12 envelope outline12x12 video outline12x12 download outline12x12 share outline12x12 share12x12 caret up outline12x12 caret right outline12x12 caret left outline12x12 caret down outline16x16 arrow right16x16 arrow left16x16 back to top16x16 caret up16x16 caret right16x16 caret left16x16 caret down16x16 check16x16 clock16x16 download16x16 envelope16x16 heart16x16 headphones16x16 info16x16 map pointer16x16 music16x16 pause16x16 phone16x16 photo16x16 play16x16 print16x16 search16x16 stop16x16 share16x16 warning16x16 talk16x16 user16x16 overflow horizontal16x16 overflow vertical16x16 microphone16x16 arrow left outline16x16 arrow right outline16x16 caret down outline16x16 caret top outline16x16 caret left outline16x16 caret right outline16x16 calendar outline16x16 headphones outline16x16 info outline16x16 pause outline16x16 play outline16x16 stop outline16x16 user outline16x16 warning outline16x16 apple16x16 facebook16x16 google16x16 instagram16x16 rss16x16 twitter16x16 youtube16x16 maboutiqueradio16x16 cart16x16 thumbs down16x16 thumbs up16x16 volume down16x16 mute16x16 volume up16x16 close16x16 spotify12x12 arrow left outline12x12 arrow right outline16x16 link12x12 photo outline16x16 google podcasts16x16 apple podcasts
  • Home
  • Here’s How Long it Takes (On Average) to Fall in Love

Here’s How Long it Takes (On Average) to Fall in Love

Here’s How Long it Takes (On Average) to Fall in LoveIgor Ustynskyy/Moment/Getty Images

Love – is it a chemical reaction in the brain? Is it a feeling? Is it something spontaneous, or the result of hard work to create bonds? Maybe it’s a mix of all of those things.

No matter how you think of love, we can all agree on one thing – it feels great! That’s because our brains are wired with reward mechanisms that produce feel-good chemicals whenever we start to fall for someone else.

But beyond the good feelings, love can be a bit of a mystery. One of the questions that surfaces again and again is about how long it takes to fall in love… Why that’s so tough to answer is because it varies, and also because it can be hard to define the exact moment someone falls in love.

Research shows it can take very little time to fall in love – as little as an hour, according to one study! However, most people don’t come anywhere close to professing their love that quickly. This survey found that men take an average of 88 days to say “I love you” while women take a little longer – 134 days. And to complicate things further, most people think of saying the words long before actually saying them!

What is your experience with those three all-important words? Are these studies and surveys right in saying it should take 3 to 5 months to say “I love you” to each other? Did it take you more or less time than that in your relationships?

As always, let us know in the comments on Facebook!

Live from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Votre version d'internet explorer est trop basse. Utilisez au moins la version 11 ou un navigateur récent comme Google Chrome.