Many of us dream of being proposed to and getting married from childhood, often imagining a spectacular event that would rival the nuptials of any fairy tale princess. If you’ve been with your partner for a while, you’re probably wondering when he might pop the question. Don’t worry, you don’t have to do anything as crazy as actually asking him, because if a proposal is on the cards – there will be lots of subtle signs that will tell you what you need to know. Read on to find out if you should start buying bridal magazines…
If he’s been spending a little less, and saving some of his hard earned cash, he could be budgeting for the big moment. So don’t get annoyed if he hasn’t been treating you to your usual nights out and little gifts – he could have the greatest gift of all in store!
He develops a sudden interest in jewellery, and seems weirdly keen to check out any rings that you already have. If he wants to ‘admire’ your hands, and casually slips in that he has wondered if you know your ring size – he could be planning to buy a custom engagement ring!
He’s suggested you get a joint bank account. Guys only do this when they’re in it for keeps, and if they are happy to share their money with you. If he wants to amalgamate your finances and help you out when you need it, a proposal could be just around the corner!
Discussions about the future are a major indicator that asking you to be his wife is on the cards. If he’s talking about what your life will be like in years to come, he’s probably going to go down on one knee sometime very soon. If he’s talking about having kids – you’ve hit the jackpot!
He’s keen to spend time with your family. Guys who aren’t hanging around don’t waste time getting to know your family. If he is thinking about marriage, he’ll be wanting to spend time with the most important people in your world to show them that he is worthy of spending the rest of his life with you. If he starts hanging out with your dad, he could well be gearing up to do the old fashioned thing and ask his permission before he proposes to you.
He’s spending less time with the guys. If your man seems to be tiring of those nights out with his guy friends, and is more keen to spend time at home with you – this is a sign that he is ready to make a commitment. If he follows that up with planning whole weekends just for the two of you – you know you’re on track to getting that ring on your finger!
When you do get your magical moment, make the most of it – as you will remember it for the rest of your life, and it will be something to tell the kids about! Once he’s proposed, read this article about how to plan the wedding of your dreams.