Thank you all so much for the great replies, I really appreciate it. This really isn't anyone my age I can talk to about these matters as they see no problem with the early L-words.
If your sort of boyfriend says he loves you this soon, be wary. Be very wary. There is usually a reason for this, and it usually involves getting nekkid.
made me laugh, because it's so true.
If you want, I'll keep you posted on what happens.
Please do, if you don't mind. ^_^
My own little anecdote: when my boyfriend first told me he loved me, I was so caught off guard I couldn't even say anything (my face was probably something like "O.O" XD), as I had barely even gotten my head wrapped around the whole "relationship
" thing (this is my first one). He kissed me and told me not to worry about saying it back as some sort of obligation, that when I was ready to say it, I'd mean it and it would be special to him. He even had to say it for me the first time I said it because even when I did want to say it, I still couldn't get the words out. XD;
So yep, nothing wrong with not saying it back right away, though previous posters said it better than I could.