Welcome to Forever 39, New Jersey 101.5's new podcast about living life as Gen Xers in New Jersey, hosted by Annette Petriccione, Megan Barsel and lots of our friends from the NJ 101.5 universe.

Is saying "I love you" after 144 days too early?

When did you first say “I love you” and who said it first? Special guest Joe Votruba, New Jersey 101.5  Deminski & Doyle producer, joins Annette and Megan as the trio surveys when relationship milestones actually happen in real relationships.

A Match.com survey done in 2016 found that the average couple takes 144 days to say those three little words. And a survey done by The Daily Mail in 2013 found that men are normally the ones to say the words first.

If you're currently in a relationship and struggling to figure out when it's the right time to declare your love, check out these tips from Psychology Today.

When do you think is the right time to say "I love you?" Is 144 days too long? Too short?

Megan and Annette (Louis Hochman/Townsquare Media)
Megan and Annette (Louis Hochman/Townsquare Media)

Celebrities we want to bring back from the grave!

Ugh, 2016 was the year of celebrity deaths. In reality, there were no more celebrity deaths in 2016 than any other year, but what about all celebrity losses?

We got to thinking … what did we miss out on? Who had so much more to offer? What would someone like Van Gogh or Albert Einstein be like if they were alive today? How many more laugh out loud moments and touching performances would we have seen from John Candy or Robin Williams?  We walk the nostalgic path of those that left us wanting more.

If you've got a celebrity you wish was still with us, let us know by emailing us at forever39@nj1015.com.

Facebook annoyances — We've all got them!

Facebook! Why do we go on, sometimes multiple times a day? It can be a frustrating experience with uber posters, people who claim to have the “best spouse in the world,” or date night selfie after selfie. Must be a real magical evening if selfies and Facebook posts are at the forefront, right?  Why do posters need to share this info and why do we keep going back for more?

Study after study has broken down what different posts say about personality types and even personality disorders!  But no study can feel our Facebook pain of users vs. abusers the way we do.

Join us for next week's podcast when we're joined by NJ 101.5 talk show host Dennis Malloy to explore when it's time for women to hang up their skinny jeans, doing things alone and what we wish today's men would still do that they just aren't!

Share your thoughts on all of them below, on Twitter, on Facebook or at forever39@nj1015.com.

— Annette and Megan, Forever 39

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