| | Re: Inside the mind of a 30 year old man ....
I was in a similar situation.
I think what Hicks said has some value although I know it's not always relevant; certainly in my case I wish I'd have done things differently. We live together with our two children but are not married, and for a while now I have wanted to and made it very clear.
He was very cool on the idea and has come up with all sorts of reasoning as to why we should wait to get engaged, get a ring and get married. Some seemingly legitimate, some negotiable and some downright mad.
I have never been able to decide whether men really are oblivious, or know the score full well... Have you explicitly said "I want to get married to you"? That directly? How did he respond?