You two have been going out for a while now and things couldn’t be any greater. He ticks most of the items on your “Perfect Match” list, he loves you, is responsible, takes good care of you, and is generally a good guy.


But why hasn’t he proposed yet? “What could be holding him back?” you wonder. Besides the obvious question of whether a man is interested in sealing your relationship, there are some telltale signs that he is ready to pop the famous four-lettered question.

Knowing that people and their relationships are not completely subject to being black and white like the points raised in articles like this, it is important that as you read through our list, you check them side-by-side with the experiences in your relationship and the man you’re dating.

  • He Discusses Important Issues Concerning Both Of You

If his discussions with you surpass shallow matters and actually cover important topics such as your goals, dreams, starting a family with you, a future with both of you in it together, having kids, etc then this guy could mean serious business.


Additionally, if his discussions include plans bothering around “we”, meaning the both of you, and not just “I” revolving around him, then this could mean he is hinting at a future of which you are part of. 

It’s important to note that this point on its own doesn’t conclusively mean this guy wants to marry you. However, it definitely hints that he is thinking of building a more serious relationship with you. And essentially, it will be up to you to figure out what exactly his intentions are.

  • Your Relationship Is Public Knowledge

Do not confuse this to mean that your relationship is plastered on billboards or social media. Your relationship being public knowledge means that you two have a relationship where the key people in your life such as; friends, parents, family, colleagues [optionally], and people of interest, know about your relationship. When a man is comfortable with having your relationship in the open, it means he might be heading towards the marriage road with you.


Again, this point on its own is inconclusive to the fact that he may actually “wife” you. We’ve all heard of cases where certain Yoruba Demons [a.k.a heartbreakers] make their relationship with a girl public without the intention of marrying her. Yes guys, deep sigh.

  • He’s Dating You Exclusively

If your man is dating you exclusively, then he must mean business. Then again, this could mean otherwise. However, it is a pro and indication that a man’s ready to settle down.

Only a serious guy would have his attention fully focused romantically on you. 

  • He Mentions Wanting To Marry You

Contrary to what some may think, a marriage proposal doesn’t just pop out of thin air. 


Most men who are ready to settle down would have had discussions with their significant orders relating to marriage before actually proposing. Remember that marriage is designed to be a life-long commitment and no one would want to go into it if they weren’t sure about the person they’d be spending the rest of their life with.

  • Your Opinion Matters To Him

Does he take your opinion seriously? If he does, he’s probably ready to settle down with you. But as usual, don’t get it twisted as this is not conclusive.

Men are naturally engineered to be full of ego and it would take a man who deeply respects you and sees you in his life long term to take your opinions seriously.

At the end of the day, do not take marriage advice from us as we are not marriage counsellors. However, we do know a thing or two about relationships.


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