Americans more easily say “I love you” ….
Americans from West and South European origin are more generous in saying “I love you” than other people ( Wilkins R. and Gareis E. , International Journal of Intercultural Relations > in De Standaard, 23 feb. 2006)
68 % of them regularly says “I love you” compared to 42 % of the other people.
(The random sample survey however only counted 77 test subjects)
Picture : a winter rose and the tower of the Our Sweet Lady Cloister chapel (Melsele) on the background.