I think I want to propose to my boyfriend

posted 3 years ago in Engagement
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

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kiraleann :  I don’t really like that there’s a “catch” to you guys getting engaged, but if you’re both ready to take this next step – then go ahead and propose! It’s 2018. Women can propose too!!

Post # 3
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Helper bee

If he wants you to do it I think you should go for it! or maybe some sort of compromise where you both do it? I

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

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kiraleann propose to him! Make it as romantic or low key as you’d like. Unlike most of the ladies on here, you will actually know when and how the proposal will happen. 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

I proposed to my fiance. We had discussed marriage and I told him that if he was ok with it, I’d like to ask him. It was a similar reason as your boyfriend’s – my fiance had asked me out and said “I love you” first. I wanted him to have a moment like that: where he was the one being pursued and I was the one showing my feelings first and “risking” rejection. We had already agreed that marriage was in the cards and even decided on a general time for the proposal. We just had to do it.

I took a scrap book that we kept and added a page at the end with a little rhyme saying that I proposed and leaving a blank spot for his answer. Then I sat him down and we went through it. When we got to the last page I got down on one knee and took over reading. It wasn’t big or elaborate, but it fit our relationship and it made my guy cry.

Don’t feel pressured to do something grand. Find something that works for your relationship. It sounds like he wants to marry you, but doesn’t want to feel like he’s pressuring you. Since it seems your boyfriend has some insecurities about being the one to always move the relationship forward, maybe do something where you can tell him all the reasons you love him and you want to spend your life with him?

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

How exciting! It’s not the same because it won’t “count” but I bought my BF a ring as part of an inside joke and plan to do a sweet, low key, mini-proposal with it. I’ll give him the spiel about how much I love him and want to spend my life with him. He’s proposing to me within the next couple weeks, so the timing works too. 

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

Sounds very reasonable to me, there’s no need to rush but it sounds like you’re both pretty much ready whenever. What about waiting to do it on your 2 year anniversary?

As for ideas, it wouldn’t be any different to a man proposing, so there’s heaps of ideas out there…

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

I just proposed to my fiance on our one year anniversary…we both wanted to wait until at least a year and he was having a hard time figuring out how to propose and make it a surprise when we had rings and I was expecting it. So on our anniversary I proposed and I had bought a ring box for his ring and everything. I was going to take him to some gardens, but the weather was god awful and so I proposed in bed lol. But he really loved it. It took a lot of pressure off of him. 

Post # 11
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Newbee

If you both want to get engaged… by all means propose!!! I totally would have, but my Fiance wanted the traditional proposal. 

So, three weeks later, I re-proposed to him! I asked him to marry me and gave him a ring. He cried and said he coudnt wait to call me his wife, and that he was so excited to have a true partner in life.  Our relationship is equal and communicative and modern. I’m so proud. 

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2021 - Kauai, HI

Do it…Do it!!!!

Post # 13
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Blushing bee

Please don’t 

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