Were you CONVINCED he would propose, and then he didn’t…? (long’ish)

posted 7 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
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Sugar bee

That’s crazy! If he’s purposefully trying to throw you off the scent of the real thing that is the most elaborate, expensive plan I’ve ever heard. πŸ™‚ You should post pics of the bracelet. I’m sure it’s gorgeous. 

I thought my guy was about to propose January 1, 2011. He planned a dinner to the most expensive restaurant in our area (which never happens). We got dressed up, he surprised me with dinner. 5 wine paired courses and 4 hours later, I touch his leg and feel something square. I think, “Oh, shit. It just got real in here.” πŸ™‚ I got so excited I had to run to the restroom real quick so I could wipe the stupid smile off my face and calm down. I come back. We have dessert. And go home. Get home, he pulls his stupid, fat smart phone out of his pocket. Fail. Still a fantastic night but I felt a little silly assuming anything square was a ring box. 

Haven’t had a close call since.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee

That is FABULOUS! WOW! If this is a preview of how awesome he is at picking out gifts, I can’t wait to see what he chose as your ring! And if that’s your engagement present as your neighbor let slip, it’s seriously right around the corner. Man, talk about buttering you up for a yes. πŸ™‚

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

On my anniversary we were getting ready to go to a fancy dinner and I jumped out of bed to grab a glass of water.  I rolled back into bed to see a jewelry box laying where I’d been… open it up and it’s beautiful earrings! I love them so much but I swear my heart jumped in my throat for a second!

Post # 7
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Blushing bee

There’s a particular song that my boyfriend was singing a LOT last summer… a real romantic song about his darling wonderful woman and how much he loved her and wanted to marry her. I thought he must have marriage on his mind and kept expecting a sung proposal, lol. Then he stopped singing it for like 3-4 months and I forgot all about it.

So anyway, we were having this big party right before Christmas and I had specifically arranged a playlist of Christmas music on his laptop. His buddy was in charge of the music, and I was in the next room when this same romantic song started blaring out for just a couple of seconds and then stopped. So my mind went into overdrive and I thought “OMG! That song isn’t on my playlist!” I assumed that my bf had asked his buddy to play that song later in the evening, and he had been practising singing along because he was going to make a really cute sung proposal. However his buddy had ruined the surprise because I had overheard the test run!

All evening I was on edge waiting for this music to start and for my bf to start singing to me and produce a ring…. guess what? It never happened. So I still have no idea why two seconds of that song blared out and then stopped… and why THAT song out of the thousands he has in his music library? It remains a mystery, and I still have no ring πŸ™

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

First of all, damn that is one gorgeous bracelet! I’m not that into jewelry, but that is seriously a lovely anniversary present, especially for a guy to give his GIRLFRIEND and not his wife!! I can’t believe he want so over the top for an anniversary present. I would have been freaking out just like you, thinking that this was it, he was about to propose. Who would have ever thought it could be anything else? But still, your boyfriend has amazing taste and he seems incredibly thoughtful. I’m sure you will be swept off your feet when he finally does propose. Until then, you have one gorgeous bracelet to keep your eyes busy!

Post # 9
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Newbee

Mine is a little funny as well. This was back in November, the weekend after our 2 year anniversary. My boyfriend and I have been talking about getting engaged for a while now; I picked out a ring and am just waiting for him to give it to me properly =) We were headed up to McCall, ID for the night, and on the way we were listening to the anniversary mix I made, so I was already in a lovey dovey mood right? He stops the car along the river, turns to me and says he’s been waiting to do this since we started out. My heart jumped into my throat, tears started brimming in my eyes, he kisses me deep and slow…and then he says “I’ve been dying to kiss you since we got in the car, and now I have to pee”. I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry! I confessed to him later what I thought his earlier intentions were, and he was surprised that I would want him to propose on the side of the road, and not at our destination site. Needless to say, it is a funny story now. I will never forget that moment of heart stopping this is it! though.

And it’s not the first time I’ve had it either. I’ve been so eager to get engaged, I thought it would happen last Christmas, because he told me he needed to speak to my parents about something important, and all eyes were on me when he revealed I had one more present that wasn’t under the tree. It turned out to be a Wii. Ha! =)

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

Were going away on vacation soon and i’m sooo hoping he does it then. I have this feeling he will…but i know i’m going to be dissappointed if he doesnt. We’ll have a great time dont get me wrong but i just need the proposal right now. He knows i need it. Not because of any issue with us, but he knows i have been down lately and i have alot coming up with work in the next few months, a proposal would help me get through. 

 

Post # 11
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Blushing bee

Mine is a short story, but this past weekend, my boyfriend was on his way home and called to say, “I have a surprise for you.” I tried to make lite of it and ask if it was silly things, but deep down was wondering if maybe the time had finally come. I started thinking maybe he had to go pick up a ring this morning since he was out on his own. We usually spend alot of time together, so maybe this was finally it! In the past few months he had asked me about rings and spent some time browsing one day on his ipad, so maybe he finally found one?? He even went as far as saying, “Trust me, you will be ecstatic! You will jump for joy!” I still tried to play it down and not get my hopes up, but secretly I was thinking maybe this was really it??? He came home, and had a shopping bag and lunch for me and then said “Well actually, it’s 5 surprises and took out 5 new vintage Nintendo games (I collect them). It was very sweet, because it was the games I had wanted and he got them so we could play together, but deep down I wanted to be like… “Really? :)”

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

@butterflylove: haha i HATE always wondering if THIS IS IT! The things i would usually be so excited for are not as huge because its really the only one thing i want. 

I got some nice earrings this christmas. I usually would be super excited because he is finally buying me jewellery (which he hadnt in the first 3 year) but now its not the jewellery i want. haha. I hate this. 

Post # 13
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Worker bee

I can so relate girls!  Last Christmas (2010)….bf couldn’t wait to open our gifts, he made me open mine on Christmas Eve because he was so excited to give them to me!  One of the gifts was in this small box (totally could have been a ring box) and he said “I can’t wait for you to open this!!!  You’re going to LOVE it!!  I’ll give you a hint, it’s something you’ve been wanting since you were a little girl!”  So I’m dying inside, thinking holy moly, it’s time!!  I wasn’t even “waiting” yet…we were together about 2 years, but I didn’t think it was “time” yet, ya know?  So I am panicking and my heart is racing, while I open the box….totally NOT a ring!  It was 2nd row tickets the WWE wrestling!  I have been a big wrestling fan since I was a child, and he knows that…and they were coming to town, so he got me awesome and expensive seats!!!  It was a fantastic gift and I was very excited.  I didn’t let on about what I thought it was, cause we hadn’t talked about that stuff yet….

Now I am waiting….and have been (somewhat) patiently waiting for a bit now…so if he had done that this past Christmas, I am not sure my reaction would have been the same lol.  I know I would have been excited for the tickets, but I would have also been a bit disappointed! Don’t put tickets in a ring box, that’s not a nice trick!!  

 

Post # 14
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2019

@Rush1986: haha, my boyfriend and I are going away next week for our anniversary, leaving on the wednesday, our anniversary is on the thursday, i know he has the ring and will propose before he goes away at the end of march, but i am hoping it is on our anniversary! i am so sure it’s then that I know I will be really upset if it’s not. He knows I am expecting it to be then, but I have told him if that’s not the day he was planning on, not to do it on our anniversary just to make me happy, but I still really hope it is that day!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee

@Jacqui90: ahaha he will probably NOT do it cause your expecting it and he wants it to be a surprise.  I know my SO wants it to be a surpise, so maybe the less i mention it the less he will think im expecting it haha

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

We had planned a trip to go Whale Watching and I totally thought he would do it then… turns out its not so romantic when youre throwing up for 6 hours on a boat πŸ™ Now I am hoping and praying itll happen next week for our anniversary! Or at Disneyland the next day. I need to be patient and not get my hopes up too much.

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