"There is only one happiness in life - to love and to be loved." Love is the essence of every relationship and without it; the world would seem to be a mechanical place, devoid of any emotions. When you fall in love with someone, everything around you suddenly looks beautiful and appealing. You are on the top of the world, beaming with happiness and contentment. When the love translates into a relationship, your feelings get reciprocated and you feel like the 'luckiest' person on the whole planet.
As you get comfortable in the relationship, words like 'commitment' & 'marriage' come into play. With the passing time, these words start gaining more and more significance. This is when you wonder whether it is the right time to propose marriage. The answer to the question - 'when should you make a marriage proposal' is a complicated one and cannot be jotted down to an exact point of time. This is because, for some people, a month after meeting each other is the perfect time to get married, while others might not be able to settle down with each other even after spending 2-3 years together.
When To Propose Marriage
The best answer to this question is 'when you feel like it'. Talking philosophically, you should marry a person when you realize that you cannot live without him/her. Along with being happy together, it is also about being sad, when not together. When you feel that you have found the right person, with whom you want to spend all your life, it is the right time to go ahead and propose. Whether you are a girl or boy, it doesn't matter. What matters is that both of you want to be together, in good times as well as in bad.
The only other that you need to keep in mind is the views of your partner. Before proposing, have a general discussion about marriage - how does he/she feel about getting married, is he/she ready for the commitment, and so on. In case your partner seems willing, other issues that you should discuss about are money, children and other aspects of a married life that you deem important. If you feel that both of you think almost in the same direction and, except for a few points, are quite compatible, go ahead and pop the question.