According to John T. Molloy, author of "Why Men Marry Some Women and Not Others", you just have to know what to look for. Here's the list:

  1. First, a third of the men surveyed for the book said they met their wife 6 months to 2 years after they stopped playing the field. Why? They got tired of the singles scene--They felt they didn't belong with all the young "kids" anymore.
  2. Next, men who were married before are more open to getting married again. If you're dating a confirmed bachelor over 40, he's probably happy with the life he already has. Why change it?
  3. When men think about having kids, they think about all the father/son bonding stuff--Things like, teaching them to ride a bike, fish, and play ball. If your beau is eager to have kids, he's much more likely to get married soon.
  4. If a man has never been married and seems excessively shy, don't let his lack of social skills get in the way. Shy guys are more interested in marriage than raging extroverts.
  5. Also, if you're dating someone with similar beliefs and values, he's much more likely to pop the question.

You may be attracted to your opposite--but a man from a similar background is more likely to marry you. And finally   the best way to find out if the man you're dating might be open to marriage is--Ask him about his buddies. If any of his male friends got married in the past year or so, he's 60 percent more likely to get married within the next two years. If you want to go further, the book is called "Why Men Marry Some Women and Not Others," by John T. Molloy.