You're just not ready.
I don’t know what’s worse - when you’ve been in a relationship for a long time and you just can’t seem to get an ‘I love you’ or if you get to hear it too soon, at a time when you’re not at all ready to say it back. The second situation can be quite an awkward one.
That moment when someone confesses their love to you and all you can come up with in return is an ‘I like spending time with you’ or even worse, a ‘thank you’! I know you’ll feel guilty. I know you’ll feel like a horribly mean person. And I know you’ll obsess over it for days, trying to convince yourself that maybe you do love them back.
But trust me when I tell you this, if you didn’t feel like saying it back in that one moment, then you’re definitely not ready just yet.
Look out for these 5 signs that assure you that not saying ‘I love you’ back was the right decision:
You just began dating
When two people just start dating, one of them might confuse their passionate feelings for a long-lasting love. And if you’ve had a few relationships before, you’ll be very careful not to make that mistake again. You know that there’s no such thing as love at first sight or even love after the first few dates.
You can’t possibly be sure that you love another person if all you know about them are just the conversations you had on your first few dates. You need time to get to know each other better. You need time to know more about each other’s lives and personalities. You need time to discover their real and raw personality. And you need time to know whether this new relationship in your life is meaningful enough to actually be called love. *Continue reading to next page*