Then, Coleman explains, your mate "could have developed a very deep-seated belief that marriage, in general, doesn't work." Many men make no secret of their plan to stay single, Molloy points out: "If a man says he never intends to marry, he just might mean it!
Men's views of marriage as an institution are often shaped by the experiences of their family and friends who have taken the plunge, so look for clues: Have the people closest to him had failed marriages that made them miserable?
But when you first meet a potential mate-for-life, nurture your budding relationship by focusing on the man's future, health and career, and avoid speaking of marriage, Molloy advises — at least for the first six dates or so.
"Women scare guys off all the time by bringing up the subject of marriage too soon," the researcher says.
Chris has been in a relationship with Kara for the past year.
While the first 6 months were great, it seems lately that things are beginning to slide.