So on one summer evening, with a picnic dinner spread out on a blanket, Greg popped the question—not the marriage question, but the all-important dating question: “Where do we stand with each other?” Greg really got nervous when Gina looked away, gathering her thoughts and measuring her response.Relationships do not come equipped with a nonstop monitoring device like that.So it is appropriate to periodically check in with your partner.It’s the kind of moment that’s vital for any relationship that will evolve into something serious.
Ladies, before you get too excited let me tell you two things about those success stories: 1. I can only imagine the frustration and pain they constantly had to suffer as year after year flew by with nothing more to show for than some I love you’s and promises of impending engagement, as they watched their friends walk down the wedding aisle one by one.
If it doesn’t happen by your one year anniversary, I’d say it’s time to “go on now go, walk out the door”. I can’t see a good reason to be engaged for more than a few months or for as long as it takes to plan your perfect wedding. And by the way, the same applies to guys dating girls that won’t commit.