When is the right time to say "I love you"?
The right time to tell someone you love them is… A) in order to get out of an argument; B) in order to get into someone's pants; or C) if, and ONLY IF, you truly mean it. I'll give you a moment to figure out which answer it is. You're smart. You got this. Right?
Saying those three little words can be downright terrifying, I get it. I mean, you're opening your soul up to potential ridicule and rejection. (No, but really, falling in love is GREAT.) Truthfully, unless you're manipulating someone for your own personal means, there's technically no wrong time to say "I love you" -- once you feel it. Still, saying it a little too prematurely could rub your SO the wrong way if he or she isn't necessarily there yet.
The first date is probably too soon. First time you sleep together is also probably a tad hasty. No one likes throwing it out there if it's not going to come back to them, so the best time to say it is probably when you know the feeling is reciprocated. There's a fine line between lust and love, and the two are easily confused. The only way to know which it is, is with time, experience… and each other.