do you love me

Why she/he asks “do you love me?” [what to do]

It is common knowledge that many people (especially women) usually pause to ask their partner “do you love me?”, especially when they are about to have sex (and especially when its the first time), and in a seemingly mindless way, this question is usually given a positive answer of “yes I love you” – which in most cases isn’t true; at least, not in the intended sense. Which then begs the question, why did they ask the question?