Ted Huston, a leading researcher on transitions in relationships, marriage and parenthood, followed couples for 13 years starting in 1979.He states in his study that happily married couples dated for approximately 25 months before getting married. Couples who were unhappily married soon after they said “I do” and quickly divorced more often married at or after three years.She should have broken up with him years ago if she wanted someone to marry. OH and to your question #2---NO WAY should YOU talk to him!!!I think Julie hit the nail on the head: the status of the couple's relationship is their business, and they'll need to work it out.While some women make their plans plain and clear, a lot of us wait (and wait…and wait…) and hope that the men in our lives will realize how special we are and step up sooner rather than later. Sometimes you end up in a relationship with a man for six years and don’t get the proposal you’ve been waiting on.In one woman’s case, who shared her story on a popular wedding website, her spouse said he saw her as someone he wanted to spend the rest of his life with early on in their relationship.
Even when he knows for sure he will never marry you, he will keep dating you until he finds the "right one." This may seem cruel to you, however, men in general look at dating very differently than women.
Her dissatisfaction grew so much that it literally caused her to start looking at her spouse much differently and “emotionally let it destroy me.” She initially hinted about a proposal, then they had to sit down and really talk about it.
He made it seem like a proposal was coming soon.“Well… “I started thinking of him differently, and sometimes would feel angry when he was around. I still enjoyed his company, and we had fun together. But she was so scarred by the waiting game she had been put through that, you guessed it, she told him she couldn’t marry him. It’s almost like a friend saying and saying and saying they’re going to do something, and when they finally act like they can make the time and care enough to follow through, you don’t even want to be bothered anymore.
These 7 signs help you clarify if he thinks your relationship is for keeps or just fun for right now. He only makes plans for the immediate or short term.
He is always ready to make a date for tonight or this weekend but rarely makes plans for the distant future.