What keeps men from proposing marriage to the mothers of their children? *EDIT*
If you don't care about marriage fine, this isn't about you.
I am speaking about situations in which the women would like to be married. Why do men feel it is acceptable to live year after year with these women who have given them a child, expecting them to fulfill wifely duties, but never propose?
How many years is enough time to wait before the woman has a right to get angry?
These are just hypothetical questions.
For those suggesting that she propose to him:
The whole point is that the man doesn't want to get married, so it doesn't matter if the woman proposes or not. Imagine she did and he said no.