Ideally, she’d ask before a decade of her life passes by, but at some point the question needs to be asked.
Where women tend to make their mistake is by not making it clear at some point during the relationship what it is they want and what it is they’re looking for.
We’re really in love and have a good time together. and I don’t know what he’s thinking or what the reason is but for some reason, he refuses to get married. It’s along the lines of this: “I like what we have right now, I don’t get why people need to put that specific title on things.
I don’t need to be married to you to be in love.” And even worse, he gets moody and kind of upset when I do bring it up.
Ted Huston, a leading researcher on transitions in relationships, marriage and parenthood, followed couples for 13 years starting in 1979.
If you feel you've been waiting a lifetime for your partner to get down on one knee, relationship expert Manj Weerasekera, who specialises in helping divorced men find love again, explains the main reasons why your partner shows no sign of popping that all important question.
'What is marriage going to give you that an otherwise committed, long-term relationship won’t?
Can you handle that pain, day after day, for years? The women eventually gave their men a choice: marry me or lose me. They cut their guys off, cold turkey, no making up, getting back together, trying again.
If it doesn’t happen by your one year anniversary, I’d say it’s time to “go on now go, walk out the door”. I can’t see a good reason to be engaged for more than a few months or for as long as it takes to plan your perfect wedding. And by the way, the same applies to guys dating girls that won’t commit.