I love you syndrome
PSYCHOLOGY, VOX POPULI
A popular term for the panic, fear and vexation evoked in Party A when Party B unexpectedly drops the three-word bomb* in the early courtship pas de deux.
*I love you. Obviously, this is not a real syndrome…or is it?
A netizen who goes by the handle Jaez touched the major issues of the “syndrome” on 18 June 2001 (see reference).
Synonyms The I love you syndrome, the Uh oh! syndrome