Post # 1
So me and my boyfriend have been together just over 5 years and we have decided we are ready to get married. I know he is going to ask me because we went and picked out and purchased my rings. He said if I pick out a ring he has it all planned out how he is going to ask so one day while we weren’t busy we went ring shopping and purchased one. Well he hasn’t asked me to marry him yet and he said he’s planning something so we can have parents and friends there. I was just wondering if it’s normal for a woman to know her boyfriend is going to ask. I guess it will be a surprise because I don’t know when he is going to ask. And it will be a surprise for everyone else. Just wanting someone else’s thoughts I guess. Thanks
Post # 2
Early congratulations. I knew my Fiance was going to propose and we went and looked at rings together. I feel like most women should have an idea that a proposal is coming because I think it’s important to discuss marriage before actually getting engaged.
Post # 3
I feel like the majority of women know a proposal is imminent when it happens. So many couples pick out rings together and discuss marriage before the proposal happens (as they should), so the proposal day may be a surprise, but the fact that a proposal is happening isn’t really all that shocking.
Post # 4
I think nowadays most proposals are not really a surprise because:
1. Talking about marriage before getting engaged is an evidence of good communication in the relationship and that you both feel this way.
2. That’s it. I think this is a very modern way to plan the marriage. You get the ring that you 100% like and you already knew that you love each other and want to spend your lives together. I know I am getting engaged soon because I introduced the topic myself once we moved in together this September. We agreed that when the financial situation is better, he would get a ring and ask me. I don’t know much, just he confessed that the stone is already with the jeweler now, so I am really getting impatient now and lurking on weddingbee all Sunday! I bet that when your boyfriend finally proposes, you will still be surprised and moved. 🙂
Post # 5
Early congrats! It was the same way for us. I picked out my engagement ring in November 2015. It was a special order so it took a while to get in. But, Fiance did not end up proposing until April 2016 due to all of the planning/organizing he did (surprise engagement party after the proposal). Hopefully you don’t have to wait 6 months, but if you do, it will be worth it.