22 or 23. I had wanted to say it for a while at that point, but he was always saying how he couldn't understand people who throw the term around loosely because he thought (like me) that it should be something you truly mean
, and I didn't want to scare him off, (we had been together anywhere from 9 months to over a year at the time). One night he (finally!) came out and said it in the middle of some crazy sex, and I almost lost it!
I guess it was worth it, though, seeing as I married the guy.