I have a friend who is in love with his relatively new girlfriend. He hadn't dropped the L Bomb (said "I love you") in a long, long time, so while he was very apprehensive about releasing the love hounds, he also was real ecstatic about going for it.
He had thought of all kinds of times to do it, like a dance floor of a wedding reception, during a nice dinner on her birthday, etc., but one thing he was sure of was that he knew he wanted it to be perfect.
Then, during a night of heavy boozing, seemingly out of nowhere, she says it first. She said it first! How dare she!
What do you think about this, seven readers?
1) Is the man supposed to say it first, and is it all right for the woman to be the first to do so?
2) Is it on par with a woman purposing marriage, and while we're at it, is that okay too?
3) Should he just not give a damn, be happy to have someone he loves who loves him back, and stop sweating the small stuff all the time like this?