I know it tends to vary with circumstances, but I'm interested in getting input as to how long it was before those of you who are in (or have been in) serious committed relationships told the other person "I love you."
For reference, I'm 26 and my girlfriend is 24. I'm not at the point where I'm feeling any pressure to utter those words, but I'm just sort of curious as to most people's progression towards that kind of thing. She and I have only been together about 3 months, so like I said, no rush. I just don't have a lot of context for this kind of thing, as the last (and only) girl I've said those three words to was my high school girlfriend who I ended up being with for about 4 1/2 years. Since then I've casually dated girls here and there, but nothing very serious until now.
I can tell she's got some pretty strong feelings for me. She's told me she "really, really likes" me, and the other night after she'd been drinking a little was telling me how she told her best friend she's "pretty crazy about" me.
Anyway, I know the easy answer is something like "you'll just know" or whatever, but I guess I'm looking for some reasonable input/experience as far as what a "normal" timeline is for this kind of thing.