Here’s why you should propose to your partner
When it comes to relationships, especially when things get serious, there are a lot of things to think about. Wedding rings, getting a mortgage, having a family – all the big things that seem to happen in life. Most people consider marriage before taking many of these steps, which is often initiated by a proposal from someone in a relationship.
As our ideas of relationships change, some people have begun to rethink many traditions, including marriage. However, this doesn’t that you shouldn’t get married. If anything, there are plenty of reasons why you should propose!
To show your commitment
Asking someone to spend the rest of their life with you is the perfect way to show your commitment to them. This may not be necessary, but it is a big gesture that will clearly show your intentions to your partner.
For legal benefits
There are a number of legal benefits to getting married, which almost always follows a proposal. When you become legally married, your relationship has a different meaning in the eyes of the law. There are tax benefits, you can own assets together, and for fathers, you will be recognized as having parental responsibility too. It can also make the process of your passing easier too if you don’t leave a will.
You love them
If you are in love with your partner, and you want to express this to them, proposing is one of the biggest and culturally meaningful gestures you can make. There are, of course, a large number of ways you can express your feelings, but proposing is a truly special way to do it.
You want to
If you want to get married, and you believe your partner wants the same thing then it’s probably the right time to propose! There are no rules on time – it doesn’t matter how long you’ve been together. What matters, is that you and your partner have similar goals and aspirations both in life and in your relationship. Wanting to propose to your partner is more than enough of a reason to want to propose.
For many religions, marriage is incredibly important for a number of reasons. For many, it allows couples to enjoy their relationship fully, and to have their union blessed and/or recognized in the eyes of their family, community, and deity.
This, however, should not be the only reason for a proposal. It should be an aspect of your motivation, but certainly not the main driving factor of your decision.