However, there is no magic number to feel like you want to spend the rest of your life with someone. If you aren’t feeling it by year two, she probably isn’t it for you. Just because you have dated for two years does not mean you have to come up with a ring. This is the completely wrong reason! If she doesn’t do it for you - do her a favor and break up with her. No one wants to be a consolation prize.
That being said, if she is the love of your life and it’s going on five years and she wants to get married but you aren’t feeling the ring, you need to ask yourself why. Do you not want to be married? That’s cool, if she’s cool with it. But if she isn’t, and you still feel she is the one, there are definitely bigger issues at hand. Seek some professional help to sort it out.
I’m not against engagement or marriage or this whole ring thing. I am against doing it for the wrong reasons. If you feel forced or pressured, you may end up with divorce papers and that ring will be at the pawn shop. Do both of yourselves a favor and propose ONLY if she is the love of your life!
Did you get engaged at the holidays? Would you advise it to someone else?
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