I’m always interested in how long people are together before Those Three Words are said (or, more to the point, meant), and how long before The Question is popped. The length of time fascinates me, maybe simply because it’s rarely felt like the right time to me.
I know a couple that moved in together after four months, they were engaged at 6 months, and have now been engaged for five years, with no plans to set a date.
I know couples who were dating for several years before The Question was popped. Other couples dated for years and The Question was never popped. Those Three Words were said after three weeks; or Those Three Words weren’t said until a year in.
I realize that there is no standard amount of time in affairs of the heart. Each relationship is different. This guy, though, is really different. They’ve been together five years, and he is proposing…kind of. It sounds as if it will still be a while before she says yes, though. Is this romantic? Cowardly? Why does he want to put this off?