Girl, if you say you love them, then you go right ahead and wear them. Clearly, guys have mixed feelings about them, so just keep a check on where you are wearing them. Limit them to beach/pool wear, maybe if you're just going to the grocery store, going out with friends to a club/bar, etc. I think this sort of thing would be definitely safe to wear if you already have a boyfriend. That way you aren't trying to impress anyone, but you can still wear clothes you like.
Also, I'd be careful about how you look. You said you aren't "stick thin". Does that mean you just have some curves or you have some extra weight? I mean, I wouldn't wear shorts that short because I don't think I have the butt or legs for it. Keep in mind that guys like it when girls dress according to their body weight. In fact, everyone does. Don't wear 'em if you're overweight.