(Closed) SPIN OFF: Did you do anything to *hint* about wanting a ring?

posted 5 years ago in Proposals
Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

No hints. I gave him a maximum amount of time I would wait before I wanted to be engaged, it was 2 years so it was a decent amount of time. He proposed about half way 🙂

Post # 17
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Busy bee

I said “If I don’t get my visa without you, lets just get married” and he said “sounds good to me”.

Then fast forward 2 years (took so long to start the visa process, meanwhile.. we are falling more and more in love). 

I start noticing rings and realize I want him. I point out a few I like in costco. He says he’ll remember. I start sending him pics of rings I like. He saves them all in some evernote folder.

Then I realized I hate everything I use to like. Tried on rings in person. Found one I really like. Found alternatives. He said he saved more money and we were way under budget. Gave him contact info to get our ring designed. He took it from there. The proposal is all on him though… and i am trying very hard not to hint at where I want to be proposed to haha.

Post # 18
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I did not “hint”.. We discussed getting engaged and I used to crack jokes or make comments to “remind” him every once in awhile…

for instance .. one day I was annoyed because I found out Charles Manson was getting married so I said, “even a convicted murderer is getting married and I’m not!” My Fiance laughed very hard out loud about this… He actually had the ring when I said this but I didn’t know that at the time.. I made a lot of cracks like that… another one was when I was writing Xmas cards and culdnt figure out what to put for our return address so I told him that I was gonna put no name, “since I’ll never be a (his last name)” and he rolled his eyes at this… 

Then we were engaged a week later, lol! Oops. I busted balls a lot…

Post # 20
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

I told him that I hated rings by ShaneCo and he was like “oh… crap.. that’s where I was looking at them” (no s*** sherlock, why do you think I brought it up? :P)  I then said.. there’s this store.. Brilliant Earth or something… I like theirs…

As an anniversary surprise he took us ring shopping at Brilliant Earth.

Post # 21
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I didnt really hint. we just talked about getting married and after that we looked at rings online and got the size and he eventually did a surprise proposal. i think open honest conversation is better than hints IMO.

Post # 22
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Helper bee

Hints nah.. Once we were official, I told him if we weren’t seriously discussing commitment (I.e marriage or engagement ) in the next three years we could see other people. He took it to heart and proposed in 2 years 5 months. 

ETA.. He suggested we go ring shopping to see what I liked.

Post # 23
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228 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

Oh gosh. I don’t think I was terribly stealthy about this one, haha. 

Post # 24
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2016

I was going to post a pic the first time but couldn’t find it… anyways, here it is lol.

Post # 25
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47 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2015

SO and I had spoken a lot about the future and there was no doubt that we’d be together forever ever, and one day I stumbled upon my dream ring on pinterest and couldn’t stop thinking about it! It was on my mind so much that one night we were in bed and I blurted out “I don’t want to make you feel pressured, because there is no rush! BUT I FOUND MY DREAM ENGAGEMENT RING ON ACCIDENT AND I CANT STOP THINKING ABOUT IT!!” and he asked me to send him the ring and a few weeks later he not-so-casually asked for my ring size. This also was a great ice breaker to get the “timeline” convo started and I learned that he wanted to get married by the end of the year! A huge surprise to me! I know he ordered the ring already, so now I’m just waiting for the proposal. (we plan on eloping!) 

Post # 26
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Blushing bee

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ohmydarlinily:  I think this is how my life is going to go too lol…he’s all for it, heck he’s even the one that refers to us getting married frequently…but it’s like hes going to need a nudge.  

Post # 27
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - hallockville museum farm

We were together since I was 16 and he was 18 and he proposed on our 5 year anniversary. I showed him my dream ring a few times and he got me the exact one. 🙂

Post # 28
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Newbee

No hints as he knew he wanted to be longtem with me and that i was most likely the one since we first started dating. He initiated every step in us getting closer to getting married and would ask me what my timeline is. When i realized we hadnt ever discussed his timeline, i asked him about his and he told me when he sees us getting married. It was after that discussion that he “casually” brought up what type of ring i wanted, etc etc 🙂

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