We'd been dating several months. After a brief silence during a romantic dinner, we both started to speak at the same time.
"I love you" came out in perfect synch, as if we had rehearsed it. Yet it was completely natural and genuine - just one blended voice saying what each of us felt.
We were hugging. My stomach growled loudly. She stepped back a little, her arms still on my shoulders and mine on her waist.
"Your tummy must love me," she said with a smile.
"All of me loves you," I replied.
At the time we were just very close longtime friends. One day I was sick of pining in silence so I told her “I’m just gonna say this straight up: I’m in love with you”.
She burst out crying and started hugging me trying to choke out “I’ve been trying to work up the guts to say that for months!” In between sobs. It was wonderful.
We were at a wedding reception, taking a break outside admiring the landscaped gardens with a pond complete with a small waterfall and talking about how our relationship had blossomed over the past several months. I told her I loved her, at which point she nearly barfed into the pond.
Turns out I was hugging her a bit too tight and the wedding cake wasn't settling well for her. That was 5 years ago and we're engaged now, every once in a while we will still jokingly respond to each other's "I love you" by pretending to throw up.
He asked me to be his girlfriend by the waterfall and I told him I would love too. He misheard me and said that he loves me too, I awkwardly pointed out the misunderstanding and he said he didn't take it back. I fell in love with him in that moment and we have now been together for 6 years and getting married in 2020.
We were sitting on a couch watching Doctor Who. I said, "I have something to tell you." She said, "You love me?" I said yes. She said, "I love you, too."
I had almost said it about 30 minutes prior. It took me by surprise because never before had I had to stop myself from just blurting out those 3 words especially first. We walked to the train bridge in town. The sun was setting slowly and he looked at me and said "I love you". I had a huge smile on my face as I looked up at him, and kissed him passionately. When I pulled back, I was still smiling and said "I love you". He laughed and said "I know".