(Closed) Ring is on it's way but….

posted 5 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
797 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

Well, if he says “Will you marry me?” or some variation of that when giving you the ring, I’m going to assume it’s an engagement ring 🙂

Post # 4
441 posts
Helper bee

Somebody posted a few weeks ago saying that her boyfriend told her that a man wants to hear “I would like to be engaged to you, I am ready”.  It’s not naggy but it lets him know that you do want this to be “the” ring.  Men can be dense. “Well, she said a year ago she didn’t think we should get married anytime soon, so I won’t propose for the next 10 years.” 

I’m 40 as well and am waiting (hopefully Christmas!) for an engagement.  I’ll also say that he’s given me 3 rings in the 2 years we’ve been together, including one heck of a sparkler for Christmas last year, but he’s made it clear each time they were heart gifts, not engagement rings. 

I think you probably have the right to get excited.  When a 40 year old man starts talking the 4Cs and choosing pictures of rings that resemble solitairs, they’d have to be pretty darn dense to not notice those are engagement ring signs they’d better not even go down that path unless he’s ready to make the leap of faith and follow through.

Post # 5
2037 posts
Buzzing bee

@tisposeroperche:  OP if he asks then you know for sure like @babytoes: mentioned.  Have you ever discussed marriages or timelines like @SomedaymrsWDS:?  Sometimes it’s best to put it out there.

I’m going to share a story:  2 years ago, I was black friday shopping with Mr Veryberry and we went into Kay’s.  They had a wonderful white sapphire sterling silver ring for 20.00 and I HAD to have it.  I tried it on and asked ‘What do you think?’, and Mr Veryberry said ‘It’s nice, but the only ring I’m buying you is THE ring’.  hmmmm. I wasn’t asking him to buy the ring…I was asking his OPINION!!

My point here is:  I think that MOST men completely understand the importance of the ‘ring’ and only buy the promise ring, engagement ring, wedding/eternity rings, etc….IMO anyway.

Good luck–sounds like it ccould be the one!

Post # 6
1282 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I think that most guys would not be asking so many details if it is going to be a simple jewelry gift that is not the ERING. The fact that he is asking which one is your favorite, learning about 4 C’s, etc, suggests that he wants to make sure he gets exactly what you would like for THE RING

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