(Closed) Random engagement question…

posted 6 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
3357 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

he asked my parents in May and I got engaged in November xD

Post # 4
121 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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
807 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

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
114 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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
1157 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

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
3625 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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
11752 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
1034 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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! ๐Ÿ˜€

Post # 12
1438 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

He asked my parents in December & he proposed to me in May.

Post # 13
3471 posts
Sugar bee
  • 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!


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