So what happens if you get there first and you say it and he's not there yet?
What happens when your "I love you" is met with a "thank you," or worse, a deer-in-headlights look?
Same thing goes if she makes a move on him and she's rejected.
If she's in a serious relationship -- one where the expression of love has been made clearly by both partners -- and she's eager to make a deeper commitment, there's nothing wrong with proposing.
The expectation is that love leads to marriage, which leads to kids.
If you’re not ready for this kind of commitment then it usually leads to, The closer you get to someone, the more power you hand them; they have the power to make you unbelievably happy and the power to break your heart.
When you say “I love you” you’re giving him your heart, trusting he’s worthy of that gift. I know it’s a loaded word open to many different interpretations, so I want to clarify that my love comes with no promise or expectation for the future. I feel hesitant to use this word for fear it may change things between us or worse…scare you off.