Don’t Wait For Him To Put A Ring On It: Sure Signs He Isn’t Planning To Propose

April 25, 2013  |  
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Don't Wait For Him To Put A Ring On It: Sure Signs He Isn't Planning To Propose

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Every woman dreams of having a ring on her finger, right?! Long-term relationships are typically the pathway to marriage and beyond. However, not all men have marriage on their mind, at least not without some pushing and prodding. Here are 14 signs that your boyfriend isn’t planning to propose to you anytime soon.

He avoids weddings

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He avoids weddings

When a guy is ready to propose, he will definitely become much more tolerant of going to weddings. If your guy still hates going to weddings, that’s a sign he isn’t ready for his own. Your man’s feelings towards weddings will say a lot about the future of a ring on your finger.

He doesn't talk about getting married

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He doesn’t talk about getting married

When you bring up the topic of marriage, he quickly changes the topic. Or when you do ask him a question about getting engaged and eventually getting married, he gives you a short answer just to shut you up. A man will bring up the topic of marriage when he is truly ready.

Marriage isn't a priority to him

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Marriage isn’t a priority to him

Your guy has priorities, but marriage definitely isn’t one of them. While he likes having you at his side, he still loves living the life of a bachelor. Marriage to him means being tied down, so there’s an unlikely chance that a ring is coming in the near future.

You've been left in the dark in regards to his family

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You’ve been left in the dark in regards to his family

While you’ve introduced him to your parents and your siblings, he’s yet to reciprocate. You may know his parents’ names and maybe you’ve said hello over the phone, but you have not met them face-to-face. This is a huge sign that he’s not ready for anything more than what you two already have.

He likes living in the past

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He likes living in the past

He talks about how he misses his college days. Sometimes he brings up his ex-girlfriend. He misses the days of late night and early morning drinking fests. When a guy isn’t able to let go of his past, he definitely isn’t thinking much about the future.

He has no interest in your future

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He has no interest in your future

Aside from his own future plans that lack you, he has no true interest in hearing what your plans are. When you bring up your future, he seems completely uninterested in what you have planned. When he has no interest in your future plans, he definitely isn’t looking to propose and build a future together.

He doesn't dare step into a jewelry store

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He doesn’t dare step into a jewelry store

He hasn’t asked you what type of ring you’d like and mentioning rings puts him in an indifferent or bad mood. In fact, he’s probably clueless about what size ring you’d wear. When you try to pull him into a jewelry store, he waits outside or goes straight towards the men’s section.

He doesn't make a lot of money and doesn't try to make more

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He doesn’t make a lot of money and doesn’t try to make more

Guys will usually only invest in an engagement ring when they know they are financially well off. If your man doesn’t make a lot of money, that’s fine, there’s always time to make more. However, if your guy has no interest in making more money by getting a better job or trying for a raise, don’t expect a ring.

He's not keen on planning a future

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He’s not keen on planning a future

Your man prefers to live day-to-day, or when he does discuss future plans, he doesn’t typically include you in them. Maybe he wants to move to a new state or buy a bigger house, but these plans aren’t made with you in them. In any case, future plans that are lacking you usually means no ring because you’re not coming.

He compliments you without involving himself

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He compliments you without involving himself

He tells you you’re beautiful. He always praises you on how smart you are or how well you cook. But, the one thing he won’t do is compliment you and include himself. He’s never said that he’s happy or lucky to have you. Or how much better of a life he has now that you’re in it.

He hasn't mentioned starting a family of his own

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He hasn’t mentioned starting a family of his own

In many guy’s heads, a family will come once you two are married. However, if he’s yet to discuss children or having a family with you, he may not be willing to put a ring on your finger anytime soon. Until the topic comes up, don’t expect any bling.

He doesn't want to get too serious

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He doesn’t want to get too serious

Even if you’ve been dating for years, he still isn’t ready to take that next step. The idea of being engaged is too serious in his book. Now is the time for you to figure out what comes next in your future, since he is obviously holding himself back.

He always makes excuses

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He always makes excuses

When the topics of getting engaged, marriage, or the future come up, he always has an excuse. He’s too busy and stressed to talk about it. There’s something important on T.V. He has too much going on to focus on buying a ring. Whatever the excuse is, it’s usually a bad one.

He prefers to hang out with other single men

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He prefers to hang out with other single men

Your man prefers to hang out with single guys as opposed to people who are married. He wants to surround himself with happy bachelors instead of having friends that talk about their wives. Right now he’s content living a life without the worry of marriage.

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