Post # 1
having nothing to do with the holidays and holiday proposals really. Just proposals in general.
Do you think or in your experience, does a man act kind of “strange” before he proposes? Even to the point of not calling as much (meaning skipping a day here and there). Does he act nervous? What are some of those types of signs?
Post # 3
My husband didn’t seem to be acting strange at all. But we were walking around Washington D.C. and I was looking around, so I guess I really wasn’t noticing even if he was.
Post # 4
Thanks for the reply. The question isn’t necessarily about “right before” or the day or moment of the proposal. Perhaps the days or weeks leading up to it.
Post # 5
Ours wasn’t a surprise engagement. But the few minutes leading up to it was. It was minus 40 degrees out and he wanted to go for a walk??? LOL…I thought he was nuts, but he took me to the spot of our first meeting and popped the question 🙂
Post # 6
My husband didn’t act strange. But we lived together…. so not calling wasn’t really an option for him : )
Post # 7
My Fiance didn’t act strange at all. I was the one acting strange because I knew he had the ring and wasn’t giving it up!! If I didn’t know he had the ring already, I wouldn’t have noticed anything.
Post # 8
my engagement came as a 100% total and complete surprise, made more possible by the fact that he didn’t act strangely. i have heard stories of some whose BFs were acting so strangely, they thought they were about to get dumped, not engaged 🙂
Post # 9
We bought the ring together so it wasn’t a huge surprise – and even though he claims he was SUPER nervous the day of/right before, he didn’t act it at all. I was convinced it wasn’t going to happen up until the moment he was on his knee because he was playing it so cool!
Post # 10
My Fiance didn’t act strange at all. But now that I think about it he was biting his nails, he is a nail biter though. The cute thing about his proposal is he really wanted to go to have a nice lunch then ask after but he decided that he just couldn’t wait any more the anticipation was killing him.
Post # 11
My husband says that he decided he was going to ask me to marry him on Thanksgiving. I had no idea – he acted totally normal. He purchased the ring on an out of state trip right after Christmas, and acted totally normal when he got home on a Friday night (with the ring in his possession).
He had planned to ask Sunday because we have a whole cozy Sunday routine, but come Saturday morning as soon as we woke up, he started acting *really* nervous. He looked so upset, and nervous that I thought something was really wrong. Haha, I asked him several times if he was ok or if he wanted to talk. He was fidgeting all around, and very pale, and finally just handed me the ring box.
So….not weird/nervous until he was about to propose, then really nervous when he was about to propose? We lived together, so he didn’t call me more or less than usual.
Post # 12
Nope. Nothing out of the ordinary.
Post # 13
My hubby made up his mind to ask me basically the morning (or maybe even afternoon) of the day that he asked me. He hadn’t bought a ring and as of the night before we both thought it was going to be many months before he did since I was leaving for the USA in 2 days and we wouldn’t be seeing each other for 3-4 months after that.
That said, yes he did act weird, but it was mostly because he was talking things over with his folks and didn’t want to get my hopes up by me knowing that he was thinking of asking me, in case he decided to wait like he’d said he wanted to the night before. 🙂
I doubt that will help much though since it wasn’t actually premeditated.
Post # 14
My man proposed the day before Valentine’s Day. We were going to go out and celebrate to avoid the packed restaurants and stuff so I was getting ready. He left to go get a ‘card’ and came back acting strangely – nervous with his hands in his pockets. It was so cute <3
Post # 15
interesting to hear the stories – thanks everyone. My SO acted strange this weekend, making a big deal about my christmas presents (particulary the “big one” as he calls it) and he’s suddenly asking me for a lunchdate for tomorrow, evening dates too. LOL I shoudl explain. We live an hour away and both work a lot so we only see each other Fri night – Sun.
He seemed nervous this past Saturday. We weren’t dressed up – just sweats but getting ready to take a shower to go out. He mumbled something and had his hand in his pocket. I just turned around and said “what?” he sort of nervously walked away and took his hand out of his pocket and said “Oh god, I almost gave it away.” I’m like “I have no idea what you’re talking about.”
Post # 16
Fiance was definitely acting strange before he proposed! There were a couple times he told me he had to work late that I just had this thought in my head, like “he’s lying to me…” but I knew he wouldn’t be cheating on me so I never called him out on it and I just dismissed it. Turns out he was shopping for rings and meeting up with my mom to ask her permission!
Looking back, I realize he was acting weird in other ways too. Like our impromptu trip to Atlantic City and reservations at a really nice restaurant, just on a random Saturday. He also woke me up with breakfast in bed that day and a sweet card. Then on the way to AC, I was all excited about gambling and he was just being quiet instead of having a long conversation about poker strategy like we usually do. Heck, it was weird that his friend was so willing to dogsit for us on a random Saturday too. Lots of weirdness–I shoulda known!