Getting the man you want to propose -- and then turning that proposal into an actual wedding date -- can be a tougher deal to close than a media merger.
Of course, if you've been following The Rules (the set of dating guidelines outlined in our book, The Rules: Time Tested Secrets for Capturing the Heart of Mr.
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so the first 4 years everything was great I dont remember ever arguing.
then at 4 yrs he gave me a promise ring that i basically hinted at and said his promise was to propose with a diamond within a year or two.
within the past two yrs we started arguing a lot more mostly about nonsense then being fine making up in a day then something else.
This is the question women ask most often whose "marriage talks" with their boyfriends aren't resulting in a proposal.
Men feel there is nothing wrong with continuing to date since both of you are "having a good time." Many women are unaware of this dating element with men and end up staying too long in a relationship that is going nowhere.He may say that you need to wait for the perfect time, have the perfect amount of money saved, or be at the perfect stage in your careers before the two of you can take your relationship to the next level.This "perfect" excuse is very convenient, because there's no such thing as perfection in life.If he suggests living together first to see if you get along, tell him you're old-fashioned and want to wait until you're engaged or married.Rules of Engagement If he hasn't asked you to marry him within a year -- or two at the most -- you might have to shake things up a little bit. If he says he has no plans to marry you, say okay and then never see him again. He's not scared of commitment -- he doesn't want to marry you.