Ive been with my girlfriend nearly 8 years now and lived together for 18 months. Both 25. Both very happy together
Weve agreed tl start trying for kids in a couple of years and to move to a bigger house soon. I want to be married before i have kids though.
I bought the subject up with her around 6months ago and she said she wasnt sure whether she ever wanted to get married and wasnt sure if she just didnt feel old enough ( was 24 at the time). I made clear i did and she then said she thought it should be a surprise rather than something thats talked about first.
Im thinking of proposing at christmas. Is this a bad idea given her comments?
As someone like your girlfriend and doesn't really want to get married- I don't believe in the whole farce of it. Id probably be really dissapointed you'd heard my opinion on it and listened to me say I wasnt ready/didnt want to and you blatantly ignore my wishes. Personally It wouldnt go down very well with me but you know your girlfriend better than anyone else does on here so its probably best left to your judgement!
Also do you think i should ask her fathers permission? Personally i think its too old fashioned .
Take her somewhere fun then whip out the ring. Talking about it beforehand kills the romance