People Are Sharing Their Most Awkward Experiences Of Saying 'I Love You' For The First Time

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Confessing love to someone is one of the most nerve-wracking and butterfly inducing situations in the dating world. In most movies, these scenes go over very well, and fireworks go off. But, Redditor u/viitatiainen asked: "What's the worst response to 'I love you'?" and the responses left us feeling like the end of a bad rom-com.

  • 1
    39 VOTES

    Good To Know

    From Redditor u/Nash6669:

    Good to know.

    From Redditor u/_-Sesquipedalian-_:

    I once replied with "that's nice to hear," after he blew me off when I said it the first time lol. He was acting as if I should be grateful he finally said it after playing with my feelings for months.

    39 votes
  • 2
    37 VOTES

    Saying They Gotta Go

    From Redditor u/Tall-Magazine335:

    I'll never forget it, my first girlfriend told me she loved me, all I could do was stutter, "I-I-I gotta go."

    From Redditor u/SkinHairNails:

    Oh, bless you.

    From Redditor u/lolpostslol:

    Once in high school, a girl gave me a box of heart-shaped chocolates out of nowhere, she was bright red. I was like, “oh chocolate, well nice thanks a lot,” and she ran away in awkwardness. Took me until college to figure it all out.

    37 votes
  • 3
    35 VOTES


    From Redditor u/some_rando_3:


    From Redditor u/McLagginz:

    “Ew” is especially hurtful. I got “ew”d by a girl in middle school, only to find out she had a crush on me in high school. I “ew”d her back and instead of feeling good, I felt like a real *ssh*le.

    From Redditor u/lulpwned:

    I actually got an "ew" once. Rip me.

    35 votes
  • 4
    65 VOTES

    As A Friend

    From Redditor u/ReginaMark:

    "As a friend right?"

    From Redditor u/whateverimtootired:

    This happened to me, their exact words were, “I hope you mean as a friend.” Oof.

    From Redditor u/honeydew_bunny:

    I've actually said that in a moment of sheer panic. Everything was super awkward after that.

    65 votes
  • 5
    57 VOTES

    We Need To Talk

    From Redditor u/serious_circus:

    We need to talk.

    From Redditor u/drum_playing_twig:

    That's the worst response do d*mn anything. "Babe, want some ice cream?" "We need to talk..."

    From Redditor u/EducatedDeath:

    I forget where I heard it but the best response to, “We need to talk,” is “Yes, we do,” because it turns it right back around on them.

    57 votes
  • 6
    40 VOTES

    Utter Silence

    From Redditor u/Mihai975:

    Complete silence.

    From Redditor u/allcatshavewings:

    I once confessed to a friend and complete silence fell for like a minute before he said, "let's go outside," and we talked about normal stuff like nothing happened and I still feel the awkwardness of that day.

    From Redditor u/Injuredmind:

    'Was what I did' was my first thought, but actually it was more of a, 'Eh, lemme think it out for a minute,' then we stared silently at the sea for like five to ten minutes until I spoke again.

    40 votes