Confirmed: Men more likely to say "I love you" first

But Dr. Laura Berman, who penned the piece in the Chicago Sun-Times, cautions against the motivations behind saying “I love you” first, as men tend to like to hear it before a couple has had sex.

She mentions, “…[the man] offers intimacy because he wants sex, and she offers sex because she wants intimacy… Men often require sex to feel intimate with their partner, while women require just the opposite.”