Most Helpful Girl
I don't think it should matter, however I know for me personally it does.
I find most guys I have dated do not really care about stuff like that. So for a guy to say it to me would mean a lot. And I mean like it would mean the world to me! It would seem like he is declaring something to me. It would definitely make me feel special and more close to him.
However, I think depending on the person, love can also be communicated in different ways. Some people are more expressive with words, and they will tell you. While others will be more action-oriented. They will do things that show they love you and care about you (ie. buying presents, holding open doors, doing things for the other person, talking to the other person, etc...).
You have to watch how that person expresses love to really understand if they do love you or not.1
Most Helpful Guy
THAT DOES NOT MATTER who says it first
As long as it's sincere
How long should it take? As long as it takes to make you feel comfortable around the other that you think 'yes, she might be it'0