You’ve been dating for a while now, and things couldn’t be better. He checks off the majority of the boxes on your “Perfect Match” list: he loves you, is responsible, takes good care of you, and is a nice guy in general.
But why hasn’t he popped the question yet? “What could be preventing him from progressing?” you wonder. Aside from the obvious question of whether a man is interested in committing to you, there are some telltale signs that he is about to pop the famous four-letter question.
Knowing that people and their relationships are not completely subject to being black and white like the points raised in articles like this, it is important that as you read through our list, you check them side-by-side with the experiences in your relationship and the man you’re dating.
If his discussions with you surpass shallow matters and actually cover important topics such as your goals, dreams, starting a family with you, a future with both of you in it together, having kids, etc then this guy could mean serious business.
Additionally, if his discussions include plans bothering around “we”, meaning the both of you, and not just “I” revolving around him, then this could mean he is hinting at a future of which you are part of.
It’s important to note that this point on its own doesn’t conclusively mean this guy wants to marry you. However, it definitely hints that he is thinking of building a more serious relationship with you. And essentially, it will be up to you to figure out what exactly his intentions are.
- Your Relationship Is Public Knowledge
Do not confuse this to mean that your relationship is plastered on billboards or social media. Your relationship being public knowledge means that you two have a relationship where the key people in your life such as; friends, parents, family, colleagues [optionally], and people of interest, know about your relationship. When a man is comfortable with having your relationship in the open, it means he might be heading towards the marriage road with you.
Again, this point on its own is inconclusive to the fact that he may actually “wife” you. We’ve all heard of cases where certain Yoruba Demons [a.k.a heartbreakers] make their relationship with a girl public without the intention of marrying her. Yes guys, deep sigh.
- He’s Dating You Exclusively
If your man is dating you exclusively, then he must mean business. Then again, this could mean otherwise. However, it is a pro and indication that a man’s ready to settle down.
Only a serious guy would have his attention fully focused romantically on you.
- He Mentions Wanting To Marry You
Contrary to what some may think, a marriage proposal doesn’t just pop out of thin air.
Most men who are ready to settle down would have had discussions with their significant orders relating to marriage before actually proposing. Remember that marriage is designed to be a life-long commitment and no one would want to go into it if they weren’t sure about the person they’d be spending the rest of their life with.
- Your Opinion Matters To Him
Does he take your opinion seriously? If he does, he’s probably ready to settle down with you. But as usual, don’t get it twisted as this is not conclusive.
Men are naturally engineered to be full of ego and it would take a man who deeply respects you and sees you in his life long term to take your opinions seriously.
At the end of the day, do not take marriage advice from us as we are not marriage counsellors. However, we do know a thing or two about relationships.