Are you thinking about getting engaged? Well, there’s a big difference between getting engaged after 1 year and 5 years. The question here is when is it too long to wait?
Putting a wedding band on someone’s finger is a serious statement. When you decide that you want to commit, it’s a serious gesture that needs to be taken seriously. To go out and buy an engagement ring means that you are trying to spend the rest of your life with that person, so when is too long of a wait too long?
Well, on the one hand, you could wait a couple of months before proposing, which at that point the question comes up, was it too soon? After a couple of months, do you know the person well enough to be able to say that this person is the one you want to be with? There are even some stories of women who got wedding rings then left town. On the other hand, if you’re ten years into a relationship, it’s safe to say that you definitely know the person.
But a safe move is to propose when you are ready.