Post # 1
Hi everyone! First time poster here. 🙂
I was feeling obligated to make an account and post about my suspicions of soon becoming engaged. My SO and I have been together for just about 6 years. This coming July we have a trip planned to backpack Europe and I cannot shake the feeling that it will happen there. Our very first stop is Paris and it just seems too perfect. I have an odd fascination/obsession with the city and have proudly decorated our apartment accordingly (Eiffel Tower galore!).
We have discussed getting married/engaged more and more this past year, and even got my finger sized and browsed ring options. The man is horrible at keeping secrets and boasted about how he purchased something really special a few weeks ago, with the real message being incredibly obvious. His mom even messaged me saying “I’m so excited for you, this will be the best summer of your life!” (admittedly, this could be due to the Europe trip but it’s just too out of character).
SO BACK TO THE POINT! It’s so clear to me that a proposal is coming and that it’s most likely in Europe. Did any of you know that your proposal was coming soon? Are any of you in the same boat as me currently? And if you did end up figuring it out prior or had strong suspicions, did it ruin the moment? I feel as if I know him too well and when one day he acts “different” I know that will be day, and I’m worried I’m ruining the moment for myself. Yes, I know, I’m an overthinker. I’ll keep you all updated on the accuracy of my suspicions as well:)
Post # 2
I knew my proposal was coming, I just had to wait for him to give me the ring lol!! The biggest difference was that we went ring shopping together and that I knew for a fact the ring was in the house, it was just a matter of when.
With that said, it did not ruin the proposal or the moment at all. I still cried when he put the ring on my finger. I really think the emotions of being in love with someone and knowing this is the moment you are agreeing to spend your life together.
My FH proposed in our house and didn’t even get down on one knee but I still cried and it was wonderful. With the added bonus of you being in the city of love, regardless of whether you know it’s coming or not you’re going to still feel those emotions and it won’t be ruined at all.
Post # 3
Oh I’m excited for you, bee! Do keep us up to date. Your Future Mother-In-Law comments would have definitely made me suspicious too.
I am in a similar boat myself. He is due to get the ring any day now but I asked him to wait until after I sit my professional exams at the end of June (I would never do any work otherwise 😂) I had thought he was gonna do it on a trip we have planned mid-July but then last night he said he wanted to have his best friend hide and take photos so it would be closer to home. (Sidenote: I love this idea) I see no reason why he would wait so I suspect it may be imminent upon the completion of my exams! On the lookout at all times for SO’s bestie 😂
Post # 4
We decided to get married. We did loads of ring shopping. He did tons of research on diamonds. I knew as soon as the ring came he’d propose and I was right and it was perfect. Just us (happened to be my birthday but that was conincidence). He was on bended knee, ring in hand. Knowing it was coming did not spoil anything. Happy travels!
Post # 5
My ring is meant to be ready sometime around the end of the month but then it depends when he can find someone to bring it to the town we live in (no reliable postal service here). But once he has it I’m fairly sure I’ll get it within 48 hours. Fingers crossed he finds someone travelling this way…
Post # 6
I designed my own ring and I know he has it. He’s insisting on waiting until we can take a long weekend away and He can propose “correctly”. The anticipation is killing me! I really, really hate surprises and am such a planner, so having an idea of when it’s coming helps me relax a little and I think will make the moment more enjoyable.
Post # 7
I knew when the proposal was coming, maybe not the exact day, but close enough. We had been together 7 years and knew we wanted to get married next year, so we started wedding planning about 6 months ago. He had recently graduated from law school so we started planning so he would have time to save up for the ring. My stipulation was that he propose before June, and he agreed with that. So then May rolls around (I really didn’t think he was going to wait til the last minute!) and I knew it was going to be 1 of 3 weekends since we are long distance. One weekend went by and it was down to 2. Obviously I knew it was coming and it crossed my mind several times, but it did not take away from the moment at all! I don’t know how to explain it other than I just was not able to wrap my head around it until it actually happened. It was so surreal. I thought for sure I was going to cry when he proposed but in the moment I was so shocked I couldn’t even think straight lol. I could have imagined the exact proposal in my head a thousand times and it still wouldn’t have compared to the actual moment!
Post # 8
My now fiance and I have been together almost 2 years and I knew the proposal was coming. He told & showed his 9 year old daughter the ring and she snitched him the next day. I played it off b/c I didn’t want to ruin his surprise but it killed me day by day not knowing when. The weekend of Mothers day he mentioned we had reservations the following weekend at a really nice restaurant in town so I put 2 and 2 together and knew it would be that night. What I didn’t know is that he had my sister and brother-in-law there to capture pictures and video 🙂
Post # 9
I’m basically in the same situation as you are. I’m meeting my boyfriend’s Mom for the first time this summer (she lives 8 hours away). We’re staying with her for 5 days in July and doing a bunch of touristy things in her town. A few days ago he told me that he was sorry if I was disappointed that he didn’t propose on my Birthday 2 weeks ago, but that I should know it would come after meeting his Mom. I couldn’t believe he gave me a hint like that! Of course, I don’t know how long it’ll be after meeting his Mom that it happens, but my mind has been going crazy coming up with different scenarios! Like maybe in the car ride home?!? lol
Post # 10
Yes. I knew it was coming. I am a HUGE Disney fan. And September 2016 we decided to take a trip to Walt Disney World for my birthday- this time he wanted all our family to come. This would be our last trip for a while.
The night of my birthday he was acting soooo weird. We had a backpack he wouldn’t let me carry, he I don’t know wasn’t acting like himself PLUS it was the last day of our trip. 11:11 is a v ery significant date to us ( our wedding date this year as well.) After the fireworks at the castle, at 11:11 he pulls me to the side and proposes. I knew it.
Post # 11
I got engaged in Paris! It was the last stop on our trip. I definitely hoped it would happen but didn’t really know. It was getting to the end of our trip and I was feeling less and less like it was going to happen, so I put it out of my mind…but then it did! Your signs are a lot stronger than anything I had to go off of 😊
Post # 12
I would just give you one piece of advice, if it doesn’t happen on the trip be preparaed for that as well.
I went on two trips where I was sure it was going to happen and it didn’t. I’m 4 months from my wedding now but the tension on this trips was rough.
Post # 13
Oh gosh, I’ve thought a lot about that as well. We went to Vancouver for our 5 year anniversary and Cancun for Christmas, and both of those trips I was so hopeful. It actually kind of made me in a sad mood. This trip is definitely our last for at least a year so I’m keeping my fingers crossed! His one too many hints are starting to get to my head haha!
Also, congratulations on your approaching wedding 🙂
Post # 14
You all definitely eased my mind quite a bit 🙂 It’s also nice to know that I’m not the only one who caught on/felt it coming. Sooo excited but the anticipation kills! I’ll comment back one I have some good news 😉