"If you liked it, then you should have put a ring on it." Beyoncé's bouncy refrain has come to haunt a generation of men who find themselves at a crossroads in their relationship: get engaged or get out. For whatever reason, either member of a relationship might be ready for rings, houses, and (gasp) children before the other. Today, we're here to speak to the commitment-phobic men in the crowd, so you gentlemen with visions of picket fences and little league should move on to a list written for more mature adults.
We're here to talk to those of you who are still living in the beautiful Never Never Land of drinking any night of the week and spending your disposable income on autographed football jerseys and designer bed sheets instead of bulk groceries from Costco. If your girl is ready to take the relationship to the next level, you can slow things down, but it is going to take some work. If you don't like your girl that much, the solution is easy, but unfortunately for the eternal bachelor in all of us, if you are in a long-term relationship, you might just be in love.
So, how do you stay with your girl without sending out wedding invitations and picking out drapes? It won't be easy, and at one point or another, there will be an ultimatum, but where there is a will there is a way to postpone your wedding day. We have some strategies for you to prolong that paradise that is monogomy without mortgages, sex without offspring, and love without home-owner loans. Here are 10 Easy Ways to Delay Commitment in A Relationship.