I'm sorry you got rejected OP but a word of advice. Opening with "I Love You" is way too intense for the beginning of a relationship. That's a 6 months down the line thing at minimum after already dating them. Ideally one should wait until the honeymoon phase (a year or so) of a relationship is over before saying they love someone. Otherwise it's often an invitation for heartbreak because either side can't really know they the love the other yet. That rush of endorphins from being around a crush in the beginning isn't love, it's lust. Nothing wrong with lust but confusing them gets people hurt. Love grows overtime, it's something that is felt not said and pervades in the best of times and the worst. Love grows stronger overtime, lust fades and withers. If both parties are self aware it can sometimes be okay to say it earlier, after a few months. But both parties should be self-aware that it may not truly be love and may change if they choose to engage with the expression that early on.