1 in 4 Men Fall in Love in 'Seconds'
Guys fall more frequently and are first to say 'I love you': study
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Aug 20, 2011 10:05 AM CDT
Men fall in love faster than women, a study suggests.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Forget notches on the bedpost: When it comes to true love, men fall hard fast. Most think they can tell whether it’s “the real thing” after a single date, whereas women aren’t certain until the sixth, a study finds. For nearly a quarter of men, things move even faster: They believe in love at first sight and know whether a woman is “the one” after just seconds, the Telegraph reports. Men who hail from Britain, where the study was conducted, also fall in love more often than women—an average of three times, compared to once for women.

Among other interesting discoveries in the study, which was commissioned as part of a bestselling author’s novel launch: Men tend to be the first to say “I love you,” they’re more likely to “pine” for their first loves, and they’re more likely to regret their first breakups. Women, meanwhile, are more likely to be satisfied with their romantic choices—though they’re also more likely to follow their exes’ love lives online. A quarter of Brits say they’ve never been in love at all.

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Jul 20, 2012 5:01 PM CDT
I love this..i totally agree...men do fall faster..i ave seen it form all my friends and from personal experience. But all women deserve respect whether the man loves her the first second or not..bc some guy will love her...this is a great song about love, everyone who has been in love or is looking for it should listen to it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-KB9fnrZdc
Aug 21, 2011 7:13 PM CDT
I believe that. When I was 16, I fell in love. 33 years later we are still happily married (27yrs). She has a huge smile, she was so nice to me. and that has never changed. It was her smile.
Aug 20, 2011 10:58 PM CDT
The big bulge in my pants dictates love. If it goes up I'm in love.