Post # 1
So my sister decided to tell me that my boyfriend asked my parents for their blessing about a month and a half ago… And then my boyfriend told me that he has the ring already… So I’m sitting here getting REALLY impatient wondering why he hasn’t asked me yet! Anyone who is already engaged how long did it take from asking your parents to him proposing? And if you aren’t engaged yet… anyone else in my situation? Thanks in advance! 🙂
Post # 3
he asked my parents in May and I got engaged in November xD
Post # 4
I’m sure he’s plotting something and wants to surprise you, especially since you know about the ring.
I am in the exact same situation and it’s driving me nuts – I’m trying my best to just sit back and enjoy the ride!
Congrats on your upcoming engagement!
Post # 5
It took mine less than 48 hours. BUT he didn’t ask them until right before he was planning to propose because he didn’t want me to find out. He had the ring for almost 2 months before he asked.
Post # 6
I say give your man some planning time. It’s really frustrating when you have one of those slow, methodical guys… like me! I was ready for engagement Oct 2011, we started talking about it, he told friends (who told me) that we were getting married and I kept hearing about it. Then in Feb 2012 we went ring shopping. Then… nothing.
Just when I was plotting his murder (j/k) he popped the question in April 2012!! He asked my dad MINUTES before asking me, and had been holding my ring for weeks and plotting how to ask me!
The point: patience is rewarded!
Post # 7
I think it varies widely from couple to couple. My SO asked my dad for his blessing in February and we went ring shopping in March. But…still not engaged. I’m thinking I have about 7 more weeks of torture before he finally carries out his perfect plan. That means from the time he asked my dad, I will have waiting about 6 months.
I’ve seen women who know their SO had the ring for months but took a good long while to propose. I’ve also seen women who had the opposite and got a proposal right away. Your SO probably has something amazing planned and wants to surprise you.
So sit back, relax because he will propose but it’s out of your hands which is the hardest part!
Post # 8
He could be plotting the perfect time and place. I know plenty of guys who had the ring and waited months to propose.
Post # 9
He’s probably planning – I have a male friend who has asked for his gf’s parents permission and has the ring but isn’t going to propose until August because he is planning a surprise proposal and she is Maid/Matron of Honor in 2 weddings between now and then and he wants her to have her own moment! They are going on a trip in August but he isn’t going to do it then because he thinks she will expect it and he really wants to surprise her!
Anyways, my fiance asked my dad on a Thursday night, had the ring in his posession on Friday afternoon and proposed to me on Sunday morning – I was COMPLETELY surprised even though I knew all of that had just happened!
Be patient it will happen eventually – and to be honest, the anticipation of it coming is so exciting and the (next) best thing to the actual proposal!
Post # 10
He asked my parents in January and proposed in April. He was waiting for nice weather since he proposed in Central Park. I’m sure your SO has a plan… At least he’s taken every major step that indicates it’s coming soon! But I know how frustrating it is… Hang in there, girl. Looking forward to reading about your proposal! 😀
Post # 11
Thanks everyone! I’m trying to be patient but it’s really hard especially because we had both agreed upon being engaged by Easter so that way we could tell our families since we only see most of them on major holidays… but seeing as it’s now 2 1/2 months past Easter I’m getting even more antsy. And it doesn’t help that now I know he asked and has the ring… I just want to yell “WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?” Haha. Thanks ladies! It’s nice to be able to vent and distract myself during the waiting process… 🙂
Post # 12
He asked my parents in December & he proposed to me in May.
Post # 13
- Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA
Just be patient– he’ll ask when he’s ready, you don’t want a Bridget Jones proposal!