Post # 1
I found the waiting board this summer and became obsessed waiting on my SO to propose (he told the world that it would happen). Anything he did became a potential opportunity for him to propose but it never happened. At one point I even thought he was going to propose with a can of Pringles (imagine that!).
I eventually came off of vacation at the end of summer and had to go back to work. The obsession dwindled until now.
In the past, we would go out to restaurants for dates (my suggestions) but after a while he told me that it wasn’t his sort of thing. So we stopped doing that type of date night (since last year). Out of the blue, my SO wants us to check out a particular restaurant that has a lot of great reviews online and as well as from friends. He wants us to do that Saturday night.
He got me! I am suspecting a proposal. This is not a normal thing he would do. Why all of a sudden he wants us to go and check out a restaurant if he told me in the past that they were not his type of thing?
What do you think? Should I really be as excited as I am right now? Even if he doesn’t propose, I would still appreciate the gesture.
Post # 3
I wouldn’t overthink it because you’ll either
A. Get your hopes up/crushed
B. Ruin the moment
Just go with the flow.
Post # 4
@tiff-tiff-tiff: I think you’re looking at it the right way – even if he doesn’t propose how nice of him to organise a date at a nice restaurant for you. Easier said than done to not get your hopes up, I know. I was pissed at FI when he organised dinner for two and then a lookout to watch NYE fireworks from and no proposal eventuated (he intended too but the lookout was too crowded apparently. Whatever dude!) but we all get there eventually!
Post # 5
@tiff-tiff-tiff: Hummmm, maybe? I guess? I don’t know, have there been other signs lately?
If it is a relatively fancy restaurant, I would definitely suspect more than if it was fairly ordinary. I guess it is pretty odd for him to take you out to dinner, so I don’t blame you for being excited!
I don’t know, I’m in the throes of total uncertainty/excitement myself right now! I guess we’ll both just have to wait and see, argh!
Post # 6
@tiff-tiff-tiff: Even if going out to a restaurant isn’t really his thing, people still like to eat good food. I think it’s perfectly likely that he just has heard good things about some of their dishes and wants to try it.
Post # 7
Thanks for the reply ladies I see where each of you are coming from. And it is understandable.
I forgot to say: I’m a different kind of waiting bee. We’ve decided to get married next year but he never porposed. I told him that I would love for him to ask. I want a proposal even if it is ringless (not crazy for jewellry). That was since the end of August and I’m still waiting for it!
I ttold him that I would do no wedding planning until he proposes. That’s what I told him but I already bought my shoes… lol
Post # 8
@tiff-tiff-tiff: Oh yes, right!!! I forgot that. So this is more likely to be the proposal than not, you know? Since it’s not a big secret really!
I’m not engaged yet (as you know) but I have been stockpiling antique buttons for my dress, which I’m going to make myself, for a few months. My SO must suspect something’s up when I keep acquiring antique glass buttons of the same type, over and over! I’ve told him I just like them, but I bet he suspects.
Wedding purchases are too much fun!
Post # 9
I would not get my hopes up. (although I know that would be hard) but 8 years and 2 kids and he still has not proposed, think it would have already happened if it was going to. Sorry hon.
Post # 10
@gemgirl6: I’m young. Our kids are young. If he asked about 2 years ago, I’d tell him no. I don’t fit into the cookiecutter lifestyle.
@Creiddylad: Oh yes! I remember u! I think u were the one with the beautiful buttons from eBay. I still wanna see your dress when you are finished. Those shoes made me feel awesome! The surprise is still there for me though. I always knew he wanted to marry me but I never knew when he was going to ask.