You've been dating this awesome guy for a while now and you're starting to wonder if he's ever going to be ready to take it to the next level.
While it can be hard to tell if he's ready to commit (whether it's to upgrade to a serious relationship or to get married), these nine signs of a man who's ready to start a life with you can help you know:
1. He's not dwelling on the past
If your man is done thinking about past relationships and wants to move forward with only you, this is a sign he's ready to commit.
You two can talk about what you're going to name your future kids, where you want to build your dream house and where you're going to retire together without getting awkward. Talking about the future comfortably is so important in a committed relationship, so having that be a part of your relationship now means he's ready for more.
3. He brings you along to meet friends and family
If he didn't think you were going to be a part of his long-term future, he wouldn't bother letting his family and friends get close to you.
4. He's open about his finances
Your man can be filthy rich or dirt poor, but you'll know either way if he's serious about dating you. When he's ready to commit, he'll trust you with his finances. You both will be able to talk about your life together and what trips you can afford for your honeymoon.
5. He forgives you
Everyone makes mistakes - it's just a part of life. If your darling wasn't ready to commit, he would look for an excuse to get out of the relationship. When he's ready to be with you forever, he'll overlook your flaws and forgive your imperfections because he wants you and only you.
6. He would rather be with you than his friends
Friend time is definitely important, but when he would honestly rather watch a movie and order take-out with you than go out with his friends, you've found a keeper.
7. He forgets about his phone
When he's with you, he forgets to check his phone because he's so interested in what the two of you are doing together. Oh and there's no need to look at that screen because the only person he would care about getting a message from is you.
When he honestly wants to hear about that weird thing your cat coughed up the other day, it's a sign that he wants to hear and know everything about your life. He's fascinated with the things that make you the person you are, and he wants nothing more than to be a part of your life.
Does your man show these nine signs? While these aren't the only signs he's ready to commit to you, they're a start. Look for these little signs to know if you're getting into a long-term relationship with your love.
Lindsey loves traveling and shopping, and her favorite place in the whole world is Disneyland. She also loves spending time with her family and cute husband. She is studying Professional and Technical Writing and is part of the content team for FamilyShare.