20 Signs He's About to Propose

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It feels like you've been waiting forever for him to put a ring on it. All your friends are marching down the aisle. Your closet is stuffed to the brim with bridesmaid dresses so ugly even the Salvation Army won't accept them as donations. Every weekend, you're headed somewhere or another to go to yet another wedding.

When's it gonna be YOUR turn? When do YOU get to pick out the ugly bridesmaid dresses and obsess about seating charts?

You may be closer to the Big Day than you realize. And there are ways to tell that your man isn't as far gone as you might think. Here are some sneaky little signs that he's about to propose.

1) He's gone from being freewheeling about spending his cash to being a bit of a spendthrift for no apparent reason.

2) He's nesting -- getting rid of that Budweiser sign in his living room and rearranging the bathroom to accommodate your hair and makeup stuffs.

3) While he's been nesting, he's dumped ALL evidence of former lovers and girlfriends. Old love notes, old photos, everything. Gone.

4) Many of your conversations have been about the future with a capital F, and both of you are in it.

5) Someone else -- your mom, your sister, your bestie -- randomly starts trying on your rings and casually asks what size you wear.

6) He's stopped complaining about being your +1 at weddings.

7) He's started to size up weddings you go to together -- critique them, even.

8) He's happy to take part in your family events, especially those with your parents.

9) He's making more plans that include both you and his parents.

10) He thinks it's about time his parents meet yours.

11) He's begun to size up family options on everything from the house to health insurance. 

12) He's settling down to be a real grown-up. Between ditching the gigantic bar in the living room to selling his prized Corvette, he's thinking "we" not "me."

13) He's been more helpful than usual around the house. Whether it's mulching your rose garden or making sure your laundry is done, he's suddenly all about helping.

14) He seems...nervous. But for no good reason. 

15) He wants to make sure you know what a catch he is -- even if you've already been dating for a long while.

16) He brings up the "do you want children?" conversation with you after many moons of pretending pregnant women, newborn babies, and the subject as a whole do not exist.

17) He's gotten weirdly secretive, but not in a "oh shit, what's he hiding?" way. 

18) He makes sure to let you know that you're the one for him.

19) He's been talking to your married best friend more often.

20) Your friends seem ever so slightly reluctant to hang out with you. (Back story: They don't want to interfere with His Plan to Pop The Question, which he's been discussing with them for months.)

What are some other signs he's about to propose?


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jessi... jessicasmom1

Sweet I am going to be hearing the question soon then I got he engament ring but have not set the date yet

sweet... sweetmom1007

Well for me back in 1992 we looked at engagement rings together. Lol

nonmember avatar heroller

So, just a question... He had me look at some rings for "christmas". They were in no way whatsoever engagement material but I had told him before that I didn't like the ring he wanted me to try on because we saw it in a magazine. In the drive home, he said he was offended that I said I didn't like the ring in the store, but I had told him that before. I tried to talk about it more, but he avoided it and said he couldn't say more that "it would ruin it".

Granted it could be just a ring for Christmas, but I listed a lot of different types of jewelry I could get instead of rings. He continued to say "it would ruin it". So either it would ruin the present (he can't keep a secret so that could be true) or a proposal. However, usually he despises looking at rings even when I tease him about getting married. We have even talked about getting married before...

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