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Advice For Single Women

By Patricia Rice

Just a few years ago, I was 26 years old. I had been with my boyfriend for over two years and all of my friends were either engaged or married. It seemed like it was my turn next, but it also seemed like that might never happen. He never seemed ready to propose to me.

I was in a rush to move on with my life and start a family. I really wanted kids and I wanted him to be the father of my kids.

We had been together for a long time at this point. I didn’t know what was holding him back and I honestly started to wonder if he was having doubts about it all.

I began to nag him about it (which I’ve learned you shouldn’t do), but it turns out that he had been planning on proposing within a matter of weeks anyway.

It was still a surprise nonetheless. We ended up getting engaged very shortly after this all, as he popped the big question while we were away for a weekend together. I was thrilled.

So you might be wondering when a man should propose to his girlfriend. In my case, it was just over two years but I have many friends who have gotten engaged after just a year. Some after even less time. What’s the appropriate amount of time though?

My answer to this question is that it honestly depends on the situation. Some people need to wait until they get more financially secure, and some people really just need to find their way and figure it out on its own.

If you’ve been dating for 2 years and you’re over the age of 25, I do think that you have every right to ask about it at this point, just to measure his interest and see if you’re both on the same page. If he’s not ready, you’ll want to know about this as early as you possibly can. Don’t nag though!

Skip ahead three years later now. I’m now happily married with a child, and write about the little tikes kitchen and the little tikes cookin fun interactive kitchen.

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