(Closed) Wishing he would offer to go look at rings…

posted 7 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
3968 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@HopefulInLove:  Maybe he’s worried that if you go to a store together you HAVE to buy something. Make sure he knows you can just browse, try them on, and even if you like one, you can have the salesperson write down the style information, so he could go back without you if you had your heart set on that one… whenever he wanted! I know some stores can be really pushy, so just be honest and say, we’re just browsing, looking for ideas, and check out a couple of places. I know my SO was really intimidated by some of the stores that had tons and tons of cases (even if just 1 or 2 were engagement rings) and he was a little overwhelmed and didn’t know how to handle the salespeople, all the jewelery.. so it might just be a comfort thing.

Post # 4
454 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@HopefulInLove:  Let’s say you two go look at rings…you know what you’re going to want next??  The actual ring.  And I’m saying this from experience.  I was soooo over the moon that SO and I went looking for rings and that we agreed on THE ring…and now I’m back to waiting.  Right after looking, there was this high and I thought that would get everything moving.  But guys seem to have their own idea of what the right pace is and what steps they should be taking.  The wait is worth it, we just have to keep reminding ourselves of that 🙂

Post # 5
140 posts
Blushing bee

It may be difficult, but it would be best to wait for him to suggest it. Men dont want to be coerced into shopping for a major purchase before they are ready. I tried to suggest it to my Boyfriend or Best Friend once and he was not receptive to the idea at all. A year later he told me we were going ring shopping completely out of the blue. I was ecstatic, and he seem really pleased with himself being able to make me so happy.

That’s just my own experience, yours may be different. However, if there’s one thing I’ve learned about men it’s that pushing them into doing something they aren’t ready/willingto do will usually have the opposite effect you want it to. 

Test the waters, ask him once. If he says no dice, it’s time to put on your patient pants.

Good luck!

Post # 6
1326 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Papillon23:  In the same boat as you. We went ring shopping in August, still waiting lol. Although he does have the ring, who knows when I’ll get it.

Let him suggest ring shopping. My SO took me to the mall to get a necklace fixed and while there he asked the sales lady to point us in the direction of rings. I was shocked he did this all on his own, and so glad he did. I had mentioned it before looking, so he must have felt it was time.

KittenB really took the words out of my mouth. Ask about the ring and gauge his reaction. You’ll know right off the bat if he’s feeling it or not.

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