(Closed) Any ladies who proposed to their boyfriends?

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Who did the proposal
    Me (from girl point of view) : (8 votes)
    14 %
    He did the asking : (42 votes)
    75 %
    Other ... : (6 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 3
    2695 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    There was a poster on here just the other day who got fed up with waiting and proposed to her now fiance! I admire her gumption so much!

    Post # 4
    7296 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    @NoaMarijn:  in your particular situation, i can see how you asking or rather suggesting marriage made sense. but in general, i think the guys should do the asking! my Darling Husband and i talked about getting and in approx how many years, but i left it up to him to start the process with an official proposal!

    Post # 5
    248 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2012


    I proposed to my ex H. 

    I’d been with him for nearly 7 years at the time.  He’d always said he didn’t want to get married.  I went back to Australia (my home country) and spent 2 months being nagged by my mother about getting married – I was 32 and she made me feel like I was ‘over the hill’ and ‘wasting my time’. Also didn’t help that her closest friend’s daughter got engaged while I was there (funnily enough they didn’t end up getting married)

    Came back to the UK, it was a leap year and so I told my ex that I would send him a text on the 29th February asking him to marry me. I did, he said yes, and then said we may as well go ahead with it.

    I never felt that his heart was really in it, he only did it because it was what I wanted.  He used to joke that he had only gone ahead to ‘shut me up’ about it. We really shouldn’t have got married, I shouldn’t have let my mother get to me so much.   

    This time around, my Fiance did the asking.  

    Post # 6
    5110 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I didnt but I sure thought about it!!

    Post # 7
    1243 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    We sort of asked each other.

    We were coming home from a Hallowe’en party and I said something about how I didn’t care about a ring or money for a wedding, that I just wanted to marry him.  He got down on his knee in the street and asked me to marry him.  It was perfect.

    Later, I found out that he was planning on asking me in the middle of that November, but had not figured out how he wanted to do it (we would pick out a ring together).  It was spontaneous and wonderful and we get to walk by the place that the craziness happened almost daily.  


    Post # 9
    5093 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 2012

    It was very, very, very important to my Fiance that he do the asking.  We already knew we were going to get married, and we even had a timeframe in mind, but we weren’t engaged until he had done it right.  I swear we had this conversation at one point:

    Me:  Will you marry me?

    Him:  Yes, of course!

    Me:  Yay!  So are we engaged?

    Him:  Nope!

    We both knew we wanted to get married, but even if I had done some sort of formal proposal, he wouldn’t have allowed it.  He wanted it to be his thing.

    Post # 10
    1309 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Here in Iceland, when people get engaged, both people get a ring and it’s usually a wedding band for both that people then either just use as wedding bands after the ceremony or upgrade.

    I’m just guessing, but I think engagement is more often a joint decision between the couple here. But with Icelanders becoming more and more Americanized, the guy proposing is becoming more common.

    My bff planned to propose to her bf this Christmas, but he “ruined” it. She bought the rings, wrapped them and put them under the tree for him to open. Her plan was to propose when he opened the gift. But she got distracted by something the exact moment he opened it, so he did the proposing. To her great chagrin.

    Post # 11
    664 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    We don’t have a proposal story at all. We knew early on in our relationship we wanted to be together forever, and one day we started talking about a timeline. Eventually we decided on a date. He has never asked me to marry him. I questioned him about it one time and he said, “Why do I have to ask you? I already know the answer.” I just laughed and said he was right.

    Post # 12
    215 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Neither of us “proposed” to each other. We had been talking about marriage for about a year and it just seemed like the right time. We both went and picked out the ring together, he put it on my finger and we started planning the wedding the next week. It wasn;t very romantic, I will admit, but it is completely us. We are both fairly rational people, and this way just made sense to us.

    Post # 13
    5011 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I did ask him a lot, an awful lot, and he always said yes… but said that we weren’t officially engaged until he asked me.

    That said, I did sort of dictate to him a deadline to ask me officially by and he came in a week within the deadline.

    Post # 15
    311 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @NoaMarijn: “Oh and another difference. In our culture a marriage in church is not legal. You can only have a symbolic wedding in church… Here you have to marry for law, a civil wedding.”

    This made my day. Really shows you the seperation between church and state that American hasn’t gotten around to yet. I hope we get there soon.

    Post # 16
    199 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I didn’t but I may as well have  – I basically told him I wanted to get married asap and the rest is history.

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