Rumor has it that love is real, and these real people shared stories to try and prove that thesis. A Reddit thread asked those who were lucky enough to find love in this world to share the stories of the first time they told their significant other that it was capital-L love, and excuse me as I cry under my desk and bask in my loneliness!
It actually happened a few nights ago. I was drifting in and out of sleep for at least an hour while we were in bed and she turned toward me and whispered “I love you” in my ear and I said it back and that was that. apparently she had been working up the nerve to say it for the whole hour I was sleeping and it was quite the statement to wake up to but I wouldn’t trade it for the world. we then proceeded to have mushy relationships conversations late into the night so I’m glad I had the nap beforehand.