How to get your boyfriend to propose
We're in a long term relationship... but he hasn't made a move.
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We're in a long term relationship... but he hasn't made a move.

So if you've been together a while and he still hasn't gone ring shopping, does this mean he's never going to?

"This really depends," says Alex. “For example, if you have been together five years and you have never spoken of marriage or children, then you would be within your rights to feel slightly confused."

There's no need to rush into things straight away, so give him a little time to mull things over and focus on keeping your relationship strong and happy, rather than fixating on marriage - pushing the issue won't help.

But if you're really tired of waiting, take a good long look at the two of you as a couple.

"The majority of women do know instinctively whether their relationship truly has 'forever more' potential or not, and whether we are getting commitment signals or a lack thereof," Alex says. So be honest with yourself - is this guy really 'the one'?

If you do think you're committed to each other, you need to assess what could be holding him back from making you his bride...

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