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Tonight, in The Bachelorette Season 8, Episode 9, Sean Lowe will finally say those three little words to Emily Maynard: "Um, so ... um..."

Magical! Every girl’s dream! Yeah, maybe not. Chances are Sean will spit out more than that on The Bachelorette Season 8 overnight dates, but People has a little preview with the genetic gift having trouble catching up to Em's other two boyfriends when it comes to expressing his feelings.

"Sean does a million things a day to tell me that he's the one for me," Emily says in a preview of the episode. "But I need to know more. I can't go through this and fall in love and then have it not work again."

Sean adds, "The love that I'm experiencing with Emily is quite different than the love that I've had in the past. So desperately I just want to open up and tell her how I really feel which is 'I love you.' It's hard to say those words and it's always been hard."

Emily says Sean is an "affectionate guy" but there's something going on in his mind that he won't let himself go there. In People’s preview video, he seems to be working up to a big statement, but he can’t quite get there.

Sometimes it's a good sign when a guy holds off on sharing his "I love yous" on The Bachelorette. That way it feels like they have shared a real "journey" together instead of, say, Arie Luyendyk, Jr. blurting out that he loved Emily back in Prague, right after they talked about how he dated the producer. That love declaration seemed to catch Emily off guard. So maybe now is the perfect time for Sean to say something. (Just not "um" or "so...") Or will it be too little too late?

Source: People