Ladies, I have major relationship news: Contrary to popular belief, moving in with your boyfriend or getting a pet together DOES NOT mean you’re on the fast track to wedded bliss. Columnist Claudia Maitlin Harris says men give off telltale signs that they DON’T want to get married, even if it seems like they’re building a life with you. And you can save yourself a lot of heartache and wasted time by recognizing the signs early and moving on. Here they are: 

  • Sign #1 that your boyfriend doesn’t want to get married: Whenever you bring it up, he says “Let’s talk about it later.” According to our expert, if you’ve been in a relationship for over a year and your boyfriend still can’t talk about the “m-word,” then he has no interest in settling down. 
  • Also does your boyfriend want to wait until he’s “more successful?” Of course it’s stressful getting married if you’re drowning in debt. But all married couples experience financial ups and downs. And there’s no such thing as a “perfect financial time” to get hitched. That only keeps the relationship in limbo and means you won’t get married until he’s ready. 
  • And does your boyfriend claim he "doesn’t know" if he wants to get married? That’s code for he does know, and the answer’s “no!” He just doesn’t want to hurt your feelings. After all, if you’ve been together for over a year, what other information does he need to know before he can decide if you’re “The One” for him?