Where do I stand after my feeble attempt at a marriage proposal?
December 11, 2012 8:55 AM Subscribe
I asked my boyfriend if he wanted to marry me and he said 'why not'. Now what?
posted by TMBelair to Human Relations (50 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
My boyfriend (36) and I (33) have been together for about a year. We have already talked about wanting to get married and have children (I was always the one to initiate these conversations). We were walking home yesterday and I asked him "Do you want to marry me?" It had been on my mind and I just sort of blurted it out at that moment. He said "Why not" and that was that. We didn't talk about it any further.
Now I don't know how to proceed. I haven't felt about anyone the way I feel about him and I really want to marry him. Do I:
a) Not bring it up again and wait until he proposes properly (i.e. with a ring, ..). If so, how long do I wait?
b) Talk about it again to find out what he meant exactly (are we engaged or does he want to marry me sometime in the future)? However, I'd feel like I was nagging and he'd just be going along with everything.