10 Signs He's Ready for Marriage

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Sherry Amatenstein on Dec 20, 2010 at 12:24PM

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Signs He's Ready for Marriage

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a Sherry Amatenstein on Dec 20, 2010 at 2:10PM

Men and marriage -- ever wonder what it takes to get the two together? If you're trying to get your boyfriend to make a commitment, there's good news and bad news. The good news is that you can stop trying to manipulate, sweet-talk or pressure him into proposing. The bad news is that there's nothing you can do to speed up the process. That's not to say it'll never happen. Men fall in love and get married every day. But men have their own biological clocks. When they're ready, they head down the aisle -- but not a moment sooner. In the meantime, it's not possible to convince a commitment-phobic guy that you're the best thing that will ever happen to him -- even if you are! Instead, your best bet is looking for someone who doesn't need convincing.

The Sex and the City gang once compared a marriage-ready man to a taxi: At a certain point in his life, he becomes ready for commitment. His "available" light goes on and the next lady in his life gets the ring. Luckily for us, it's easy to tell the difference between a man who's got the light on and one who's just driving around in the dark. As evidence, here are the signs that a man has present-day potential to become a mate for life.

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