Post # 1
Hello! I have been lurking for a bit but I have given in and decided to join you all in waiting. =)
Just to give you all a small introduction, I am 23, going back to school to finish my degree and SO and I have been together for almost 4 years now. In the past week or so I have been getting more and more giddy about an upcoming proposal and I so I figure this would be a perfect outlet for those feelings.
SO and I have discussed marriage since about 2 years ago but just recently in October he mentioned to me that he had started considering how he would ask me, so I have been getting more anxious ever since. He’s also discovered in recent weeks that all he has to do to cheer me up is to say the word “sparkly” and I can’t help but smile. (So embarrassing, I know!)
Last night he noticed that I had been acting ‘strangely’ (as he put it) (I’d been secretly looking as rings online) and eventually came to the conclusion it had to do with that (though I denied it). He coyly said that we would go to Iceland and he would give me and expensive ‘sparkly’ there! I was shocked. I couldn’t tell if it was something that he had actually thought through or if it had just come to him in that moment. I told him that he didn’t need to go to that much trouble but that is where we left it. And I am still trying to decipher what he meant by ‘expensive.’ I think he might have looked online at rings because I saw ads pop up for them on his computer, but I had had something very modest in mind.
Has anyone else’s SO said things in regards to the proposal that you’ve found yourself overanalyzing? I am not worried, just perplexed =)
Anyways, I am glad I found this board!
Post # 3
@Gingernx01: Hello and welcome 🙂
I think it’s lovely that you know he’s going to propose soon. I overanalyse things by SO says all the time – like he’s sad he won’t wear a wedding ring, what he wants to do for his stag do etc so you’re definately not alone.
Post # 4
Hello and welcome! My boyfriend is always being very sneaky. He knows that I want a vintage engagement ring and he knows I stalk all the ones I love online and I always make a sad face when one of them is sold. I have no idea if he has bought one yet, or put a down payment on one. He will smile and and tell me that I have no idea what he has been up to. That could mean he is covering for not buying a ring or maybe he has bought one of the ones that I love. Who knows! It makes me a little crazy sometimes..
Post # 5
- Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016
Welcome (: I understand how you feel, until recently this whole ring/proposal situation has been a bit of a guessing game haha. Good luck! I can’t wait to read your proposal story when it happens
Post # 6
Thanks ladies! It’s so nice to meet you all!
Yeah I am still not sure how soon though, it could be a few months or a year, or anywhere in between. =) Hopefully no more than a year, considering I’ve been waiting 4 already and I’ll have to have another 2 to plan since we’ll be married abroad in his home country (Ireland).
Haha it sounds like your Boyfriend or Best Friend likes to tease and keep you guessing just like mine!
Thanks sugarpea! So you know when yours is coming then, or you are engaged already? Congratulations!