- 7 years ago
I have been dating my guy for 7 years (will be 8 years next month). Lately he’s been acting a little strange. He’s been working crazy overtime and crying broke claiming that he wants to get caught up on his bills. He sent me a text message with a bunch of engagement rings the day after Thanksgiving and asked me to choose which one I wanted with a smiley face. I thought it was a joke but I still told him which one I wanted. He sent a text back saying “okay” with a smiley face. I shrugged it off until he called me later that night to ask me if I got the text and I told him of course I got it because I responded. He then changed the subject and told me that he wanted to take me out to a really nice restaurant in a couple of weeks and he said that he wants to wear a tuxedo because he has a new one and never wore it before. The following day, he sent me a picture of him dressed in a tuxedo from his best friend’s wedding that took place a few years ago with the sub-caption “think of me” under it. A day later, he sent me a picture of the restaurant he is taking me to when is going to wear the tuxedo. He’s been complaining about being broke yet he has money to take me out to this nice restaurant and is wearing a tuxedo. We went out the week of Christmas and had a lovely dinner and time. He wore a suit instead of the tuxedo. On NYE, we attended a party at a bar where we are really good friends with the owner. When we came in and was greeted by the owner, he hugged me, and then turned to my bf, gave him a hug and handshake and asked him if he’d asked me yet. My bf shrugged it off and said “No” like he was trying to hush him up. I acted like I didn’t see or hear it. Later, he was bragging that he was up for a promotion (he’s a cop and is about to take his Sergeant’s test). He’s the only one of his friends in a serious relationship and they are a little envious of him. We go out often and takes me out to hang out with his friends.
We had been talking about moving together but was sort of dragging our feet until this weekend. He came to my house and asked me to take a ride with him. As we were driving he told me that he wanted us to look at some houses. He told me that he is able to move out of the county that he works in because the police department had lifted the restriction required for cops in his district and wants to move in the suburbs where I live. We rode around looking at houses and returned to my house and finished our research on the computer. We founds some really nice houses and were excited about viewing them in person. He has been acting really sweet and clingy and I feel like something is definitely up. Not sure what’s going to happen. I’m not sure what to make of anything. I don’t want to get my hopes up and be sharply disappointed but some of the things that he is doing has me confused. I’m really nervous and I can’t think about anything at this point but it. What do you think? Do you think that he is dropping hints intentionally? I’m a basket case right now. Please help. Our anniversary is on my birthday in February. We usually celebrate both, my birthday and Valentine’s Day which falls a couple of days after my birthday. I keep asking him what are we doing for Valentine’s Day and he keeps telling me that he isn’t sure yet. I’m a little irked and nervous. We live in Philly and we MUST make reservations early and he knows this.