You have integrity.
Propose by entering a photo booth with her and showing her the ring as the camera flashes to catch her reaction.
Whether you consider it a baby step towards marriage, a means of procrastinating that walk down the aisle, or purely a money-saving measure, there’s really no downside to becoming Domestic Partners once you qualify for this underrated relationship milestone.
Love doesn’t conquer all and it definitely doesn’t conquer incompatibility, despite what romantic comedies would have you believe.
Hint: Love is not enough.
Their television show requirements. For example, they might be willing to negotiate their binge-watch go-tos, but if they are non-negotiably following Game of Thrones, you might want to consider hopping on that bandwagon.
Rather than down a bottle of brandy and plummet off a bridge, the ringless should try to understand where their partner is coming from and then decide — chill the hell out or move the hell on?
Do I feel secure and validated in my own skin, or do I still crave a significant other’s approval?
Reaching the point where you know in your heart that you’re not going to break up, even during the nastiest fights.