History Main / TheILoveYouStigma

24th Sep '16 5:15:32 PM nombretomado
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* {{Parodied}} on ''DanVs,'' when [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Dan]] is pulling an OfCorpseHesAlive with [[ExtremeDoormat Chris]] (who's not dead, just extremely close) to make him "agree" to going along with his revenge plot. At one point he fakes Chris saying "I love you," then acts uncomfortable before hastily changing the subject. Note that this part happened when nobody else was even around to trick.

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* {{Parodied}} on ''DanVs,'' ''WesternAnimation/DanVs,'' when [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Dan]] is pulling an OfCorpseHesAlive with [[ExtremeDoormat Chris]] (who's not dead, just extremely close) to make him "agree" to going along with his revenge plot. At one point he fakes Chris saying "I love you," then acts uncomfortable before hastily changing the subject. Note that this part happened when nobody else was even around to trick.
20th Sep '16 9:38:39 PM skidoo23
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* Despite romancing many women in the movie series, JamesBond usually never utters the phrase (though the women utter it regularly). The only exception to date: he says "I love you" when he proposes marriage to Tracy in ''Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService''. [[spoiler: It does not end well.]]
6th Sep '16 9:35:30 PM DVB
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6th Sep '16 9:33:07 PM DVB
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* The above example is from ''ComicBook/ScottPilgrim''. Scott has been going out with Knives (she 17 and him 23) The stigma comes from the fact that Scott is still recovering from the brutal breakup with Natalie V. "Envy" Adams a year prior and one of the reasons he entered a relationship with Knives is out of desire for something simple. While the relationship ultimately fails because of Scott going with Ramona, the implications remain that even if Ramona didn't enter the picture, Knives' LoveConfession would've caused major problems for the relationship.
27th Aug '16 1:28:23 PM ArtoriusRex
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*** Notably, this is not necessarily an expression of ''romantic'' love, and does not necessarily refer solely to Amy Pond.
23rd Jul '16 8:16:53 AM ironballs16
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Compare the LoveConfession, LoveYouAndEverybody, CommitmentIssues, CannotSpitItOut, and TheFourLoves.

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Compare the LoveConfession, LoveYouAndEverybody, CommitmentIssues, CannotSpitItOut, and TheFourLoves. The recipient (or the one who'd said it, but wishes to cover up) might use IUhYouToo in response.
4th Jul '16 1:40:56 PM skidoo23
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* In ''Series/DoctorWho'', the Doctor famously never says this to any of his companions, not even the one he married (River Song) or to those who he has unambiguously fallen in love with (such as Rose Tyler and Clara Oswald). In the case of Rose, he attempts to avoid saying it (instead waffling with "Does it need saying?") and is ultimately cut off before he can utter it. In the case of Clara, she prevents him from saying anything approaching it just before [[spoiler: her death]], claiming it would be bad timing if he did so at that moment, and throughout their relationship Doctor uses alternate wording such as "I had a duty of care" and "Do you think that I care for you so little that betraying me would make a difference" (the latter confirmed by WordOfGod as a euphemism for "I love you"; note in the introduction to this listing that "care for" is a frequently used alternative to "I love you"). Notably, Clara, Rose and River (and the TARDIS; [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E4TheDoctorsWife it's a long story]]) happen to be the only companions to directly say "I love you" to the Doctor. A side effect of this is that within ''Doctor Who'' fandom there is division between those who embrace the aspect of the Doctor having romantic feelings for his companions and those who say no such feelings exist and that the Doctor is simply expressing friendship, despite WordOfGod and even on-screen actions such as marriage and punching a diamond wall for ''4.5 billion years'' suggesting otherwise.

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* In ''Series/DoctorWho'', the Doctor famously never says this (with serious intent; see below) to any of his companions, not even the one he married (River Song) or to those who he has unambiguously fallen in love with (such as Rose Tyler and Clara Oswald). In the case of Rose, he attempts to avoid saying it (instead waffling with "Does it need saying?") and is ultimately cut off before he can utter it. In the case of Clara, she prevents him from saying anything approaching it just before [[spoiler: her death]], claiming it would be bad timing if he did so at that moment, and throughout their relationship Doctor uses alternate wording such as "I had a duty of care" and "Do you think that I care for you so little that betraying me would make a difference" (the latter confirmed by WordOfGod as a euphemism for "I love you"; note in the introduction to this listing that "care for" is a frequently used alternative to "I love you"). Notably, Clara, Rose and River (and the TARDIS; [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E4TheDoctorsWife it's a long story]]) happen to be the only companions to directly say "I love you" to the Doctor. A side effect of this is that within ''Doctor Who'' fandom there is division between those who embrace the aspect of the Doctor having romantic feelings for his companions and those who say no such feelings exist and that the Doctor is simply expressing friendship, despite WordOfGod and even on-screen actions such as marriage and punching a diamond wall for ''4.5 billion years'' suggesting otherwise.


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** One notable exception occurs in "Closing Time" when the Eleventh Doctor says "I love you" to his temporary companion Craig Owens; however this is played for laughs and is established as being a distraction rather than the Doctor expressing genuine feelings.
6th May '16 12:23:03 PM Lokoron
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* Austin from ''Literature/HollowPlaces'' refrains from using the word 'love', thinking himself too broken to ever truly feel an emotion worthy of being referred to as such.
27th Apr '16 8:06:12 AM skidoo23
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* In ''Series/DoctorWho'', the Doctor famously never says this to any of his companions, not even the one he married (River Song) or to those who he has unambiguously fallen in love with (such as Rose Tyler and Clara Oswald). In the case of Rose, he attempts to avoid saying it (instead waffling with "Does it need saying?") and is ultimately cut off before he can utter it. In the case of Clara, she prevents him from saying anything approaching it just before [[spoiler: her death]], claiming it would be bad timing if he did so at that moment, and throughout their relationship Doctor uses alternate wording such as "I had a duty of care" and "Do you think that I care for you so little that betraying me would make a difference" (the latter confirmed by WordOfGod as a euphemism for "I love you"; note in the introduction to this listing that "care for" is a frequently used alternative to "I love you"). Notably, Clara, Rose and River (and the TARDIS; it's a long story) happen to be the only companions to directly say "I love you" to the Doctor. A side effect of this is that within ''Doctor Who'' fandom there is division between those who embrace the aspect of the Doctor having romantic feelings for his companions and those who say no such feelings exist and that the Doctor is simply expressing friendship, despite WordOfGod and even on-screen actions such as marriage and punching a diamond wall for ''4.5 billion years'' suggesting otherwise.

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* In ''Series/DoctorWho'', the Doctor famously never says this to any of his companions, not even the one he married (River Song) or to those who he has unambiguously fallen in love with (such as Rose Tyler and Clara Oswald). In the case of Rose, he attempts to avoid saying it (instead waffling with "Does it need saying?") and is ultimately cut off before he can utter it. In the case of Clara, she prevents him from saying anything approaching it just before [[spoiler: her death]], claiming it would be bad timing if he did so at that moment, and throughout their relationship Doctor uses alternate wording such as "I had a duty of care" and "Do you think that I care for you so little that betraying me would make a difference" (the latter confirmed by WordOfGod as a euphemism for "I love you"; note in the introduction to this listing that "care for" is a frequently used alternative to "I love you"). Notably, Clara, Rose and River (and the TARDIS; [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E4TheDoctorsWife it's a long story) story]]) happen to be the only companions to directly say "I love you" to the Doctor. A side effect of this is that within ''Doctor Who'' fandom there is division between those who embrace the aspect of the Doctor having romantic feelings for his companions and those who say no such feelings exist and that the Doctor is simply expressing friendship, despite WordOfGod and even on-screen actions such as marriage and punching a diamond wall for ''4.5 billion years'' suggesting otherwise.
16th Apr '16 9:13:29 AM johnnye
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** Invoked in the season four finale. After a year of pining for Robin, Barney's about to [[LoveConfession confesses his feelings]] when she beats him to the punch. She deliberately does it to turn him off, and Marshall even deems the move "[[PersonAsVerb Mosbying]]".

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** Invoked in the season four finale. After a year of pining for Robin, Barney's about to [[LoveConfession confesses confess his feelings]] when she beats him to the punch. She deliberately does it to turn him off, and Marshall even deems the move "[[PersonAsVerb Mosbying]]".



* On ''Series/{{Frasier}}'', Martin and Sherri temporarily break up over this. Martin says the words, but feels guilty afterwards as he'd never said it to anyone since his wife died.

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* On ''Series/{{Frasier}}'', Martin and breaks up with Sherri temporarily break up over this. Martin says out of the words, but feels guilty afterwards as blue. While the boys [[ParentWithNewParamour are initially delighted]], they're surprised to learn that he'd never said told her he loved her for the first time only a few days earlier. When Frasier digs a little deeper, it turns out that Martin did actually feel that way, but he felt deeply guilty about saying it to anyone another woman for the first time since [[TheLostLenore the death of his wife died.wife]]. After working through that, they get back together.
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