Most say living together prior to getting engaged has less promising outcomes, but this might not reflect changing cultural acceptance.If not, are you ready or willing to take a stand for what you want?If you are focused on the subject, are you missing issues sitting just on the periphery? On one hand, if either of you are still in college or graduate school and not financially stable it might not be a good idea.But a 30-something guy in a multi-year relationship with a steady job doesn’t have that same excuse. Maybe he really is just saving up his pennies and has a plan in place.You might even be filling your thoughts with anxiety and frustration about the future of your relationship.The issue of how long to wait for the ring might be a decision point for you.Many couples are choosing to cohabit as an alternative to or dress rehearsal for marriage.
Decades ago the statistics ranged from six to fourteen months.
Only time will tell how modern marriages are growing and changing from those started long ago.
What do these timelines mean for you still waiting for your man to propose?
You are not a used car salesman trying to get rid of shoddy goods.
It might hurt to be alone, but it’s better for you in the long run than being in an unhappy marriage.