Post # 1
Had a bubble of a thought last night. Next time the subject comes up, I’m considering telling Boyfriend or Best Friend that he has x amount of time to ‘do the deed’, or I’m gonna propose to him, complete with ‘man-gagement’ ring and everything. All in a playful-yet-serious manner. Mainly just to gauge his reaction, but also b/c I’m pretty sure the thought of it all would weird him out, b/c he’s kinda traditional when it comes to men/women roles in certain aspects. I wouldn’t want to take that moment away from him, b/c I know he would be crushed that the romance/chivalry is gone. And to be honest, I would be a little disappointed that I’m robbing myself of that moment as well.
Whatchya think, hive?
Post # 3
I was actually thinking of doing the same thing–but only if he doesn’t do it by the tenative date he gave me that he would do it by. If he doesn’t then I was going to tell him I was giving him like 2 months after (because he said it could be a little bit after that date) to do it or I would propose to him–and he is very traditional and probably wouldn’t want that, so maybe that would light a fire under his hiney!
Post # 4
At least it would make an interesting story!
Post # 5
I threatened the bf (jokingly of course) with me proposing on new years eve if he doesn’t propose by then. He said that he would say “yes” to marrying me, but he didn’t want it to happen that way.
I do believe it lit a fire under his butt! Or something else did.
He actually told me yesterday that he considers us “engaged” and called me his fiancee! YEEEES! I mean it’s not the kind of engagment that we’d tell our parents about yet, but…. I was happy!
Post # 6
i tried that before i was engaged and fi told me hed say no bc that ‘is not the way its sposed to be!’ lol! he came around eventually and propsed on his own 🙂
Post # 7
@stephanie63087:Ugh, I didn’t even think that far ahead to if he would say yes or no, but I would be crushed if he said no! And prob for the same reason your SO said he would say no. Hmmm, maybe I should preface it with asking him if that were to happen, how would it make him feel? Instead of telling him I’m just gonna do it? (see my wheels turning? haha!) You make a good point, thanks!
Post # 8
Go for it. A while ago I told my b/f that I was going to buy my own e-ring. He didn’t like that idea at all. He’s traditional as well.