There are fewer things more romantic than proposing to someone with the intention of being their lawful wedded husband or wife, until the rest of your days. Getting hitched is the ultimate commitment, which is why that moment you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with someone is pretty special.
And considering men are usually the ones doing the proposing, the point at which they knew they wanted to marry their other halves is a particularly memorable one.
Remember the “When did you know she was the one?” scene from Good Will Hunting?
Thanks to the Reddit thread, “Married men of Reddit, at what point did you know that you were going to marry the girl you were dating?”, a number of the site’s users have shared their own experiences on the topic.
So without further ado, here are 15 personal stories by men, about the moment they realized they would marry their girlfriends.
1. A pretty casual revelation
“When she said ‘I booked the place we’re getting Married at. Do you want a mango cake or passion fruit orange guava?’ I was like ‘uhhh .. mango I guess.'” – Ambercapuchin
2. At dinner with the (future) in-laws
“The first time I met my now-wife’s family I had a similar experience. We’re there for dinner and I am super nervous because the whole relationship is quite new. My wife’s best friends are there as well and are sat at the other end of the table with her sister. They start going on about how our wedding is going to be, what venue, what kind of decorations, what kind of cake etc etc.