He said he "Loves me"?

I've been dating a guy for almost a month (next Friday) and today he said he loved me. I've had some things happen in the past and I'm a firm believer that the word 'love' is thrown around like it's going out of style. I don't know how to tell him how I feel about this without feeling really awkward and like a bitch. I'd love it if y'all could help me!❤