Things which are cut and dried are seldom as interesting as living things that change, grow, and sometimes tread on your dreams.

Best, Pink It appears that Merriam-Webster has taken official note of the trend toward using "anniversary" in a looser sense.

In other words, to the grand majority of guys, he’s happy if the relationship is good. That’s not to say that guys don’t care, it’s just that if the relationship is going well in every way, we’re pretty much satisfied.

We know that saying it, to some extent, is a demonstration of our commitment to her and that we’re not going anywhere. If you say it first, then it’s like you’re forcing that implied commitment, in a way.

And even if a guy does love you, he will feel to an extent that he’s being pressured.

I think I have been reading too many magazine quizzes and too many relationship books for my own good.

All of them pretty much say that the woman shouldn’t ever be the one to say “I Love You” first.

If the word for the commemoration of a yearly event is anniversary, by analogy the logical word for the commemoration of a monthly event should be "mensiversary." "Anniversary" comes from the Latin "annum," meaning year.

(The "versary" part comes from a Latin word referring to turning.) The Latin word for month is "mensis." Hence, mensiversary. from Latin: mensis, month versus, past participle of vertere, to turn." Nerstone Pictures: Neologisms (men-si-VER-suh-ree) noun The day of the month on which an event occurred in some previous month. Derived from mensis (Latin: month) versus, past participle of vertere (Latin: to turn), in the pattern of anniversary." Neologism of the Week second consideration weakening my confidence is that our media have, in general, shown themselves to be comparably amateurish in the PR war.

Beyond that, if you say it first, you’ll lose your chance of ever finding out when he would have said it.

My feeling is that you should let him say it first.

I can say from personal experience that there have been times it’s happened to me and I really did love the girl, but my life was a mess in other ways and wasn’t in the shape it needed to be in for an I-love-you type of relationship.