Whether you’ve been with your partner for a long time or a short period of time, you may start asking yourself: “Should I propose?” Some say “when you know, you know”, but even though this might be true there are still some signs you should look out for that can be major pointers to your readiness to pop the big question.
1. Are You Together
It may sound cliché but you need to sure. Do you speak as a “we” or its everyone for himself/herself? If you’ve become very much interwoven into each other’s lives. It might be a good time
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2. How Much Time Do You Spend Together
If you can’t stand your partner’s potentially bad habit then it might not be a good idea. If you’ve not seen them in a long time you might want to take a little more time before asking them to marry you. If you already live together and you’re cool with each other, it might just be a good pointer.
3. You Are Both Ready To Start A Family Together
If you’ve both agreed on starting a family and discussed and agreed on the kids’ preference, whether you want them or not, if yes how many. And how to handle in-laws then you’re good to go.
Finance is a very important part of any marriage. If you are sure about a financial plan that can sustain a family and you are both open about your finances then you’re good.
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5. Religious And Cultural Belief
Religion and culture play a big role in our lives and learning about that part of each other and agreeing on your preference is good. If you want a life together both of you must agree on these issues. If you are still in disagreement over them then you might not be ready.
6. Have You Seen Them At Their Worst And Still Want Them
It is very important to understand that marriage is filled with ups and downs and a key to marital bliss is being able to love your partner even at their worst.
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7. How Well Do You Know Them
Are you really sure you know this person you’re thinking of proposing to? Do you know their family, friends, habits, hobbies, likes and dislikes, fun activities, birthdays, hopes and dreams? Can you really say you know them inside out? Don’t marry someone who is still a mystery to you.
Above are a few questions I think you need to ask before proposing and once you can satisfactorily answer them all, then you’re very much on track to getting married.