“There is no hurry!” I intentionally chose to begin with caution. Marriage is a lifetime commitment, not unless something happens and it turns otherwise.
Research shows men tend to take longer to think about getting married and starting up families. Have you been dating and wondering when the big question will pop? Well, worry no more. Some of your boyfriend’s behaviors are a sell out that he actually is ready or rather almost fit to be a family man. So, if he starts exhibiting some of these practices, probably it’s time you give in to him.
#1 Proposes that you guys move in together
Men are conscious of their space. A typical man has a schedule of activities at his house. Though not in writing, this is something they wouldn’t want anyone to interfere with. The routines could range from hobbies, time with friends and family or just random fun hangouts. Proposing and actually opening the doors of his home for you shows that he is willing to share his space with you and probably looking at the bigger picture, the idea of marriage. It also provides room for the two lovebirds to spend more quality time with one another and reduce your living costs.
#2 Wants you to meet his family
It doesn’t have to be a formal invitation to his parent’s house. If he welcomes you to family events, grab the opportunity, it could be his way of introducing you to the most important people in his life. Hey gal, you don’t just take anyone to family gatherings, because it’s expected the uncles and aunties will drop that big question, which of course must be answered.
If indeed a man invites you over for a family occasion, he definitely wants to present his future wife to her in-laws. So, dress well for the day to make a perfect and lasting impression. Assuming things work out right, he may also be asking to meet your parents soon. If this is happening, then your man is ready to start his own family with you.
#3 Talks to you about everything
Men tend to be discreet about their issues. If your suitor opens up about his finances, family affairs, his achievements, and future goals, he is passing the good news. This is full proof he is seeing a long-term commitment and a companion he can confide in for the longest time ever. The message is even louder if he consistently seeks your opinion before making any move in his endeavors. It’s obvious he is taking your relationship serious, and he is afraid of actions likely to disappoint you.
#4 He doesn’t complain when you use his things
Has it reached to an extent when you want to wear his shirt, shorts, borrow his hood, and he is relaxed? This a subtle clue he’s comfortable with his things in your hands, and he doesn’t mind you guys being an item. It’s at this point when you share a toothbrush, and everything looks okay because of the intimacy between you.
#5 He includes you in his future plan
He uses ‘we’ and ‘us’ instead of ‘me’ and ‘I’ when making plans, he is closer to the idea of wedlock than you think. It’s a through ball he is seeing the beautiful you in his destiny. And the flag is further supported by the use of ‘when’ which shows reality rather than ‘if.’ Like, ‘when we have kids in the future, I will name them after you,” instead of, ” if we have kids….” Whenever he uses these words, then yes, he is actually ready to abandon bachelorhood.
#6 If he gives you a key to his place
A key to his house means trust and an endorsement of his living. You can now come in, sit anywhere, and go whenever you please even in his absence. The kind gesture shows he has nothing to hide, and that he is comfortable with you around his property.
When a man leaves his key behind while flying to work, just for you to come and relax on his bed, it’s sure in his mind you’re not a one-time thing. You thought it was a joke! Then do the dishes and iron his shirts before you clear out, you’ll be a champ that he can’t let go. [Read: Romantic ways to show love to your number one guy]
#7 He has married friends
Does he get excited when his buddies get married or engaged? Believing he doesn’t frown when invited to such functions, it’s a hint he concurs with the whole marriage thing and he can’t wait to get there someday. He will often talk about how happy his friends are in union and hopes to join the squad soon.
Besides loving married men, if your man becomes keen with babysitting the neighbors’ toddlers around with the nieces and nephews and actually doesn’t shy off from the topic surrounding kids, then he is hoping to have some in a little while, possibly with you. Don’t waste a second, lock that man down now.
Marriage is workable if at all the two people getting into it take their time to study each other and make sure their traits are compatible. If your man isn’t ready, calm down, and in no time he will realize you’re not only good around him, but worth staying with for the rest of his life. Guys, if your gal isn’t ready either, allow her to decide whether she’s set to wake up beside the same face every day for the next couple of years.