Asked dad's permission 8 months ago but still no ring??

posted 3 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
37 posts
  • Wedding: May 2014

If he asked your dad for his blessing his intentions are clear… he wants/intends to propose. I would just try and relax and let him do it in his own time and let him bring it up in the future if he wants to talk about it. Maybe he has something special planned for a certain date/time. I know that if men feel like they are on a timeline or feel pressure they can backpedal fast. I wouldn’t assume anything is wrong unless he tells you so. If this is the man you want to marry and spend your rest of your life with does the time frame really matter? 

Post # 4
6951 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@ladyinwaiting4years:  Are you two in a place in your lives where you could move into a place alone together if you got married soon? I would assume he would want to wait until he knew you could a) afford a wedding within a year and b) be able to move out together. No one wants to be a married couple with tons of roommates!

Post # 5
117 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

sorry you are going thru this 🙁


Coming from past experience, maybe he is still saving for the ring? it took my boyfriend about a year to save for my e-ring & the few months before he proposed, all i did was complain that we werent engaged yet…had i known that he was saving still & had it all planned out already, i wouldve just shut my mouth & waited patiently…(if 9 yrs isnt patient i dont know what is lol)


have you asked him to give you a timeline as to when he’ll propose? like 1 year? if he does, then i wouldnt say anything else about it after that (althought hard i know)

Post # 7
6788 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

It took my FI 2 months after asking my for my family’s permission AND he had the ring. He’s probably got a special date or something planned. Mine was for my birthday… maybe he wants to do xmas or NYE?? His intentions are there… but I know waiting sucks

Post # 8
52 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I wouldnt worry!  My DH asked my dad before we were even together for a year yet.  He ended up proposing on our 2 year anniversary.  Sometimes it just takes a while to plan the perfect engagement, save for ring etc.

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