For some, dating can be a precursor to eventually finding that special someone to tie the knot with. If you're wondering whether or not your partner is ready to take the next step, keeping an eye out for the gestures that mean your partner wants to marry you can be very telling. After all, if they do end up popping the question, you're probably going to want to have had time to consider your feelings about making a commitment of that magnitude.
To get a better idea of the things a partner might say or do once they know they want to marry you, I spoke with NYC-based relationship expert and love coach Susan Winter. She says it's not so easy to know for certain where your partner's head is when it comes to proposing. "Sometimes it's hard to tell because your partner is afraid you'll say no," Winter tells Elite Daily. "Instead, they may hint about a ring or mention living in a certain location with you. Or, your partner may start acting oddly. These are the 'pre-ask' jitters." Here are some more gestures that could mean your partner already knows you're "the one" they want to spend their life with.