Men say ‘I love you’ first, according to a new study. Men think about saying it almost six weeks before women do. Let’s dig deeper into why he says it first.

You may be thinking how romantic it is but its actually all about sex. Turns out there is a huge correlation between when he says ‘I love you’ and the sexual progress in the relationship. When women say ‘I love you’ a month into the relationship, a guy thinks it is a sign that sex is soon to follow. Women see those three words as an indicator that he is ready to commit if they are already having sex.

In summary, when a man hears ‘I love you’ he thinks sex; when a woman hears ‘I love you’ she thinks commitment. Are men and women really in the same relationship?