Dating 4 years no commitment

I love your column and think you do a great job of answering questions and concerns with sympathy, empathy and insight. Flattery aside, I have a dilemma. That worries me. He feels really strongly about living with me and equates it to marriage. We knew a couple who broke up after living together.

Wondering Why He Hasn’t Proposed Yet? Remember These 5 Things

Getting the man you want to propose -- and then turning that proposal into an actual wedding date -- can be a tougher deal to close than a media merger. Of course, if you've been following The Rules the set of dating guidelines outlined in our book, The Rules: Right , Warner Books, from the moment you met Mr. Right and he's said he loves you, he will propose -- sometimes in a matter of a few months but usually within 15 months. He may have his own rules about dating for four seasons before popping the question, and there's nothing wrong with that.

Don't Break These Rules Following The Rules means letting him pursue you -- not seeing him more than two or three times a week, refusing to go away with him on weeklong vacations, and not moving in with him or crowding him in any way. If you've done all these things, you've actually helped him fall in love with you and want to marry you. He wants more of you, not less. And you will sense his desire to include you in his world.

Within a year, if not sooner, he's figured out that he not only wants to marry you but has to marry you to see you more often, to really have you. Your problem at this point is not if he's going to marry you but when. Men can happily date, commitment-free, for years! They are notorious for wanting to put off the actual engagement part until later. If he suggests living together first to see if you get along, tell him you're old-fashioned and want to wait until you're engaged or married.

Rules of Engagement If he hasn't asked you to marry him within a year -- or two at the most -- you might have to shake things up a little bit. Go away for a weekend with a girlfriend, cancel a Saturday-night date, get very busy at work, mention that you are renewing your apartment lease, or be mysterious about some of the things you do. All of the above should make him anxious to propose. A man who is wary of commitment is made less wary by a woman moving away from, not toward, commitment.

This isn't trickery. You're just giving him the space he needs. And if this doesn't work? Ask him what his intentions are. If he says he has no plans to marry you, say okay and then never see him again. Men don't lie about things like this. He's not scared of commitment -- he doesn't want to marry you. If he says he does plan to marry you someday, but he's not ready yet, then it's up to you to close the deal.

Ask him when -- and if it's more than a year away, see less of him and think about dating others. You've already spent more than a year waiting for him to propose. Do you have another year to wait? If you are already living together and he says he doesn't want to become engaged, make plans to move out. But don't say, "I'm moving out because you won't commit.

When a man doesn't want to commit and you do, leave him alone. If he doesn't try to get you back with a proposal, don't waste your time. If he asks what's going on, nonchalantly answer, "I don't know if this relationship is for me. Move on. Dignity-Saving Don'ts Here are five things not to do if he says he doesn't want to marry you, no matter how tempting. Don't tell him you're hurt or mad, and don't reprimand him for leading you on. You stayed with him -- take responsibility for your actions.

And if you've been living with him, you allowed him to be with you indefinitely without making a commitment. Don't suggest going to couples therapy to discuss why he can't commit. Men can and do commit when they love you and when you maintain your identity and self-esteem in the relationship. But they can become commitment-phobic when a woman has pursued them, is too available, or they're just not in love with her.

Don't let your man brainwash you into thinking that marriage isn't important - "just a piece of paper. Don't let a man convince you that because he's been married before, he can't marry you or that you should give him time to recover from wife No. Don't let a man you have been dating for years convince you to wait until "things slow down" at work or he's better off financially to make a commitment.

There will always be work and money issues in life. They should have nothing to do with marrying you. When a man loves you and wants to marry you, he gets down on bended knee and says something like, "Look, I know I'm not a millionaire, but I love you and I'd do anything for you. Be Willing to Walk You've seen it happen: A man will date a woman for five years, claiming he has commitment issues, but after breaking up with her, he marries someone else in six months.

If a man truly is in love with you, and your actions not your words tell him that you won't wait around forever, his commitment issues will disappear and he will propose. If you are involved with a man for several years who isn't proposing, how much longer are you willing to wait? When a man knows that you will accept less than marriage, he is not motivated to commit himself fully.

You must be willing to walk away. Assuming you are engaged, how do you actually motivate him to take the walk down the aisle? Becoming engaged is no guarantee of marriage, so don't get lax about The Rules. Don't talk to him on the phone for hours every night -- and it's still best not to move in together. Engagements can be broken and wedding dates never set.

Better he should miss you and move up the wedding date than feel claustrophobic as you take over his closet space. Danger Signals Be on the alert for any excuses your fianc--e might make or situations that might delay the marriage, such as: He thinks being engaged is great, so why rush into marriage?

He's been married before, it was a disaster, and he's not anxious to tie the knot again. He gave you the ring so he doesn't lose you so you won't sleep with anyone else , but he's happy with the way things are. He's young and still likes to go out with his friends and doesn't want to be tied down. Although you convinced him to become engaged, you can't pin him down to a wedding date. You were already living together when you got engaged, but you still don't have a wedding date set.

What to do? In general, it's better to set a wedding date when you get engaged or soon after. Your engagement should last a year or less. If you're under 25, a two-year engagement is fine. If the engagement is dragging on, you may want to think about giving him back the ring and moving on. Perhaps he's not Mr. Don't waste your time. When Not to Close the Deal Perhaps you're the one having second thoughts. He's proposed, but something just doesn't feel right, and you're thinking about breaking it off.

What should you do? If you've thought about it carefully and discussed your decision with a therapist, good friends, or family members, we suggest that you always trust your instincts. Do not close the deal. Don't feel silly, embarrassed, or guilty. Don't hate yourself or feel like a failure. Ending a relationship that isn't right is a learning and growing experience. Besides, you're not the first woman to change her mind or cancel a wedding.

It happens. You tried, it didn't work out. Better to find out and disentangle yourself now than later. After you've made up your mind, give yourself permission to grieve. Who wouldn't be upset? But don't give up on love or throw yourself in front of a bus. Keep the faith. You're a winner for being honest with yourself! Your real Mr.

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Men can happily date, commitment-free, for years! If he says he has no plans to marry you, say okay and then never see him again. 4. Don't let a man convince you that because he's been married before, he can't marry. I've been dating my boyfriend for about 3 years. I'm truly Right now we see each other times a week, and I mostly I stay at his place. At the 3-year mark, there's literally no new information that your boyfriend is trying to gather about you.

Getting the man you want to propose -- and then turning that proposal into an actual wedding date -- can be a tougher deal to close than a media merger. Of course, if you've been following The Rules the set of dating guidelines outlined in our book, The Rules: Right , Warner Books, from the moment you met Mr. Right and he's said he loves you, he will propose -- sometimes in a matter of a few months but usually within 15 months. He may have his own rules about dating for four seasons before popping the question, and there's nothing wrong with that.

If you have relationship questions, leave us a note here on the Ask the Guys page.

Many years ago, I had an acquaintance who was engaged to a young woman for five years, but the time was never right for marriage. Then one day, he was walking down the street and bumped into a friend, who introduced him to someone new. Within five months, he married that person.

5 Major Signs He’ll Never Commit

I am 31 and have been seeing my boyfriend for six years; he is He has a busy job, which takes him all around the world, and he is hugely focused on his career. I would very much like to get married, and have attempted to discuss the subject with him on a number of occasions over the past few years, but he refuses to give me a straight answer. My friends say that when they try to broach the matter with him, he becomes uncomfortable and evasive. His response to any conversation that touches on the issue is to defer any decision-making for a further two years, saying we can talk about marriage then. I have reluctantly accepted this because I don't want to lose him, but my friends are concerned that he is messing me around and they have asked me what I think he is waiting for exactly.

Four years and counting: What’s he thinking?

The one question you will never hear a guy ask when he starts dating a girl is: Questions and uncertainties regarding commitment seem to be reserved for the ladies. Women of all ages and across all cultures are united in their quest to determine the following: Does he like me? Is he serious about me? Will he ever commit to me? And trust me, I get it. I mean, there is a lot at stake when you put your heart on the line and you can end up wasting months, or years, of your life on a man who never intended to keep you around for the long haul. And the aftermath of these situations is never pretty. You can talk to someone for hours and hours every day and not know anything real about them.

I was sure he was the one, I felt ready, and I knew he loved me back, so why not move ahead? Meanwhile, my husband was enjoying our dating relationship, felt no urge to get married right then, and only looked at me blankly when I tried to describe my feelings about the situation.

There's no rulebook or strategy when it comes to dating someone and knowing the right time to finally pop the question and seal the deal with them. You could date for six years and feel too chill about making any sudden move to promise them a lifetime together forever. Since there's no right time, right place or right moment in a relationship for a boyfriend to ask his SO if they are in it to win it, how do you know when to do it? Some guys don't.

4 Signs He Will Not Commit

I just heard about a young woman who ended a 10 year relationship with her college sweetheart. She wanted to get married. I was shocked. Ten years. That story has a happy ending, when Ben overcomes his nuptial fears and proposes to Jennifer. I personally know several couples who dated for five years or more and finally did get married and are still happily married. Why is this harmful? 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. Can you handle that pain, day after day, for years? And they were serious.

Why won't he make a commitment to me?

Feel like you can't get him or yourself to commit? There might have been red flags along the way that you missed. Here's how to tell if your relationship is not on the right track. This seem like an obvious barrier to a serious relationship, but many women ignore it when men say this, thinking they can change him. It's time to start taking him at face value.

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