Post # 1
My BF and I have been together for nearly 3.5 years and have talked about marriage a lot. I even went looking at rings a few times recently as he said he needed to know what I like! He has also said that it will happen “by Christmas” and has cryptically told me he has a proposal plan and that the date he’s chosen “isn’t a special day” like a holiday. (The date thing is killing me as he said that before he even asked me to look at rings! How can it not be “special” but he’s already chosen it? haha)
Anyway, I don’t think he has a ring yet as he wants to buy it in cash and hasn’t really had much time to save (he’s a first year teacher and just started getting meager paychecks at the end of August).
However, my parents are coming this weekend with my younger brother for a football game, and its making me wonder if this weekend is when he’ll ask my parents for a blessing, as he said he wants to do! I don’t see how he could have done it in person the way he wants before now as they live several hours away.
Now that I’ve thought this up, I can’t imagine it not happening! If he gets them alone, I think I’ll be 100% convinced that’s what he’s doing.
Did you guys ever kinda-sorta know when your BF was making progress? Have you witnessed any odd behavior or things like this situation and gotten excited?
Post # 2
I thought I knew…. multiple times… and still no proposal. My best advice is don’t get your hopes up or think too much into it.
However, I do hope this is it for you! Fingers crossed!!
Post # 3
Well my engagement was a complete surprise, but looking back I should’ve known! he was acting so weird!
Good luck! Hope it happens!
Post # 4
@moorea12, that’s exiting!! I hope this week is the week he gets your parents’ blessing!<br /><br />I know my boyfriend is making progress because he seems to be having trouble keeping things a secret from me, haha. This weekend he took me ring shopping for the first time (he’s been shopping without me multiple times, and I wasn’t originally planning to shop with him… but he wanted to see what I liked in person, and made sure my size was what I thought it was). He also asked my dad this weekend… And then proceeded to tell my mom and I that he talked with my dad, haha. He’s awful at this secret thing. So I know he’s definitely made progress, but I don’t know how soon to expect a proposal. He’s been looking in stores since August trying to find the right ring… I think he is financially ready at this point. So I’m thinking it could be anytime now and I’m assuming it will happen by the end of the year 🙂
Post # 5
I was 100% blindsided by his proposal! My now fiance is very calculated and everything has to be in the right place at the right time and he proposed about 3 weeks before going back to school for a 1 year program! Everyone that knows him was shocked about that! We’ve discussed getting engaged/married after he graduated so when he popped the question, my first response was, “what is this?” followed by, “are you serious?” Over and over again! lol.
But I guess to overall answer your question – I didn’t have a clue he was going to pop the question!
Post # 6
- Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast
I knew when he finally ordered my ring setting… he told me when he went to the jewler and when he picked it back up. Then i was in the dark for 3+ weeks. He even told me where he had it hidden. Hah, he’s not very good at keeping secrets.
Post # 7
I found out my SO has asked my father for permission, had a plan to propose back in June but here I am in October with no proposal and no immediate plans.
He is moving two states away at the end of this month, then I will follow at the end of January. Realistically, I’m not getting my hopes up until well after the move. Heres hoping for anniversary number 3 in June!!
Good luck to you, lady!!!
Post # 8
I did in regards to the ring. He would ask me to look at rings and ask me to tell him what I liked literally every week. And everytime we went to the mall he would have me try rings on in the jewelry store. Then all of a sudden it all stopped, so I assumed he had chosen the ring.
And I know he asked my dad for permission because he told me he did, poor thing can’t hold water lol. I had a feeling he was going to ask when he did, a feeling like you had. It was the first time he had seen my Dad in a while and the last time he would see him for a while since my parents do not live close. Your instincts could be right !
Post # 9
I’m in the same boat. I know he has the ring for sure because I’ve found the box it’s in. I know it’s happening before the end of this year, but I’ve been convinced at least once that it was going to happen and then it didn’t. Luckily, I’m busy with graduate school right now or I’d be going crazy waiting. I’m just so curious how he’s going to do it and I can’t wait to finally be his fiancee and see my beautiful ring!! My best advice is just to play it cool. I know that’s nearly impossible but don’t get your hopes up too high so that if it doesn’t happen you’re not mad/dispapointed because it sounds like it’s probably happening very soon!
Post # 10
Agree with others: Try not to get your hopes up. I’ve been actively waiting since July, and still nada. Now I think everything “out of the usual” is a proposal in the works. It’s frustrating.
On the other hand…I am now very confident my proposal will be next week, when we are going on vacation. I’ve definitely seen some signs that indicate a proposal could be coming very soon.