Settling down and finding "The One" is scary for anyone, but it's especially terrifying for men. No one wants to waste their time when it comes to dating and relationships.
You are here obviously because you’re looking for the signs that he’s ready to settle down with you. It could be that you’re just curious, and wondering whether he’s thinking about it or not.
So what are the signs that he’s ready to settle down?
Below are six clues that would give you insights as to whether your man is ready to settle down, and that you’re the one he’s ready to settle with.
1. He's Made A Major Life Decision With You
He checks with you before making plans. He makes major life decisions with you. He doesn't make them on his own and then comes to tell you about it.
Major life decisions don't only mean huge things, like whether or not to buy that house. It could come in smaller forms like deciding to get a pet (dog) together.
Sometimes things like getting a dog together give him a view of how you work through shared responsibilities and they also deepen your bond for each other.
If you’re making major life decisions together, it's a huge sign that he's ready to settle down with you.
2. He Makes You A Priority
A man who puts you first is a man who wants to be with you for the long haul.
He puts your needs first, and genuinely cares about meeting your needs. Whether it's compromising, or going out of his way to make your life easier, or taking your input to heart and changing his plans, a man who shows you that your opinion matters is a man who wants to plan a life with you.
When he puts you first, he's telling you that you're important to him, that your feelings and opinions matter more to him than other people's.
When a man is serious about settling down with you, he prioritizes you. That means you always come first.
3. He Talks About The Future With You
The man who's ready to settle down will talk about the future with you without hesitation. Not in an abstract airy-fairy way, or a clumsy way, but in a practical way that shows you he's not afraid to admit he is thinking long-term.
He takes future talk seriously and really wants to make sure you both want the same things and have the same vision for the future.
So if he's not only willing but actually reaching out to you to plan the future, then that's a huge sign that yes, he's thrilled to settle down with you.
4. He Discusses Finances
When you're casually dating, there's obviously no room in the relationship to talk about finances, because who cares? Your finances are totally separate.
But if you get to the stage where you’re sharing expenses and maybe even living together, money becomes a mutual topic.
When things are getting serious, money talk is inevitable. If he’s talking money with you, it means he trusts you and wants to be open financially with each other. That is a huge step towards settling down.
5. He Wants To Bring You Into His World
Marriage is not just about marrying another person, it also involves marrying their family. And by extension, that means that your family and his family are going to be a lot closer than they are currently.
It’s one thing if you meet the parents, but meeting the extended family communicates a whole new level of commitment. He doesn't just want to meet them, he wants to immerse himself into your world.
6. You Just Know
You just know he's serious about you. You feel totally secure in the relationship. He cares about you and meeting your needs. You don't have this underlying feeling of fear writhing in the pit of your stomach warning you that he's just going to leave. You can relax and just be.
And this to me, is the most obvious sign of all that he's ready to settle down with you. You just know.