Post # 1
We glance a rings every so often while window shopping at the mall, but last week I was out with a girlfriend and HAD to try on a ring I saw at a store. I told him about my “naughty endeavor” and he wanted me to show him the ring.
Since then, he has been browsing rings online, asking if I like them. I’ve shown him the ones I’ve liked (all of which he’s said ‘no’ to) and he’s made comments about me being a “Future Mrs. (HisLastName) and talking about how we will make an amazing family.
We’ve been together for over 4 years, but we’re only 20. I don’t know what to make of it. Is it just simple, harmless curiousity? I know for women its typical of us to “look”, but what about with men?
Post # 3
That sounds pretty promising, but strange that he rejects all of the ones you show him. I’d say it’s definitely a good sign that he is actively looking but probably needs a bit more conversation before a proposal would be guaranteed. Maybe he’s just looking for a birthday present? (But I hope it’s something more!)
Post # 4
Don’t be worried that he keeps shooting down the rings that you’re picking out! Around our 2rd anniversary, I found a ring that I immensely wanted. I left it at that, but around our 3rd anniversary, as some of our other friends were getting married and engaged, he started Facebook creeping on our friends’ engagement and wedding photographs. So I started casually showing him rings that I liked here and there. He shot down all of them.
As it turns out, it was really important to him that he be the one to pick out the ring. And it was immensely important to him that I be surprised. As it turns out, he didn’t get any of the ones that I was looking at, but the ring that he picked out for me was bigger and much more beautiful than I would ever have picked out on my own.
As for your age… he may be looking, but still saving and waiting for the right time. I read an article a few years back in Cosmo (I know, I know… not exactly scientific research) that said one of the signs he’s preparing for engagement is by preparing his finances.
Most importantly, it sounds like he truly plans to spend the rest of his life with you. Cherish that! In the meantime, good luck with the waiting game, lady 😉
Post # 5
We talked about rings for the first time at my birthday dinner. He had bought me a necklace and admitted he’d looked at rings while in the store. That was Nov 12th. The proposal came Dec 16th and he’d already had the ring for at least 2 weeks. We’re 30, were already living together for 6 months, and had already talked about how we were going to get married at some point. So I guess it came quick for us, but we were in a place where we didn’t feel the need to wait.