I have had a boyfriend for 4 years. He has lived with me for 3 years. I am wanting to get married. I’m not sure how to bring this up to him. I don’t really know what he will say or feel about it. I need help. Please and thank you. Anything will help me here.
"Hey, so... we've been doing this dating thing for a long time. Any chance you'd like to upgrade me in status?" There's no rule saying you can't propose to him. Or you can just make it casual. Bring it up in conversation. There are benefits to being married. Aside from the social ones...
Communicate. Sit him down and ask what he sees in the future, is marriage something he could be considering in his short-term plans? What does he think about it? Demonstrate the benefits about being married. It doesn't have to be a big pompous things, it could be a simple ceremony in the courthouse or on a beach. Perhaps drop a comment on someone you know getting married and hopefully he'll take the hint, or maybe watch a movie that includes a wedding and say something.
You could even propose yourself, it is 2014 after all.
Well if you feel awkward talking about it just maybe hint at it so if a friend of yours is getting married just be like in awe and say how amazing it must be to get married or just drop in these subtle hints and if he is ready to also progress into marraige with you then he will get the hints and take action. Hope I helped and keep us updated!!!!
Hey thanks guys! I talked to him and i asked him what he wants to do with his life in the next couple years and he said "hopefully making you part of my family" so hopefully he will do it soon. thanks again for all your help