Me and my boyfriend have been together for almost a year now, and while I know thats not a long time we've known each other since we were children and once we started dating we have been inseperable and spend every possible moment together. We dont live together now but he owns a house and i rent an aprtment but i've been staying with him for a month now. Its getting annoying having to pay rent for a place im rarely ever at. We've talked about getting married for a few months now and he's always joked about how he wants to elope and how much less of a hassle it is. Well about 3 weeks ago he said he thought we should seriously elope and get married. This was not much of a suprise to me but after thinking about it for a while i found that it was really hard for me to let go of the idea of having a real wedding. I explained to him that i just cant give up a day that I've dreamed of my whole life. He said okay but he's not ready to get married right now and maybe he just jumped the gun a little and wants to keep things how they are. This confused me so much!! How can he be ready to elope one minute but doesnt want to get married in the traditional sense of a wedding and all?? I have no idea what to think about this. How do i make him realize having a wedding and cermony isnt so bad? Or do you think im over reacting and should be willing to elope?