Post # 1
My boyfriend and I went on a ski trip last week. Our work schedules conflict a lot, so we don’t take many week-long trips. This one was special for both of us, he loves to ski and I love the outdoors in general, but especially the mountains. Of course, I had it in the back of my mind that he might propose.
I know he has the ring and figured a cozy getaway in a ski lodge would be a pretty good spot for it ;). We did so many fun, romantic things – ice skating, skiing, meals at quaint restaurants (that were pretty empty since we didn’t adjust to mountain time very quickly and ate a few hours earlier than everyone else), hiking to gorgeous, isolated spots.
And the night before we headed back home he said, “You know, I had planned to propose on this trip, but I still haven’t had a chance to talk to your dad and I want to do that in person.” (My parents were our of town for Thanksgiving, so I guess he waited a bit too long to find out when they were leaving and….missed his chance).
And THEN he said, “I have the ring here and thought I might feel ok proposing without talking to your dad, or calling him instead, but I just can’t. I can show you the ring now if you want.”
AHHHH! It took a lot of willpower to say no – I didn’t look at the ring and he said he will propose very soon, but AGGGGGH!! I can’t believe him! I am annoyed and excited all at the same time. We got home on Friday and I have a big work project and a final paper for grad school due tomorrow, but I can’t concentrate AT ALL.
Post # 3
That’s so sweet that your boyfriend is so traditional! Often times, not enough guys talk to the girl’s parents before proposing! 🙂 Sounds to me like he is planning to propose at Christmas if not sooner! How exciting! And good for you for not looking at the ring! I don’t think I would have had as much willpower as you did! LOL
Post # 4
OMG!!!! That sucks!!!! I’m so sorry
Post # 5
I think that if a man is going to push the proposal back….THAT is the RIGht way to do it. He told you. he wants to do it right.
your a lucky girl
Post # 6
@gangan: that is pretty darn sweet
Post # 7
Argh…. I would have killed him lol. Who cares about dad, you’re not marrying HIM! Haha, maybe this way he will be forced to take you on another romantic trip.
Post # 8
Aww that sucks! *hugs* But at least he is honest with you (which is a big plus in my book) and I think it’s very sweet that he wants to ask your dad for his blessing first. It’s true he’s not marrying your father but when you do get married, your families will become each other’s families and it’s always great to feel that you have the parents’ support
Hang in there!! The proposal will come soon enough.
Post # 9
That sounds a little bit frustrating – I know I would be pulling my hair out. However, I know for me, it’s not only imporant to my parents that SO talk to my them, but it is probably the HUGEST point I have driven in all of our conversation about getting married. I know that when I get my proposal I will be asking him or even checking with my parents before I say yes or no. I know that may sound crazy but it’s just what I feel is right and proper.
Good luck though! You know it’s happening soon! Maybe arrange a meeting sooner rather than waiting for Christmas? 😉