posted 2 years ago in Waiting
Post # 2
2791 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

I think it’s very typical for men (and women) to not say romantic things like that. Some do, some don’t. I also would completely expect him to tell his mom first… I’m pretty sure my boyfriend has told more than just his mom (probably friends/his sister?)  at this point – he just got my ring last week.  Him and I are both more ‘logical’ people than romantic. 

Post # 3
564 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016


My SO apparently told his parents that he plans on proposing to me before Christmas- so they’ve apaprently had a heads-up. He’s very close with his mother though, so I suppose he wanted to keep her in the loop, or allow them to mentally prepare themselves. He is their youngest and one sister is engaged (no date set) and the other is married.

I’m not thrilled about it either, I want it to be a surprise for people when we announce it (although at 4.5 years together, I’m not sure who is really going to be surprised either, but eh.).

My parents, although they know we’ve talked about getting married at some point, and that I think about it in a future-oriented way are not aware that it is happening soon-ish.

I think sometimes when a couple gets engaged- no one is surprised, but it’s still a happy event. Some of my friends were defintiely not surprising anyone. Everyone knew they’d gone shopping and bought a ring- but they’d been together 8 years!

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