Matt Smith's desperate to wed Daisy Lowe
Friends of the couple say Matt - who said Daisy was his 'ideal woman' before he even met her - wanted to get an engagement ring for her 22nd birthday in January, but chickened out.
The pal reveals: 'Matt doesn't want to let Daisy slip through his fingers.
'He'll be 29 in October and he's thinking about settling down and starting a family.
'Matt hopes he can persuade her to get married sooner rather than later.'
But pals say the Doctor Who star has his work cut out convincing model Daisy to wed.
'She's in no rush to walk down the aisle or have kids,' says our source.
'She's always sworn she'll be in her late twenties before she thinks about settling down.
'She adores Matt, but doesn't see why they should change things.'
Daisy's mum Pearl, 41, gave birth to Daisy when she was just 19 and Daisy believed her biological dad was her mum's ex Bronner Handwerger.
Read the full story and see our steamy pics of Matt Smith and Daisy Lowe in Now magazine dated 9 May 2011 - out now!