You feel that you’ve been waiting forever for your guy to pop the question. If you two have been dating for some time it’s only natural that you’d eventually expect an engagement ring and the title of his wife. How long is too long to wait though? If you’ve gone from expecting a wedding in your future to wondering whether or not it will ever happen, you’ve reached a point where you need to look at your relationship more honestly. There are some signs he will never propose that will help you clearly see whether or not he’s even got marriage on his mind.
One of the signs he will never propose is he dislikes going to anyone’s wedding. If someone has no tolerance for something in particular, they want to distance themselves from that thing. In your boyfriend’s case if he gets uncomfortable with the idea of his own wedding, he won’t want to be at anyone else’s either. He knows that it will bring up questions from not only you but other people as well. If he bows out each and every time you two are invited to friends’ or family members’ nuptials, that’s not promising for you.
You can also tell if he’s shying away from the idea of walking down the aisle if he never refers to you as being part of his future plans. We all talk about the future from time-to-time and in the case of couples in a committed relationship, they almost always use the terms, “we” and “us.” If your boyfriend talks solely about his own plans for what he’ll be doing a year or five years from now, you’re definitely not part of the life picture he’s painted for himself in his mind.
There’s also a very obvious clue in how he introduces you to other people. If he only ever refers to you as his friend or his girlfriend and never as the woman he loves or his future wife, you’re stuck in a role that you probably don’t want to play anymore. It’s very emotionally difficult to still just be his girlfriend in everyone’s eyes when you two have been together for years. It demeans your connection and you.
Understanding the signs he will never propose can help you clearly see where your relationship stands. It’s not easy to admit that you’re involved with a man who has no interest in marriage but it’s much better than hiding your head in the sand believing a proposal is just around the corner.