An engagement ring on your finger does not necessarily mean your man is ready to settle down. Here is how you can tell if he’s ready: You’ve become his next of kin Whether it’s filling out forms, to personal references, a contact for emergency, or co-signing the lease, he wants to do it all with you. It means he really sees you as his family and someone who can handle all his private and admin matters. He wants to buy a house together He is talking about buying a home that can accommodate a family. Buying a house is a long-term commitment, which may mean that he plans to be with you a long time. He has no fear of missing out He’s slowly moving away from the party scene, and would rather be home and watch TV with you. He is more into get-togethers and braai with friends rather than hitting the clubs. He wants to be part of your family and vice versa He is trying to build a relationship with your family and wants you to be involved with his. Family functions, birthday parties, funerals, weddings are now events that you attend together. You can count on each other If you both are at a stage of your relationship where you can count on each other, it may be a sign that you both want to settle down. He may ensure that your car has enough petrol, make supper for the two of you when you’re working late or be willing put the remote aside so he can pick up your sister from the airport. Showing that he is dependable, shows commitment. He has trust in your relationship Trust is pivotal for any relationship to work. He trusts you with his life, and he knows for sure that you have his back no matter what. He loves you unconditionally He understands your bad moments, and celebrates your good ones. He loves you with your flaws, and is ready to compromise to make you happy. He makes plans with you It could be a holiday, or saving for the future or even a baby. This may mean that he is thinking that far ahead about your relationship.
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