Understanding how men think is not based on the amount of time you have been together. The fact is, men give off a lot of tell tale signs that they’re about to pop the question. Here’s my timeline of when you can expect a proposal!
Stage 1: Getting to know Family and Friends
Once a man sizes you up as a potential wife, he will start introducing you to his family and friends. You will be included in his social events and parties.
He wants you to mingle with the people around him because you might eventually be part of his world. Similarly, he will want to meet you family and friends too.
Stage 2: Planning a Future Together
You’re getting slightly closer to a proposal if he starts talking about finances, whether he wants children, where he wants to live and all these plans he is making for the future includes you. He will also start saving money or start investing.
Stage 3: BIG Hints!
When he’s very close to a proposal, meaning he is actually already starting to plan how and when to do it, he will drop some very big hints. He will test the water by asking you questions like “If I proposed to you at [insert time or place], what would you say?” He may even give you the heads up by saying, “I’m going to propose to you “sometime this year”.
He will ask you what kind of rings you like, or he might take you to a jewellery shop to try on some rings, so he knows your ring size. This is a dead giveaway that he is planning to get down on one knee very soon.
Stage 4: He’s Not Himself
Some men become preoccupied and distant in the days leading up to the proposal. Others might be extra loving and attentive. Or, become very secretive. Either way, there will be a noticeable change in his behaviour.
Try not to spoil the surprise by snooping or asking too many questions. And for goodness sake, don’t do the crazy girl thing and pick a fight with him.
If you’ve been through all 3 stages above already, and your boyfriend suddenly starts acting strange one day, cut him some slack… it could be a sign he’s just about to propose!
So there’s your rough guide to when he might propose. Use it with a dose of your own female intuition. Enjoy each stage patiently and wait for that blissful day to come.
And when it does happen, I’m sure that it will still be the best surprise of your life!