I am dating this guy for 4 months.
First of all I think you should stop listening to your so-called "best friend" who doesn't seem to be acting like a friend to you at all & tell him to stop pretending to be a therapist.
Your "best friend" is not very good at psychoanalysis first and foremost - and second, he's making you paranoid about something you shouldn't be paranoid about. Stop listening to your friend, he's not correct, and he's getting into your head so that you don't give your boyfriend a fair chance at a relationship with you.
It sounds to me like your 'friend' is doing his best to undermine your relationship and have the two of you break up.
I have to debunk some of these assumptions."he's too young to settle." I'm sure there are plenty men who settle down in their late twenties.
listen to yourself and slow your roll and slows his roll.....
I just realized that this is the same man you mentioned on the Living Together board who wants to live with you affter 5 months, but you were concerned as he has not said "I love you" yet, but talks about marrying you.
I think you just need to slow down and learn more about this guy.
Oop sorry, wrong poster!!:smileysurprised: