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Surprise – science says that men fall in love faster. Here’s why he’s more likely to say the L word first.

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Surprise – science says that men fall in love faster. Here’s why he’s more likely to say the L word first.

If your heart was a
prison, I would like to be 
sentenced for life...
If your heart was a prison, I would like to be sentenced for life...

Wise men say only fools rush in. But, according to a study published in the Journal of Social Psychology, it seems like men are the ones who are guilty of that. The findings show that men fall in love faster, and are quicker in expressing their feelings too. Psychologist Marissa Harrison, who co-authored the study, explains that women are more cautious when it comes to love because we “have a lot more to lose reproductively by committing to the wrong man.” Another reason for this might be traditional gender roles, where men were expected to be assertive, so they’re more likely to vocalise things. 

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