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How to Know if You Will Marry Your Boyfriend

by eHow Relationships & Family Editor

Is he the right one for you? Keep your eyes open for signs that will let you know if you'll marry your boyfriend. Marriage is a big commitment and it's not something you want to rush into. Take your time and don't make any decisions until you're sure that he is the one.

Examine your conversations. Does he include you in his plans when he talks about the future?

Consider whether you're both traveling along the same pathway in life. Are you heading in the same direction? Do you share common interests and values?

Think about the compatibility of your goals. Do you both want the same things out of life, such as a family, kids, stability, money, careers? Are you interested in his work and hobbies? Does he seem interested in your job and pastimes, even if he doesn't share your passion for them?

Evaluate how he treats you in private and in public. Does he brag about you to others? Does he seem proud to be with you, or does he avoid being seen with you in public places? Does he stick around when you're having a bad day, or does he disappear when you need him the most?

Evaluate how he treats your friends and family. Is he willing to be nice to your friends and family, even if he doesn't like them?

Assess his honesty and trustworthiness. Does he do what he says he's going to do? Do you feel you can trust him and depend on him?

Think about all the reasons why you really like him. Remember that lust fades, but genuine compatibility endures.

Communicate with your boyfriend and discuss these issues to figure out if you're both meant for each other.

Tip

  • If he acts secretive or ashamed to be seen with you in public, re-evaluate your relationship. He may be trying to hide something from you.

Warning

  • Since every relationship is different, eHow does not guarantee that you'll marry your boyfriend by following these steps!