When it comes to relationships, it’s usually the woman who’s obsessed with the idea of settling down and getting married, while it’s the man who needs the time to figure out whether he’s finally ready for it or not.
Nonetheless, there are times when it’s the reverse: where it’s the man who’s clearly desperate to finally find a wife and start building a family.
While this may not be common, it certainly does happen in some cases, and it can change the way a man acts around you in the dating stage.
How do you know he’s really being his honest self, if he’s just trying to trick you into believing he’s the perfect husband instead of actually being himself?
Here are 12 signs that a man is desperate to get married:
1) He Does Everything You Say
You’ve never been in a relationship with a man who was so agreeable, have you?
No matter what you want, he’ll do what you say.
Restaurant choices are based on what you want to eat; travel choices are based on where you want to go, and even what you watch on Netflix on the couch at night depends on you.
He wants you to know that he is the ultimate partner, and he does that by showing he has no argument whatsoever.
He’ll support you no matter what you do or say, even if it means ignoring his own beliefs and values.
His most important identity right now is as your potential husband, nothing else.
2) He Skips Stages In a Relationship
There’s never been a rulebook when it comes to dating; you’re not supposed to do certain milestones at certain points in the lifespan of the relationship.
But you always kind of have a feeling when things are happening too soon.
And with this guy, it’s felt like that with every single relationship milestone you’ve had.
Simply put, it doesn’t feel like things are going along at their natural pace.
The relationship is being fast-forwarded, in a way, forced along the track at a faster speed than you’re used to.
But when you ask him about it, he won’t admit why he wants to meet your family so soon, or why he wants to move in together so soon, or why he’s willing to quit his job and find a new one closer to you so soon.
In your heart, you might still feel like you’re just dating, but according to the relationship milestones you’ve already experienced, it’s like you’re already engaged.
3) He Wants To Be BFFs With Your Family
If you’ve never been with a guy who so eagerly wants to meet your family, dating a man desperate to get married can be immediately jarring, particularly because he’ll want to become BFFs with every single member of your family as soon as possible.
He doesn’t fear your mom, dad, or brothers and sisters — he embraces them.
He’s at this stage in his life where he knows that the easiest way to convince you to marry him is to convince your family that he’s the best husband you can get.
He knows they’re an easy way into your heart, so he doesn’t beat around the bush; he tries to impress them almost as much (if not more so) as he does with you.
4) He Wants You To Dress More Conservatively
One of the downsides of dating a man who is so obviously desperate to get married is that they start “wifezoning” you.
Even if you two are still in the early stages of dating, he’ll want to try to mold you into the perfect wife in his head.
And one important quality of that perfect imaginary wife is that she dresses like a wife.