People have their meanings of a relationship entails and it’s obvious that there are no set rules to this dating life. Every situation that we go through, we handle based on experience, feelings, and emotions. You have to see what works for the relationship, your significant other, but most importantly, you.
There have been many questions about how long you should date someone before receiving a ring. When you are in a relationship, that marriage topic usually comes up after a year or two of dating. You have to take the time to find out whether or not marriage is in the future for the two of you. If he tells you he doesn’t want to get married but you do, there’s no need to stay in the relationship. You are on two different paths. Don’t compromise what you want for what he wants.
Staying in a relationship hoping that he will change his mind is going to hurt you in the long run. You will continue to throw it in his face every time you see engagement rings or viral proposals on Instagram.
Don’t let one year turn into two, then two turns into five. Next thing you know, you have been in this relationship for ten years, 1-2 children and still no ring. Doing that puts you in the place of a long-term girlfriend. If that’s the title you want, by all means do you and enjoy. But if marriage is what you want, it’s time to speak up.
Let your significant other know how you feel about marriage and how you want that to happen. If he doesn’t respond to the conversation or seems to change the subject every time, it’s time to put up an ultimatum. Give him a time frame of when you want to be engaged and married. If he doesn’t comply with that, then it’s time to move on.
You deserve happiness with the man of your dreams. Don’t let someone take that away from you.
Nowadays, most women want the fairy tale wedding with their loved ones by their side. If that’s what you want, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t have it. So, have that conversation and decide what path you are willing to take: dating for 10+ years with no ring, discussing weddings and putting them into place, or moving on. Your choice, your decision.
How long is too long to be in a relationship without a ring?