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The Odds Of Getting Engaged - How Long Should A Women Hold Out Hope?

April 15, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 271

What are the odds of getting engaged? Some women hold out hope of becoming engaged after years of a steady relationship only to see their hopes and dreams dashed when the man finally moves on. Often times the women comes to the realization to late that marriage is not in the cards. Don't let this happen to you.

Studies have shown that three years is often the window of opportunity to become engaged. After this time frame the odds diminish greatly and by year eight the odds have dropped to almost zero. The question each woman must ask herself is how much time is she willing to spend in a relationship before she calls it quits. It's not unreasonable for a woman to want the relationship to become a permanent commitment.

A common mistake that many women make is moving in with a man. Women and men tend to think differently in regards to living together. Women may look at moving in together with a man as another step in the right direction of marriage and a lifetime commitment. Men on the other hand may see this as a perfect situation for them. They have all the advantages of a committed relationship without the commitment. As a women give careful thought and consideration and weigh all the options before moving in with a man. Never assume that a live in situation will lead to marriage.

If your relationship has reached the point where you think a proposal of marriage should have been made or at least talked about sitting down the your man and discussing it with him might be your only option. Tell him how much you love him and want to spend the rest of your life with him. At the same time be firm and let him know that you would like to move the relationship to the next level. Be prepared for what he has to say so you can calmly discuss his reaction. Thinking ahead of time about what he might say can help you answer some of his objections to marriage.

Many times guys will be happy in a relationship and won't even think of moving it to the next level. You should not try to force a man into marriage. There are ways to move a man along in a relationship without him filling pressured or having to change into something you are not.

Learn the secrets that will take him from " I'm not sure" to "I Do" faster than you ever thought possible.

Learn the surprising reasons why men hold back from committing fully to women and the actions you can take to encourage him to make a lifelong commitment to you.

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