Why have I held back? I may feel love for him. Love at First Sight? The women men marry are often a match in terms of their backgrounds — they come from a similar socioeconomic class and with congruent values and religious and political views. Then, Coleman explains, your mate "could have developed a very deep-seated belief that marriage, in general, doesn't work.
I may feel love for him.
I've Been Dating My Partner for a Year and a Half, but I Still Haven't Said I Love You—Here's Why
Then, Coleman explains, your mate "could have developed a very deep-seated belief that marriage, in general, doesn't work. Women who make the effort to spend time with single men by joining recreational clubs where people have similar interests, for example are more likely to wed. Women who have talent and self-confidence and put an effort into looking their best are attractive to self-assured men. Monogamy usually comes within six months for those who will marry, and after a year of exclusive dating, engagement is a realistic next step. However, there are true commitmentphobes, who might never wed, warns Toni Coleman, a licensed clinical social worker in McLean, Va. And this is a relationship I want to last. It makes sense that you wonder, why would this love be any different?