Here's how to tell if marriage is on his mind.
Finding a guy who can string together a second date is hard enough. But, for many, finding a marriage-minded man seems impossible.
1. He's smitten.
He can't just like you; he has to be downright smitten. Men who are smitten will go to extraordinary lengths to be with you.
You may be surprised at how enthusiastic he is. You might even think he's over the top. However make no mistake, he is crazy about you.
2. He's about 10 years older.
I know what you're thinking, but hear me out. This isn't a hard and fast rule. However, I've seen it work time and time again. Men your own age tend to be competitive with you. They're also often looking for someone to play with, not someone to build with.
Older men tend to be more focused on what they can give to you. They value you as a woman. They want to build with you because they know it makes life better.
3. He has a plan.
A man with a plan is able to create a future. He knows he wants you and he does what it takes to make it happen. He will tell you what he thinks and asks you how you feel about it.
Please note: A man has to have a plan for himself before he can have a plan for you. Once he does, he's ready to share life with you.
The three clues are: he has to be smitten. This is non-negotiable. The more smitten the better. Ten years older is a good rule of thumb. However, it's not a hard and fast rule. Try it, you might like it. And, he has to have a plan for himself that includes you. A man with a plan is a man you can build with.
James Allen Hanrahan is a highly sought after dating and relationship coach for STRONG women based in Los Angeles. Get his FREE Chemistry to Commitment formula for lasting love. If you're a smart woman struggling to achieve relationship success, check out the treasure trove of information in Dating Advice for Alpha Women.
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