What did they just mutter? No, it can’t be the “L” word you think. It is too early in the relationship to even think of such a subject. You haven’t even met the family, or the dog for that type of commitment. Not that you are not fabulous, but, we need to use caution when dating someone who gushes over you when you don’t really know them, and they don’t know you! They could be trying to get you into bed by exhibiting traits of this shallow love, be on the rebound, or just using you. There is no guarantee that the person will stick around when the fun phase is over, either. If you don’t reciprocate, we don’t blame you—the three words uttered that soon would shock anyone. Saying "I love you” early on is a sign that the person you are dating is not going to work out, and it is a red flag. Proceed with caution as you mull over the 4 signs that your partner said “I love you” too soon.