Will he propose sooner than later?
I have been dating my boyfriend, very seriously, for a year now. Been living together for 7 months. Since very early on, we both were extremely passionate about each other, as well as serious. I know without a doubt in my mind, that he loves me and want to be with me for the rest of his life. He has even stated, that he wouldn't be in this relationship, unless he knew that I was the woman he wanted to marry. However, he has made it confusing as to when he might ask me to marry him. He brings it up occasionally, but he also tells me how happy I make him, that he is so in love with me, that I make him a better man. In a conversation though, I asked if it was realistic to think that we might get engaged within the next year, and he said I don't know. He said he is waiting for the perfect time, and that this is in his control, not mine. That I need to just go with the flow and let things happen as they are meant to.
My question, is he just playing me for a fool, or is a valid reasoning for a guy? Its not that I want to get married tomorrow, but I think in the next year, we should take another step forward; especially if he tells me all the time, that he couldn't imagine not being with me, and that marriage will happen someday.
Thank you for your time.