Your boyfriend may be pretty good at keeping a secret in which case it would get really difficult to know when he is going to propose to you. But fortunately most guys are not great at hiding their intentions, and so it becomes quite obvious to the girl that he is going to propose way beforehand.
It’s quite helpful to be aware of your boyfriend’s intentions so it does not take you by surprise to the point of leaving you flabbergasted. It will also keep you on your guard so you don’t come off doing something that totally spoils his plans.
Signs He Will Propose
Here are some signs that he is planning to propose:
He Gets Inquisitive About Your Ring Finger
If your boyfriend is planning to propose marriage he would most probably do it with a ring, as is the norm. The last thing he would want to do is get you a ring which is too loose or too tight. So if he’s practical he will want to know your ring finger size or at least try to get some approximation.
The chances are that he will try to get your finger size quite covertly. You might catch him getting too friendly with your ring finger trying to measure it with his thumb. Some guys get a little too obvious by asking the girl to lend her ring for a while on some pretext or the other.
He Gets Interested in Your Family
It’s only when a guy starts thinking about marriage that he starts taking a serious interest in the girl’s family. He might want to know how strict your father is or about your brother. He might throw in some indirect questions about whether you would be willing to marry a guy against your family’s wishes and stuff like that. He’s just making sure you won’t do an about turn on him if your family ends up disapproving him; this is an insecurity most guys have.
He Arranges a Date Well in Advance
If he is looking to do something special on the occasion of proposing, he would have to do some advance planning like reservations at a classy restaurant or some travel arrangements. So he’s bound to ask your availability for a date well in advance to make sure he doesn’t get his plans awry. This is a good hint that he is planning something special.
He Enquires About Your Commitment
No guy wants to be left holding the towel after he has proposed. Most guys are uncertain about their girlfriend’s reaction even if they’ve been in a long term relationship. So he’s bound to ask you if you are totally committed to the relationship before he plans on proposing, he might not ask this directly though. If you see him talking about commitment and stability, these are hints that he’ll soon be proposing marriage.
He Keeps Talking About a Surprise
It’s quite natural for guys to want to be on the safe side and not shock their girlfriend suddenly. So if he is planning on proposing to you, he will start throwing some indirect hints hoping that you will be intelligent enough to catch on to it. The last thing he wants is for you to be caught off guard. So if he talks about a surprise he has in store for you or if he acts all excited about a date, then you can take guess that he is planning on proposing to you.
He’s All Dressed Up For a Date
If your boyfriend comes dressed up for a date a lot more stylishly than ever before it could be a hint that he’s got something special planned up. He’d want you to remember the day and so he will want to put on his best appearance.
He’s Preoccupied on Your Way to the Date
If he’s going to propose to you, he’ll be mentally rehearsing the scene several times. He will want to be sure of what he’ll say and do while he proposes. Since this would be a priority on his mind he will come across as being preoccupied, in an excited way, while you guys drive to the date.
Girls are much better than guys when it comes to keeping a “surprise”. Most guys are just open books and one can easily read their intention. So if you want to know if your boyfriend is going to propose to you, just look for anything out of context in his behavior. With most guys it’s too obvious.