For most ladies, the end game of being in an exclusive relationship is to get married. However, not every woman aspires to getting married and having a bunch of kids.

But if you belong to the former group mentioned above, it’s likely that at some point in your relationship, you expect your man to get on one knee and pop the big question. 

If a guy doesn't make future plans around you, he probably doesn't see you in his future.

So, it is very understandable if you start getting worried after a number of years into the relationship and neither the question nor the ring has shown up, and your man doesn’t seem to notice that you’re waiting.

Well, if that is the state of your current relationship, it could be that your partner is not interested in the idea of settling down or (more specifically) does not want to marry you.

Below are some telltale signs that this relationship won’t lead you to the altar.

1. “Don’t say the M-word”

Whenever you raise the issue of marriage, his response is always evasive and flippant. His mantra is, “When we get to that bridge, we’ll cross it.” Or he’d ask you, “Must we discuss this now? When the right time comes, we’ll sort it out.” Marriage talks make him uncomfortable and he gets agitated when you remind him of any of your friends who are already married.

2. No commitment

You guys do everything else except planning your future together. In fact, as far as he is concerned, the word, ‘together’ is never involved when he thinks of his future with you. He makes long term plans that don’t involve you and he does not seek your opinion when making critical decisions.

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3. Sex galore

The only time both of you truly connect is when you’re having sex. This could be because he sees your relationship as an arrangement of convenience – you are there to satisfy his basic needs, not be his better half.

4. Family visitation is a no-no

The best he can do is to meet your friends, but when it comes to meeting your family or relatives, he’ll come up with one million and one reasons not to. Even if he eventually agrees to meet them, he’ll keep postponing the visit till you finally give up and let him be.