You’ve even heard whispers of them thinking maybe he has a secret family somewhere else or is a closeted homosexual, and that’s why he hasn’t proposed. A lot of people assume you just got married at some point and they missed the memo.
Then he feels bad, as if he’s somehow done something wrong by doing exactly what you two agreed on—not getting married. Based on the way you see some people take their spouses for granted or speak poorly about their spouses, sometimes you’re really grateful you aren’t married. If you do ever become engaged, it will probably be over some mundane, everyday moment now.
While you mostly don’t feel negative feelings about marriage, sometimes you feel that you really dodged a bullet by not getting married.
You don’t really care, but you acknowledge that it sounds odd.
It seems like “dating” is a phase that shouldn’t go on forever.
You still want to celebrate your love, even though you aren’t married.