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Some women are perfectly happy being single for a lifetime. You’re not that girl. You want to meet an amazing guy who sweeps you off of your feet and get married.

Nothing wrong with that. Except, you may be sabotaging your own cause.

Here are 10 ways you may be derailing yourself from the marriage track:

Dropping hints about your dream ring.

Part of the reason guys are waiting longer to get married is the high expectations (and costs) of engagement rings. Most men don’t have upwards of $50,000 in disposable income to spend on the flawless Tiffany’s princess cut diamonds women fawn over, but some feel pressured to come as close as possible. Help alleviate anxiety by keeping things in perspective. Let him know that it’s not the size of the rock that matters, but the love it represents.

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