You’ve been together for a while. You know it’s happening at some point. But how do you really know if he is planning on popping the question soon? Like how about now? When the holidays have set everything aglow and the world just feels more romantic. Scroll DOWN to read 10 sure-fire ways to know if he’s proposing during this magical season. Well, sure-fire might be a stretch. Or maybe it’s not. And if he needs a little ring help, click thru the gallery of our favorites!
He’s been getting mushy lately.
Like talking about your future. Wanting to cuddle on the sofa and just look at the lights on the tree rather than tune in to Friday night Football. If he has made a distinct shift into mush-ville, you know a ring is on the horizon.
He asks if you want to go on a trip.
Especially around the holidays when no one goes on trips unless they involve great Uncle Albert and a really bad fruitcake. If he ponies up a Caribbean trip right when you’re brainstorming on ways to avoid getting your cheeks pinched by Grandma Ruth, you know love is in the air.
He cranks up his cheap side a bit.
Saying no to big group dinners at fancy restaurants (because aren’t those the WORST for paying way more than you should be thanks to that absurdly expensive bottle of champagne that was ordered!?), or suggesting that you netflix and chill instead of going out on the town? He could have a very expensive reason for resorting to his often buried cheap side.
He asks what your pinterest handle is.
This one’s tricky because he either wants to buy you a bag or a diamond ring. And it could go either way.
He is acting squirrely and nervous.
He’s fidgety. And can’t sit still. When boys make big decisions, it often means they can’t plop on to the sofa with the same sense of ease that they normally do and instead, they putz around, fussing with everything, asking a million questions and generally just being odd. Especially on the day-of.
He plans a trip – without you.
Because a trip without you could very well mean a trip to see your dad which has a high likelihood of being built around “the talk.” He could also just be going to Vegas with his buddies but a little snooping around should get you the answers you need pretty fast.
Your parents start acting weird.
And if there is a trip to have “the talk” on the horizon, it will be made all the more clear when your mom starts acting aloof. This is a classic mom response. Dad’s are generally a little more cool. Moms? Not usually so cool.
He encourages you to go out for manicures with your girlfriends.
Manicure = cute hands when something sparkly is placed upon it. And this is especially true if you getting a manicure has never even entered into his brain space.
You notice that he is checking out other girls’….RINGS!
You notice your man checking out a girl. Not totally unusual. Take notice of exactly where he is looking. If he’s checking out her hands then you know what’s in store. That said, hands are generally kept near rears so again, this one could go either way.
He doesn’t seem to be doing any major shopping.
Because he’s done! If his gift is a big ass sparkly ring, he doesn’t need to do another darned thing!