The Rules of Engagement are starting to evolve as you can see in this week’s piece by Michael O’Connor. If you feel that you want to propose, why not? However it’s not for every couple. If you feel that you are both equal in this relationship and that this move won’t hurt his pride as a male, go for it. If you are worried about his ego, I think you should be more subtle and start addressing your future and a possible wedding. If he is ready, he should make the engagement move. If he is not, you should not force it and decide if you are ready to wait.