(Closed) How Long After Ring Shopping Til He Asks?

posted 7 years ago in Waiting
Post # 16
6331 posts
Bee Keeper

As others have said, it totally varies! Those trips and holidays do seem like viable possibilities. Play it coy! Fiance had the ring about two months before he proposed, but there were also logistic reasons for that. 

Post # 17
654 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015 - Backyard Forest

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Ashelizax:  after our chat about rings and me getting sizing and info I waited a year!! Sounds like your SO is a little more certain he’s ready to purchase… so it likely won’t be that long! They like to throw you off their trail, so it could be a while still, you never know!

The good news is that you now know it’s coming!! Congratulations 🙂 

Post # 19
207 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2025

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missamysmiles:  I got sized a month before he purchased the ring, but towards the end (of the 6 month wait x_x), he started urging me to workout more and maintain my size haha Congrats on making it through the year!


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Ashelizax:  I know it’s hard, but try not to think about when he’ll propose. I kept trying to find out when my Fiance would propose after I got sized (ie asking him when he’s super drunk or hinting for clues), and it just drove me nuts. So after a while (get this), I actually FORGOT about the ring, and he ended up proposing in a hot air balloon (which was supposed to be a picnic date that day). Sometimes, I wish I didn’t know he purchased a ring and was going to propose. I think I would’ve BAWLED my eyes out in front of the pilot! 

Post # 20
197 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

My SO (I’m pretty sure) has had the ring or intentions of proposing for going on 6 months now. He asked my dad back in May and I still don’t have it. He just moved 3 states away so we’ll be LD until January. Who knows with men . Hopefully he doesn’t make you wait too long! 

Post # 21
23 posts
  • Wedding: June 2015

I hope not too long, for your sake and mine! My boyfriend bought a ring 8 days ago!

Post # 22
4556 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

We first started looking at rings in January. We got engaged in August. We ended up having to redesign my ring a couple of times and it took wayyyyy longer than expected. My ring wasn’t finished until 3 weeks ago. 

Post # 23
1726 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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Ashelizax:  Ooh exciting! Hoping it’s not that much longer for you!

Post # 25
86 posts
Worker bee

He put it on my finger as soon as it was sized. Since the jeweler wasn’t in on weekends, and we bought it on a Sunday (he took me to choose my ring), we made it official on monday. 

Post # 26
252 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

We started looking at rings last November, he purchased a stone in February…and I still don’t have a ring. Some guys will propose straight away, others take a little (or in my case a LOT) longer to get around to doing it. 

Post # 27
3791 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Although I was browsing online for months, we went and looked at rings January 31. He ended up buying the one I really liked (but told him it was TOO much) on February 10, and he proposed February 15.

We look back and know we should have looked around at more stores, but what I found is exactly what I wanted. He also thought we should have gone looking earlier, but knew he wanted to propse when he did.

Every guy is different though!

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