Post # 32
He didn’t sleep the night before the proposal. Also, I had noticed one of my rings in my jewelry box had been missing for about 2 weeks prior to the proposal. I came to find out he used it to figure out my size. He also proposed the day before my birthday, which really was a surprise.
Post # 33
My fiance (hey, check that out… that’s the first time I’ve written that out!) was displaying all types of uncommon behavior prior to actually proposing. We had worked out that we were going to get married for a year, saving up money, shopping for rings together, etc, etc. So I knew it was happening just not so much when.
The first sign that it was happening REAL soon is when he decided a month out that we should do something for Valentine’s Day like go out to a nicer restaurant, which was definitely odd because we’ve never made special plans for Vday nor done a fancy dinner date. Additionally, he’s not really the type to plan out activities way in advance so when I was surprised when I told him to take care of arrangements and he said OK and went on his merry way.
Everytime I asked why we were doing a fancy dinner when we had never done it before, he found a way to avoid the question or change the subject. Then during the next few weeks he asked about odd specifics like what I’d be wearing to dinner. And on the night of he was a lot less talkative than usual.
Post # 34
@Minutiae: I LOVE that.
Has your boyfriend been starting conversations about “the future”, i.e. children, finances, jobs, etc.?
- yes. We have always talked about what we want, etc. But few nights ago: “How many Children do you want?” Him: “ok. Me too.”
- His timeline
- Looking at homes, etc.
Has he talked about marriage specifically?
- He wants to get married. Small, destination perhaps.
Is he talking about marriage more frequently, or has he stopped talking about it altogether?
- He has stopped talking about it. but more loving than EVER!
Has he commented on your jewelery, asked for your ring size, or gazed excessively at your left hand?
- Just asked my ring size 🙂
Has he come up with excuses to take you jewelry shopping or explore your jewelry tastes?
- he’s asked a few things (yellow gold, platinum, etc.) but that was a while ago.
- His mom asked me what I thought of shopping for e-ring together (him and I). I said: Not for me.
Have his spending habits changed?
- He’s always been a saver.
Has his behavior changed; has he displayed out of the ordinary nerves, secrecy, romantics, or other behaviors?
- over the top romantic, attentive, loving. AND asking me all the time if I love him. cute 🙂
Is a significant date, whether holiday, outing, or anniversary, coming up?
- Yes. Christmas: My Absolute FAVORITE time of the year!
- We are going to the city where he first said “I love you”. Awww.
Do you feel like you’ve discussed many of your potential marriage concerns and you’ve hit a calm period in your relationship? Sort of like a calm before the storm feeling?
- yes. over our 3 years of dating we have discussed our wants, etc.
Those are the symptoms of MPP (men planning proposals) as Dr. Minutiae know them. 😀
Post # 35
Sounds promising! Hope it happens for you soon!
Post # 36
@Carebear0613: Well i am a waiting Bee as well, signs that he will propose is if he takes you to look at rings and talks about how you can be a girlfriend forever. My boyfriend actually told me that he was going to propose by christmas, so now it is just the waiting game. How are you future Hubbys finances, do you guys discuss important issues? Does he make you a priority? Does he take the relationship seriously? Does he talk about your future together and the possibility of having kids.
Just talk with him about what your mutual goals are and what he sees interms of the future for your relationship.
Best of Luck and Love
Post # 37
My boyfriend was an absolute pro. He didn’t give away anything until moments before he proposed when he started talking about how much he loved me. Even the weeks and months before getting engaged, he would say things like he didn’t have money yet for a ring, maybe by next year (when it was only a month away in reality!), etc. In all honesty, he actually had everything planned out for months.