It can be pretty disappointing when it dawns on you that you have not met the one. Sometimes you clear those dating hurdles early on and it starts to look promising. You’re starting to feel really good about the prospect of something long-term.
Then it happens.
Perhaps their skeletons come screaming out the of closest. Maybe you find out about some awfully huge lie. Or you realize that you have met, dated, and started to fall for.. Mr/Miss Never Ever Getting Married.
You start mentally rewinding to find out how you overlooked the signs and missed all those anti-marriage comments. You wonder how it’s even possible that you ended up dating this person as long as you have without knowing they felt that way.
I’ve been there! This is why you ask key questions. Not in a Nancy Grace “Sir, please answer the question!” kind of way. The direct approach works best, but there are certainly smooth and subtle ways to find information out.
There are plenty of single people who want to be married someday. Making sure you are dating one of them should be a primary goal! When is a good time to find out if they are marriage-minded?
If you don’t ever plan on marrying, would you tell your date that? How soon would you let them know? Do you think that your attitude about marriage would ever change?
For those of you who want to marry: Would you consider long term relationship without marrying legally? Is it something you would possibly compromise if you felt that you and your partner could make it work?
By Wise Diva, Misadventures in Atlanta Dating Blog