Signs that may Suggest your SO is about to Propose

posted 2 years ago in Proposals
Post # 16
2706 posts
Sugar bee

I had absolutely no idea it was coming. Well, I knew he was going to propose within 6 months because I told him he had to wait 1-1.5 years, but I had no idea he was going to do it on the trip he did it on. And he’d apparently told everyone at work and my sister (who’s my best friend) 6 months prior lol. 

In hindsight I now know that his excessive nervousness and anxiety was partly because of the proposal, but he’s a nervous traveller so I’d just chalked it up to that. 


Post # 17
745 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016 - Montego Bay, Jamaica

My DH kept bringing up how he wanted to do a bonfire at the beach because “isn’t that what you’ve been wanting to do?” he would say to me. After him bringing that up like 3 more times and us finally planning it I was catching on that something was up. He was totally normal otherwise. It wasn’t til the actual day of that he became very, very noticeably sweet and nervous. 

Post # 18
124 posts
Blushing bee

My fiancé would be positively giddy and I caught him staring and smiling at me in a very loving way in the weeks prior. We had a trip planned and I had a strong gut feeling but I was none the wiser to his actual planning besides a talk several months before when he asked if I wanted a ring (the religion he was raised in doesn’t typically do jewelry  but he likes it and wanted to know my stance). He offhandedly asked me my ring size during a a tv show when the topic came up and I didn’t know my size! Other clues, he unconsciously played with my hands and fingers frequently while watching a show or driving. He was extra affectionate physically with hugs and cuddles and he verbally expressed how deeply he cared for me way more than normal. He’s quite affectionate normally but this was hyper drive! 

Post # 19
110 posts
Blushing bee

I was absolutely sure it wasn’t happening in the next couple of weeks and I legit told my bestfriend: there is no way he could have bought the ring without me knowing. I know where he is all the time, and I know every place in this house, he couldn’t hide it. 

Welllllllllll he had bought the ring already and I had no idea!!! He was as cool as a cucumber, except maybe right before proposing, when he wouldn’t leave his backpack with me even for a minute!

Post # 20
376 posts
Helper bee

no idea whatsoever…no clues, no signs, no overtly lovingness, nothing haha infact when he did propose I thought we were justhaving a general conversation cos I really didn’t expect it at the time (we had talked all the way through our relationship about marriage so I knew one day it would happen)

Post # 21
5 posts

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canadianbee91 :  As someone who is proposing in less than two weeks, I honestly don’t think so. I’ve know for over two months when I’m going do it, and where we’re going to be, have the ring safely hidden at a trusted family member’s house, and made sure that the money came from a source my girlfriend won’t notice it (we live together and she does most of my banking for me). 

If anything, over the two months I’ve been firmed up on my plan, the only thing I’ve done is possibly worked harder to suggest the timeline is much further off than it is. 

Post # 22
763 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2020

A few weeks before he proposed, my fiance asked me my ring size. He disguised it by saying his Mom found a bunch of old rings and wanted to know if they’d fit me. I was suspicious but I didn’t want to get my hopes up. Two days before he proposed he was looking at me weird, but he had just told me about his parents re-homing one of their dogs and I assumed he was making sure I was okay (I LOVE dogs). Turns out the ring had arrived that day. I had no real idea until he was getting down on one knee though.

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