He casts romance as a qualification for the good life, and projects anything else as empty, lonely, and purposeless by comparison.He capitalizes on our desires and convinces us we must “love” in order to truly live, that all the highest pleasures and fullest experiences are found in a relationship with a boyfriend or girlfriend (or husband or wife).
It is very important for a woman to know how the man she is dating feels and whether he will eventually step up and propose.
Naturally, it's causing a lot of tension between us. Should I just keep my feelings to myself from now on?
Here are my thoughts: Well, a guy shouldn't feel like he's being forced into getting engaged—at the end of the day, you want him to to marry you.
This can be spotted when you are around those closest to him and they say something to the effect of, "Wow, Bob never told us how smart and talented you are!
" A man who is serious about you and your future together raves about you. In social settings, when the topic of marriage or children comes up, he quickly changes the subject.