I had no idea if she loved me and I didn’t want to get rejected.That would just be awkward.” Unhealthy relationships from the past could also be a contributing factor.“Everyone has emotional baggage, and often deep hurt can effect your guy’s decision to say ‘I love you,’” Christopher says.
Your boyfriend may be worried that you don’t feel the same way and won’t reciprocate his proclamation of love, which could be a big factor in why he’s holding back.
“I dated my girlfriend for six months before I told her I loved her,” says Scott*, a sophomore at the University of Washington.
“I knew I loved her after about three months, but I was so afraid to tell her that I just couldn’t say it.
After dating a guy for a long time, you might be eager to drop the highly anticipated L-bomb.
When you’re head-over-heels in love with someone, you want to scream it from the rooftops, for goodness sakes!
That’s why it can be pretty frustrating when your boyfriend is reluctant to express his feelings of love toward you, no matter how strong your feelings are for him.
In fact, you might not even know if he loves you at all!
But just because he isn’t saying those three little words doesn’t mean that his love for you isn’t there.
There could be plenty of signs that your guy is digging you just as much as you’re digging him – you just might not be noticing them! Just because a guy doesn’t say it doesn’t mean it’s not true!