Read below to discover five ways your man may answer about marriage and then let me help you decode his answers, understand what they mean, and figure out how you should proceed from there!
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One of the many engagement milestones is a photo shoot, typically with your wedding photographer, that happens at some point before you actually tie the knot. This photo shoot is helpful for both of you: the couple and your hired photographer. You may think you’re comfortable behind a camera, but remember, every photographer has a different style and method, so taking engagement photos gives you and your betrothed a sneak peak into what you can expect from your photographer on the big day. Also, your photographer will learn about how to photograph you. Let’s face it, everyone is different — different angles, features, bodies, comfort levels — and this shoot will also allow your photographer to get a feel for what methods work for capturing you at your best. I know that I would want my photographer to know my good side (right) and if I have extra chins from a weird angle (true) before the big show when the photos truly matter. Plus, whatever, it’s fun.
The absolute #1 rule of your engagement party: whoever you invite to the E-Party, must also be invited to the wedding. That means you better be sure that the engagement party peeps are going to be sticking around in your life for a long enough time so a year later you’ll still be close and want them at your most special event.
In the dating detox period, Patti recommends finding your five non-negotiables. Determine what the five things are that you can’t live without. Whether it is religion, location or financial security, you should have a good idea of what these non-negotiables are before entering the courtship process. According to Stanger, you can tell if he is the right guy if “he shows up on time, he calls when he says he will call and you get to be the Saturday night girl.”
While integrating social media into your engagement process can turn out great (as it did for Matt), it also poses serious sociological implications. As the web progresses, society is lagging behind the impact social media and new technology will have on marriage and the overall courtship process. People will now see a digital footprint of everyone you have ever dated via Facebook pictures before you decide to marry.
Did you know that it is a custom among some Jewish households to display their “prenuptial” agreements on the wall? It’s called a ketubah (marriage contract), presented by the husband to his spouse. The ketubah attests to his promise to support her–even if he dies or divorces her.
When I decided I wanted to write a consumer guide to dating, the first name for the book that popped into my head was “But I Don’t Like His Shoes!” That’s because my friends and I refused to date a guy if we didn’t like his shoes. During my many years on the dating scene – I was one of those girls about whom everyone asked, Why isn’t she married?