The Right Time to Declare Love
Q&A Radio: Sunday, 8 December 2013, Question 3
I answered a question on the right time to declare love on Philosophy in Action Radio on 8 December 2013. You can listen to or download the podcast segment below – or check out the whole episode.
When should a person declare his love for another? What is an appropriate amount of time to wait before saying "I love you" in a new relationship? New relationships often start out strong, but then the feelings of eros dissipate after a few months. When you meet someone who you share the same values and ideals (and you are super-attracted to him or her) when should you say those three little words?
My Answer, In Brief: Love is not a binary state, and saying "I love you" isn't magic. Nonetheless, such can be done wrongly or badly – or to honestly deepen the intimacy and connection in a relationship.
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