So when is he going to put a ring on it already? The amount of time you’ve been dating isn’t the best barometer for answering that age old question of when he’s going to propose. In fact, there is no magic time, place, occasion or special reason for a proposal…at least not a universal one. Seeing as men’s behavior is erratic at best, the only thing we can look for are the signs that a proposal is on its way.
The Signs of a Pending Proposal
No guarantees ladies. The signs listed below are those gathered from the common behaviors that have been observed. This list is a small sampling of the things others have observed that have a “pending proposal” written all over them.
- You’re Missing A Favorite Ring
One of the sneaky ways men figure out your ring size is my “borrowing” one of the rings you wear on that special finger. If he’s smart, it won’t be gone for long. And if you’re smart, you won’t mention it.
- He’s Saving Money Like it’s Going out of Style
This could very well be out-of-character for him. He’s even staying away from the outings on football Sundays. Cooking a special dinner rather than going out to your favorite places. He’s bringing his lunch to work, even making his coffee on the road from home.
- Everyone Stops Asking Questions about When it’s Going to Happen
Your mom stops asking when you’re going to make her a grandma. She stops mentioning the other affairs she’s recently been to. Your dad keeps looking at your with tears in his eyes. These could be a sign that your boyfriend has already asked them for your hand in marriage.
- A sudden vacation
One of the most romantic ways to propose is when its least expected. A simple weekend away, a harmless stop at a bed & breakfast or a destination you have previously been to, are the perfect places for him to propose. If he asks you to change plans at the last second, to make a secret rendezvous, don’t hesitate, change directions…it could change your life forever.
- “I” and “You” Becomes We
Listen for those hints that indicate he’s beginning to think about you and he as a couple long-term. This isn’t a sign that the engagement will happen soon. It is however a sure fire way to know he’s getting very interested.
- He Encourages Window Shopping
Let’s face it, for most men, shopping is a very very bad word. If however your man is encouraging you to stop and look in windows where there’s jewelry try and help him along. Slip in comments on what you like and don’t like. Might even mention your ring size….”I bet in a size 7 that ring will look too small,” or, “My fingers are so tiny….that ring would totally take over my size 5 finger.”
- He’s A Wedding Watcher
Now when you attend weddings he is commenting on everything from the music to the flowers. He might even encourage you to try your hand at catching the bouquet.
- Saying Goodbye to Bachelorhood
He is spending less and less time with the “boys” and concentrating on building your relationship as a twosome.
The list above represents a small sampling of some of the behaviors your future mate might be implementing. There’s no tried and true way to know if he’s about to propose.
So help a girl out…tell us what behaviors are you noticing that might be signs of a proposal? Let us know. We love to share!