Are you noticing some different behaviors from your girlfriend? There might be more on her mind than you think! If your girlfriend is thinking about marriage, there are some telltale signs. Here are a few things that indicate your girlfriend has brides and bouquets on the brain:
1. She Talks About Friends Who Have Gotten Engaged
It might seem casual as she pulls up yet another engagement announcement on her phone, but if she starts showing you a constant stream of photos of friends who are preparing to tie the knot, take that as a sign that she's thinking about it, too! Use this opportunity to ask her if she likes the way the guy proposed or what she thinks about the girl's ring. It's an easy way to get her opinions while seeming natural and conversational.
2. She's Watching More TLC
It may be called "The Learning Channel," but every girl knows that it may as well be "The Love Channel." Home to Say Yes to the Dress, Randy to the Rescue, and Four Weddings, a constant influx of TLC programming might mean she's thinking about her own big day.
3. She's Mentioning the Future
"I can't wait to take our kids to Disney World someday!"
"Someday, when we have a dog, we should get a golden retriever!"
When someone constantly brings up "someday," it can be a sign that they're ready for "someday" to start sooner rather than later.
4. She Asks Specific Questions About Your Hopes and Dreams
If your girlfriend is considering marriage, some of your talks may start to seem more focused and pointed. For instance, if you mention you might eventually like to move closer to your family, she might ask you when you would do so and what your hometown is like for families.
5. She Talks About Your Married Friends with Envy
When you're out grabbing a drink, she makes comments about how lucky your married friends are to just be home and lazy together, and at weddings, she points out how cute they look as they dance together.
6. You Start Doing a Lot More Things with Her Family
You're not just invited to family dinners; you're expected to join in on family reunions and vacations as well. Introducing you to her cousins and grandparents could be a sign that she's ready for you to be officially part of her family.
If your girlfriend is thinking about marriage, don't panic! Just take it as a sign that the future may be a little closer than you think.