The first lesson is about expectations, and this is because high expectations may leave you feeling disappointed, whereas lower expectations may leave you feeling satisfied. The second lesson is about knowing the stages within a relationship, Believe it or not but the last stage of a relationship is a true understanding of the other person and knowing how to love them well.
Finally, the third lesson is knowing which direction your relationship is heading; is it heading towards a breakup or a makeup?
Happiness was associated with feelings of romantic excitement, especially for those who had long-term relationship goals (people looking for a commitment in a relationship rather than sex).
When women thought about someone declaring love before sex, they perceived the other person to be less trustworthy and sincere.
Whether you fall in love at first sight or not, it largely depends on an initial spark.For these people, hearing “I love you” before sex may have indicated that the other person was interested in physical intimacy.Women were happier and felt more positive emotion if first declarations of love came after sexual intimacy in the relationship.When looking at actual relationships, however, men were more likely to profess their feelings first!
62% of participants reporting on past relationships and 70% reporting on current relationships stated that the man said “I love you” first.In another few studies, these same researchers examined whether men and women have better reactions to statements of love before or after having sex in the relationship.