(Closed) Signs he was about to propose?

posted 4 years ago in Proposals
  • poll: Did you know it was coming or was it a complete suprise?
    I knew it was coming! : (13 votes)
    81 %
    It was a major surprise! : (3 votes)
    19 %
  • Post # 2
    Member
    3535 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2017

    I pretty much knew. DH had said he wanted to marry me but I told him it needed to be a formal proposal with a ring, etc. He mentioned that he was looking for my Christmas present and he hinted somehow that jewelry was involved. He was really excited Christmas Eve and wanted us to open presents after I came home from work. I wasn’t completely sure but thought it was coming. 

    Post # 3
    Member
    173 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2018

    Looking back …. I had absolutely NO SIGNS !!! I was really shocked …. like I took a step back and gasped (he said I looked scared) ….. it took a few seconds to process what was going on …. but literally no signs at all. I told him it was scarey how well he kept it from me.

    Post # 4
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    1364 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2020

    I know it’s coming due to our conversations, finding out he had my grandma’s ring (which required telling me mom), finding out he talked about it to his sister, etc. I’m sure I have a few more months to wait, so we will see if he’s ridicously nervous or fidgity day of (I predict he will, but I hope he isn’t so he truly surprises me). 

    I also told him that I am anti-holiday proposals. So mid November through March I told him to not propose during. That helps narrow it down haha

    Post # 5
    Member
    31 posts
    Newbee

    I have been proposed to once, when I was 20, on Christmas Eve. A month earlier my BF started teasing me, that he already got a gift for me, and that when he showed it to his brother, he said – you must be crazy! I immediately knew what it was, though I couldn’t be sure. This turned out to be a most disastrous proposal story I have ever heard by then. (I said no.)

    Then when I was 27, in a steady relationship, I really, really expected a proposal. One day I couldn’t find the only ring I owned, and two weeks later it suddenly appeared on the table in a pub when we were out with friends. I never wore that ring, so I couldn’t lose it anywhere – I was sure my BF took it, left it at our friends and that some of them put it on a table for me to find it and get a clue. I was so sure the proposal was near. But it wasn’t a clue. The proposal never happened, BF told me (after 3 years together) that he won’t be ready to get a “chain on a leg” for another 10 years, because he has other things to focus on now. Moral of the story? You cannot be sure even with something that seems to be absolutely obvious.

    Anyway, according to my now married friends – most of the guys are getting nervous, shaky, even snappy a week or two before proposal.

    Post # 6
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    3709 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    I knew it was coming. We had looked at rings together and even knew where we wanted to go on our honeymoon. He’s also not very sneaky. He left a receipt next to his computer and a business card for the jewlers lying around that I found. A few days before he proposed he was acting exceptionally lovey. The day before he proposed we had some friends over for dinner and he brought his best friend into the room we keep our safe. I was pretty sure he was showing him the ring. The day he proposed he went MIA for a few hours while he was getting things ready. I was suspicious but it still didn’t detract from how special the actual moment was. 

    Post # 7
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    656 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    I was shocked so bad omg. I probably should’ve seen it coming ( he proposed on a hike and I had a feeling but I was like no way and pushed it out of my head)

    heres a good story though: we are at my close friend R’s kids baptism. I come outside to her husband P and my dad talking with Fiance and all of a sudden my dad goes congratulations. And I like what? P goes “you’re graduating!!!!” And I’m like “ya ok……” and I go on smoking.  

    Hed literally just asked for my dads permission and I almost walked in on them. My dad thought he’d already asked lmao. I almost blew the whole thing.

    so the feeling I had and pushed away? It was instinct.  

    Post # 8
    Member
    509 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2026

    I knew when he asked me for my ring size. I didn’t know the timing though. Literally happened a week after he asked about my size. I thought it would be when his parents came to visit (a month later). 

    Post # 9
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    9758 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: City, State

    I knew it was coming because we had many talks about it and we’re totally open. Also he took me to pick out the ring.

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