Unless the guy is in the middle of med school (or the equivalent), he shouldn’t need more than 6 months to at least make a to marry you in the near future. If you can’t get clarity by then, chances are extremely high that it will never happen.I get asked a lot of relationship-themed questions given where I work, and one of them is from women with boyfriends who want to know how long to wait for the ring.I personally know several couples who dated for five years or more and finally did get married (and are still happily married). Because I might have just given women stuck in dead end relationships which will never lead to marriage the false hope that they too will be one of those success stories, and the motivation (or excuse) to hang in their for another couple of years (or more). If you’re in a relationship with a man who is unable to ask for your hand in marriage, you have two choices:1. If you are in your mid thirties, staying in a dead end relationship could be socially, and maternally, suicidal. To find out how you can communicate directly with your own personal dating and relationship coach, click here.Ladies, before you get too excited let me tell you two things about those success stories:1. I can only imagine the frustration and pain they constantly had to suffer as year after year flew by with nothing more to show for than some I love you’s and promises of impending engagement, as they watched their friends walk down the wedding aisle one by one. It's affordable and super convenient and effective.You can surprise your significant other with this, or you can simply plan the evening together.Make plans to go to dinner at a special restaurant beforehand and even arrange for transportation so that the two of you can simply enjoy each other's company.I know this all sounds like justification, but he really has made improvements in the past year.Before me, he was in two longer-term relationships, and he said that he’s never had what we have now, that he’s never even considered marriage and kids with anyone else before and that I’m not just his girlfriend, I’m his best friend.
In my opinion, the choice to commit starts when those feelings of love begin to lessen.
Make reservations for everything that you want to do so all you have to do when you get there is enjoy your time together.
Plan a special anniversary dinner at a local restaurant or in the comfort of your hotel room.
After a couple has been together for three years, they are probably serious enough to know whether or not they want to be together for the long run; yet, the relationship is new enough to end it fairly easily if they don’t see it going anywhere.
I don't think couples that have been in love and together for three years are necessarily committed to each other.