Marriage is a serious commitment that should last a lifetime, which is why many couples delay marriage until they are absolutely sure that they have met their life partner. But if you have been with your boyfriend for some time and you wish to make a long-term commitment, marriage is the next logical step. However, not all men are quick to propose. Should you propose if your boyfriend fails to pop the question?
How Does Your Boyfriend Feel About Marriage?
Before you decide whether proposing would be the best decision or not, ask yourself how your boyfriend feels about marriage. Has he ever made his thoughts known on the matter? Does he plan to marry someday? If so, has he ever hinted that he plans to marry you? It is important to be on the same page as your boyfriend so that you do not end up with a refusal when you propose marriage.
Will Your Boyfriend Be Offended If You Propose?
While many men would be deeply touched to receive a marriage proposal from their girlfriend, others would be deeply offended. If your boyfriend is the traditional, get-down-on-one-knee kind of man, you may hurt his pride by taking the initiative and proposing marriage to him.
Why Have You Not Received a Marriage Proposal?
When you are in love, it is easy to overlook flaws in your partner and to only look at their best features. But if you are seriously considering marriage and your boyfriend has not proposed to you, you should ask yourself why. Does he feel as deeply about you, as you do for him? Does he really see a future with you? It can be hard for some women to look beyond their own feelings and admit to themselves that their boyfriends do not actually have any long-term plans in mind.
Proposing marriage is a serious undertaking. Before you even contemplate popping the question to your boyfriend, find out how your boyfriend feels about marriage. It is important to be on the same page so that you do not receive a refusal. Then ask yourself how your boyfriend will feel if you propose. Will he be offended? Finally, look at your relationship and ask yourself why you have not received a marriage proposal. Is it because your boyfriend is not ready to settle down? Or does he see his future elsewhere, rather than with you? These thought-provoking questions can help you to decide whether proposing marriage is the right step.