When do most people drop the L word for the first time? According to a new survey, more than 50 percent of respondents said they would wait at least three months before saying I love you for the first time. 33 percent of women and 29 percent of men were somewhere in between, saying they would say those three little words between one and three months into the relationship. But when it came to early L word users, men were more than twice as likely than women to say I love you after only knowing someone for a week. Five percent of men said they’d profess their love after one week compared to 2 percent of women.