When a man is getting ready to propose marriage, he will want to make sure it’s a surprise.
However, often his behavior is a dead giveaway he’s up to something. Read these 7 signs that a guy is getting ready to make a marriage proposal:
1. Strange and unusual behavior
When a man behaves in an unusual way it is typically an indicator that he is up to something or that he is preparing a big surprise for you. And if you have been dating for a while and all of a sudden you notice that your man is acting strange and in an unusual way, it can be a sign he is getting ready to propose to you.
2. He starts saving money
If your partner has become more frugal than before, it is obvious that he is saving money for a specific purpose. If you do not know for sure about the purpose of such savings, perhaps he’ll surprise you with a marriage proposal.
3. His parents give you weird looks but don’t say anything
If you notice that his parents started giving you occasional cryptic glances, they probably already know that a marriage proposal is coming your way.
4. You can’t seem to find your favorite ring
If you noticed that one of your favorite rings is missing from the jewelry box, do not rush to call the Police, wait a little while. If you are convinced that no burglars have broken in, but you can’t find your ring, this is most likely because your boyfriend took your ring to get the sizing for the engagement ring.
5. Your boyfriend is suddenly taking interest in your family and friends
If your boyfriend has started to show increased interest in the people in your immediate circle of friends and your close family members, this can mean he asked them for advice. He may also be trying to get to know them as he feels they will be in his life for a long time.
6. He plans a romantic dinner (or a trip)
If he suddenly plans a romantic dinner at a romantic or meaningful for both of you location, and at the same time looks nervous, it is another indicator he is likely to propose.
7. He meets you for dinner dressed unusually formal
If your guy usually meets you in sneakers and worn jeans, and suddenly appears at your door in a suit, chances are, he is going to give you a ring!
These are some signs that your boyfriend is going to propose. There are more, of course, but these will give you a great start. But what if your boyfriend isn’t ready to propose? What if you have been waiting for a proposal that hasn’t come? Perhaps he can’t find the courage to make a marriage proposal. But don’t worry, because there is a way to gently encourage your boyfriend to propose to you – Read This Page >>>
You don’t develop strength and courage in your relationship by being happy every day. Rather, it is the tough times that bring out the best out the relation between two people. There are certain aspects of a relationship that must not be avoided at any cost in order to commit to a relationship for the long haul. These habits are highlighted below:
1. Don’t criticize, be welcoming – It is often noticed that two people who have stuck together for too long begin to criticize each other’s every move. This could take a toll on your partner leading to both of you becoming frustrated of one another too early into the relation. Instead, welcoming new ideas and creativity is one aspect that would aid your relation grow emotionally. Being positive about every new idea or opinion is a healthy habit. Embrace it.
2. Don’t be too possessive – You have committed to being with your partner and so has he/she. That’s really all you need to know to keep your relationship going. There is absolutely no need to become too clingy because all that does is suffocate your partner. Both of you need your personal space. Try not to invade it.
3. Expect the least, infact expect nothing at all- When it comes down to expectations, lower them to the lower most level one could ever think of because the greater your expectation, the greater will be your heartache. If your partner really loves you back, eventually he/she will start surprising you out of the blue with little gestures of love and affection. And, when these gestures come about unexpectedly, they will be the most rewarding.
4. Having healthy conversations – Taking time out to converse with each other is one very significant aspect that helps builds on strong relationships. It aids in developing a good understanding of your partner and also caters to a progressive relationship.
5. Respect. Appreciation. Compromise – These three are the pillars to every successful relationship. If you know you’re in it for the long haul then all you need is to respect your partner in every decision, social and family gathering etc. Appreciation is another cornerstone of every relation. The more a partner feels appreciated, the better the prospects of your relationship to flourish. Compromise builds the foundations of every relationship present. It helps develop understanding as well as aids in cooperation with your partner.
Follow these simple ground rules to ensure a lasting healthy relationship!
In our everyday life, there is a very important sphere that cannot be logically explained, programmed or analyzed. It’s of course the human relationship, friendship and love. It’s probably one of the few sides where only the notorious and unpredictable human factor is actual. How we meet this or that person, in friendship or falling in love is often connected with our intuition. For those people which it is well developed, it’s rather usually the first impression, and it lasts no more than a few seconds. We are able to know whether a person is approachable to us or not. We can then decide for ourselves whether they are worth knowing. Of course the first and such a short-term impression can with time and change, but you shouldn’t be afraid of it as it urges us on to work with our inner world and awaken endless possibilities in our soul.
If friendship is more or less clear, then, relationships are very much difficult and boundless. As there are various periods and stages. It would be quite good to understand it as it will help not to break further the boat of a happy relationship on the sharp rocks of life.
Initially, when falling in love at the first stage, all of us see as if we are wearing pink goggles. We don’t notice shortcomings of our partner, they do irritate us but we only admire everything that they do. The reason of this feeling of euphoria is present in our brain. Our brain stimulates emission of a number of hormones of happiness in this stage of passion and love such as: vasopressin and oxytocin. Also these hormones quash the feeling of anxiety and fear. We stop thinking about tomorrow and safely go to a whirlpool with our head into the relationship.
This stage of the relationship, strangely enough, is very necessary and important to us. Initially, many will decide not to build a strong and serious relationship in advance because they fear getting hurt in the future.
But it is necessary to get tangled at this early stage when we don’t feel yet and we don’t realize any problems, conflicts, we don’t want any changes or elect not to speak about anything frankly. The most important thing is to learn about our needs, fears and desires. To be frank and to allow our partner to express themselves freely and to accept them as they are. After all, we are all different and unique beings. This frankness will become the strong base in the relationship and future life together. The ability to trust each other is a great art and the creation of relationships is an everyday laborious work with the road to long-term family happiness.
Ideal people and ideal relationships will simply be boring and thus will end very quickly. We have the ability to understand, accept our partner and compromise, but it’s not for all.
For a harmonious and happy relationship, the main desire is to go forward together and to look in one direction, and then all barriers will never become a hindrance. This will create an incentive and will cause a passion to live.
Do you know when a man you are with has a genuine interest in you and when he is just using you for sex?
If you don’t know how to tell when a man is using you as a booty call, pay attention here because I am about to reveal tell-tale signs a man is using you for sex.
Sign No.1 – You always meet at your home. You never go to his area and he wants to keep it that way. He never invites you over and if he does, you go straight to his house without making a public appearance with him in his neighborhood. He does that because he doesn’t want to be seen with you, which is a sure sign he doesn’t want to acknowledge your relationship as anything more than a booty call.
And this brings you to Sign No.2 – he never takes you anywhere in public.
A client of mine complained that her man refused to take her anywhere constantly making excuses why he couldn’t do it – he didn’t want to be seen with her because of his ex-wife whom he still shared custody of their two kids with, he was a homebody who didn’t really get out much, and the list of his excuses goes on. She insisted that he took her somewhere, perhaps for a bike ride, so he finally gave in and they went on a bike ride, but he only did it under pressure of her ultimatum knowing that if he hadn’t taken her, the continuous and uninterrupted stream of sex he was getting would have stopped.
My point is, if a man doesn’t volunteer to take you somewhere that means he doesn’t want to be seen with you thus keeping your relationship a secret.
You may wonder why he stopped taking you places. Perhaps in the beginning of your affair he took you out and spent money on you, but once you became sexually intimate all that stopped. This is because in the beginning of your dating relationship he had to court you, so that you would consider sleeping with him, but once that started happening, he no longer needed to continue spending money and effort on you.
Sign No.3 – he never makes plans with you in advance.
If you ever wonder why he always seems to text you or call you on a minute notice, this is a sure sign of a booty call. This is because when he contacts you, he is looking for an instant gratification. He is horny and he wants to get some now. Perhaps he went out drinking hoping to meet someone to take home, but that didn’t happen, so now it’s 2 AM and the bar is closing, and he is drunk and horny and wants to come over for sex.
A subscriber to my newsletter writes:
“So he called me last night at 2am. He had been out with friends, some were still in the club and he was like come out and come dancing. The reason I took the call was it startled me and no one usually rings at 2am so I just picked it up without thinking. Anyway, we spoke for about 20 minutes. So we chatted a little and I was like I am not coming to meet you tonight, he said he would be in touch…. Regards, Nicole”
My response: ~ Nicole, kudos on not going over. He should know better than to call you and ask you to come over to his place at two in the morning!
If a man doesn’t make plans with you in advance, and only calls you when he is drunk and horny, and out of other options, this is a sure sign that he is just using you for sex.
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It’s a well know phenomenon – women tend to want to get married and make it official more often than not while men tend to drag their feet.
Here is a message I received from one of my readers in which she is asking this common question:
“My boyfriend and I started dating when we were 16 years old we dated on and off for several years but we were too young to make a commitment. We both married other people and raised families. We reunited over 3 years ago when we were both separated from our spouses, he had been separated from his wife for over 8 years, I had only been separated for about 6 months but was in the process of divorce. His divorce was finalized this February. We have lived together for over 2 years now and have a great relationship, we love each other very much and have a great time together, we are best friends. I am ready to get married, I want that commitment from him to build a strong and loving life together. We have talked about marriage, he has asked me what date I want to get married, and even talked to my son about us getting married. However he says he is not ready yet that he just got divorced and if it gets brought up even by someone else he get angry and starts yelling about how he is not ready yet. I am very confused at this point about his reactions, one minute he is talking like he’s going to propose and the next he’s yelling at me that he’s tired of it being brought up. I am heartbroken because I don’t know if he really wants to get married, he says he does someday but I don’t understand why he acts like this about it. I’m not sure if I should move out and get on with my life, and I don’t know if I could live without him, or just hang on to the hope that he will come around soon.”
Imagine this. You have a picture perfect relationship. You and your boyfriend are inseparable. You have a lot in common. You do things together. You enjoy each other’s company more so than you enjoy the company of anyone else or being by yourself. You can do things alone but you’d rather have your someone special with you to share those great life experiences with. You support each other’s goals and aspirations. Your sexual chemistry is off the charts. Most importantly, he is completely and utterly dedicated to you, just like you are to him. And, his desire to spend the rest of your life with you is unquestionable. He talks about it all the time and brings up the future in conversation here and there, which tells you that clearly and without a doubt he sees you in his life for the rest of his days.
But when you touch on the topic of marriage, he tells you it’s not time yet, or that a few years need to go by before he decides to make it official. And you just know that for some reason he is just putting off this conversation until another time, or avoiding it altogether.
Why does he seem so reluctant to marry you? What does marriage mean to him, and why does the marriage talk seem to make him run for the hills?
I’ve talked to many single men who are presently dating or are in monogamous relationships. The group of men I surveyed included mostly residents of the state of California. The age group was between the ages of 25 y.o. and 50 y.o.
I asked them what they thought about marriage, and whether they considered marriage in their future.
The answers varied depending on the age and the seriousness of the current relationship.
Dan, 26 y.o., auto mechanic, casually dating, says “I’d like to get married one day, but at this time I am just not ready. I am working on my career right now, and I’d like to go back to school again to further my education. Marriage requires money, and I am not in a position right now to start a family. It will be a few years before I seriously start looking for my future wife.”
Scott, 41 y.o., business executive, dating someone, says “I am looking forward to starting a family. I think my current girlfriend has a strong wife potential. She loves children, we get along great, and we’ve been together for almost two years now. The thing I don’t necessarily like about her is her religious upbringing and religious believes I don’t share. I don’t know if I feel comfortable raising children with such strong religious influence, but I don’t think that this alone should be a deal breaker. I am thinking that I will go ahead and take the plunge. Perhaps, after our two year anniversary is when she’ll be really expecting a proposal and I won’t be able to drag it out much longer. I love her, and I truly think there isn’t anyone better for me out there!”
Mike, 48 y.o., an accountant, dating, says “I’ve been married before, and I know that people can change, grow apart, and not have much in common anymore after years of being together. I hope that my next serious relationship will last for the rest of my life. I want someone to grow old with. I am looking for someone who shares the same views on life, and who wants the same things in their future as I do. I don’t know if marriage is necessarily the solution, I just want to have someone in my life to share it all with, but don’t mind getting married if I find the right woman. “
Many other men’s answers were along the same lines. The bottom line is, when a man finds the right woman, he will have no qualms about settling down. Marriage is a selfish decision after all. It’s a way to make one’s life better and more fulfilling. Why wouldn’t someone want to make their life better and more fulfilling? We all want more happiness in our life. And when a man knows that you are the one who can help him achieve his life goals, when you share an incredible chemistry, and have the same views on the future, he’ll rush up to the altar.
The reason men are hesitant to marry is because they are not sure. It’s the uncertainty that everyone is afraid of. He wants to know that it’s going to work. He wants to know that you are absolutely the best one for him out there, and that he isn’t going to miss out on anything, and that if he doesn’t run to the clerk recorder’s office to make it official, someone else will.
If you are with a man who says he loves you and yet still hasn’t popped the question, you may be wondering whether he really does love you as he says. All kinds of doubt can crawl into your mind, and you may start feeling very insecure in your relationship. Does he really love me? you ask yourself. How can I tell if he really loves me? And wouldn’t he want to spend the rest of his life with me if he really did love me and thought I am the one he wants to be with?
The reality is that love and marriage commitment are two different things. A man can love a woman very much and yet not see the future with her. And if a man doesn’t see his future with a specific woman by his side, he will never marry her unless the picture of his future changes, the woman changes, their relationship changes, or some other changes take place that make your man see his future differently or see you in his future, whereas he didn’t feel that way before.
If you want your man to commit to you, you need to convey to him by your actions that the future with you will be exactly what he wants for himself in his future, but even better. In short, men opinions do matter.
As women, we often paint a picture of our future the way we see it, and often without consideration of what the man wants in his future. We see him, of course, as a part of our lives, a part of our future. And we are convinced that this is what he wants also; we wouldn’t wish him unhappiness, of course. We assume that we both want the same thing in the future, when in reality, if that was the truth, then why would any man in his right mind refuse to accept this gift?
If you want a man to commit to you, talk to him about your future together, and make sure you are both on the same page. Some men are reluctant to talk about the future, and some are afraid to tell you with complete honesty what it is they really want in the future. At times, this topic is difficult to discuss, and some men may try to avoid it altogether. Learn how to communicate with your man in an open and honest way so that he will open up to you about his future – Read This Page >>>
When you saw the title of this article, you probably said to yourself, duh, of course, I know that my man needs to trust me; and I don’t see a reason for him to not trust me; I have given him no reason to not trust me.
But wait, TRUST that I am talking about here is not trust that you have when you know someone is not going to cheat on you or steal from you. I am talking about trust in knowing that your man can open up to you and show you his ugliest side and knowing that you will not turn your back on him.
This kind of trust is hard to earn, and it comes with time. This is why you and your man need to spend a lot of time together, share thoughts, conversations and activities, and see each other in situations ranging from extreme, uncomfortable, difficult, stressful and challenging, as well as situations that are tempting.
Here is an example;
Once upon a time I went on a road trip with a good friend (platonic friend) whom I had known for a couple of years. I thought I knew him very well.
As we drove on the freeway in my car, suddenly steam started to come from under the hood. We got off the freeway barely making it and ended up stranded in the middle of nowhere in the dark. It wasn’t very late in the evening, but it was already dark. There wasn’t a gas station around, and nowhere to look for help.
We opened the hood and determined that the steam was coming from the radiator. The engine was overheating as there wasn’t any water left in the radiator.
It was December and it was very cold. We were stranded in the middle of nowhere.
Luckily I had a whole case of bottled water in the trunk. It came in handy. We started opening bottles of water and pouring it into the radiator. I was anxious and apprehensive.
My friend seemed to be feeling the same.
Instead of reassuring me and giving me confidence in knowing that he was going to handle it (like we’d expect a man), he was just as nervous as I was and seemed to have lost it.
As the engine cooled off a bit he got behind the wheel and told me he was going to drive back on the freeway so that we could make it to the nearest gas station where we could get more water, re-group, and decide what to do from there.
It made me very nervous to get back on the freeway but we made it. The next exit had a gas station right by the freeway. We pulled up to the gas station at the time when the worker’s shift was ending. They closed the doors to count the money and told us that we could leave my car key at their shop for the morning staff to take a look at my car (there was a repair shop right on the property).
Finally we got a friend to come pick us up, and the car was checked and fixed the following day.
But after that experience with my friend I thought to myself that the whole time up until the incident happened I didn’t know what kind of a guy he really was. My experience with him under extreme circumstances showed me that he wasn’t the kind of guy I would ever want to be with on a romantic level even if I was interested in him romantically (which I was not).
So, when I talk about developing trust with your man I refer to the kind of trust in knowing that you will have his back and he will have yours.
As a woman you are not expected to be the stronger party. He should be the one.
Nevertheless, your man, likewise should have trust in knowing that no matter what you will have his back too. He needs to know that in a difficult and challenging situation you won’t run away and drop him like a hot potato to seek greener pastures.
He should be able to relax around you knowing that you have his best interest at heart.
So, how do you show him this other than by artificially manufacturing a stressful situation?
You can communicate with him in a special way. Don’t worry, you won’t have to tell him that he can trust you. Rather, you can implant the idea into his mind when you know how to communicate with men in a way that makes them feel bonded with you.
There is a way to make your man trust you, and make him feel unstoppable surges of love toward you.
At some point in our lives we are bound to experience a breakup. No one is exempt from breakups, except for maybe a handful of couples who get together very young, get married and stay together for the rest of their lives. The rest of us have and will experience a break up or a few. Breakups suck, especially when you are the one on the receiving end of a breakup. But even when you are the one breaking up with someone, there is always a sense of failure, and a sense of a loss of something that could have been and never was, or perhaps seemed to be something special at one time and turned out to be a lie.
Many people want to know though why someone would break up with them, especially when the person ending the relationship doesn’t give an explanation. They just stop calling, leaving you agonizing about what went wrong and what you could have done differently to prevent a break up. And more importantly, you just want to know what mistakes you made in the past so you could prevent a break up in the future.
In this article I want to talk about the most common reasons men break up with women (by the way, these are the same reasons women break up with men, they are universal but for the purpose of this article we will refer to men).
So, here it goes.
A man will break up with a woman when he gets disappointed in her ability to be the one he hoped she would be and to fulfill his desires he hoped she’d fulfill.
This reason is applicable to every stage of the relationship from the first date to casual dating to a serious relationship and marriage.
Let’s talk about some specifics starting with a first date.
Let’s say you meet on a dating site and go on a first date. You seem to enjoy your time together. But for some reason your guy never calls to follow up. You are probably confused, and think that you two had a great potential. Why isn’t he calling? The answer is simple; something that he determined on the first date tells him that you will not fulfill the desires he is looking to fulfill in dating (or a relationship). For instance, if he is looking to have children one day and you’ve told him that you desire no children in the future, and he is a serious man with serious intentions who is looking for a wife, he isn’t going to waste his time dating a woman who is not a wife material for him, no matter how much he enjoyed spending time with her.
Or perhaps you’ve told him during your first date that you plan on moving to another state in a few months, and he doesn’t want to start a relationship with someone when there is no future.
Or maybe (if this is a situation with online dating) he expected you to look different than what you look like in person.
Or perhaps he didn’t like the way you treated the waiter, or the way you moved, talked or laughed. I can continue this list indefinitely, but you get the idea.
So, let’s move on and talk about the reasons men dump women after dating them for some time.
Let’s say you past the first date stage. You go on a few dates and he stops calling. You think that up until that point everything was going well. What happened?
The same situation here; when you first men, he thought you had a potential to fulfill his certain desires. But after a few dates he realized that you two aren’t a good match.
Now, what about a man who leaves a woman after dating her for a long time?
Same thing here; after dating for a few months or even a few years he’s realized that you aren’t the one he wants to spend the rest of his life with.
This is because for some reason he did not see that you could meet the 3 Requirements men have for the women they marry.
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