SEND HIM PACKING?
If we’re honest, it might. But you should probably do it anyway. Here’s why...
It feels as though all your friends have got engaged in the last month—while your guy is taking forever to pop the question. You don’t want to bring up the subject of the ring yourself; after all, men are notoriously skittish about ‘till death do us part’. But as relationship therapist Krista Bloom says, “If you and your guy have been together for a while and he’s not moving things forward with a proposal, you really should have a conversation to get what you need.”
WHEN TO BRING IT UP
Every couple sets their own relationship pace, so there is no hard and fast rule that says you should be discussing a proposal after a particular amount of time has passed. That said, there are some guidelines you can follow. If you have been together for only four or five months, it’s too soon to detail the kind of ring you’re lusting after. At this point, you’re still getting to know each other, so it may weird him out. But it’s also not realistic to wait for years before bringing it up. “After you have been in a serious, monogamous relationship for more than a year, it’s perfectly reasonable to
‘If you liked it,
then you should have put a ring on it’