Some men know right away if you are the Lady he has been looking for all his life. I think dating a person forever without a commitment is foolish. He can ask you to marry him, but if you are not sure he is the man of your dreams than do not string him along tell him how you really feel. Some men do not like to play games or prolong a courtship, why waste time. If you do like him tell him you would like to take your time before rushing into marriage, because it is a big step and you would like to get to know him a little more before you make a lifetime commitment. Take care
In a short time, a man can be the person they want to be in the eyes of a woman. Once married, the truth will eventually come out because of time. If time happens before the marriage, the woman would get to know their prospective mate more and can make an honest choice if they can make a go of it. I know a woman who married a man, within a few short months of meeting and once married, she had the first two years cleaning up his bad credit, back child support, and IRS problems, and lies of bank accounts (which he never had) before his and her wages could be used to get ahead.
Just watch what you are doing becasue it could be the worst mistake in the world you ever done in your life.