I WILL say YES!
April 20, 2012 3:39 PM Subscribe
Surprise marriage proposal filter, askee edition: how did you handle it and what did you notice your spouse doing a lot of before he/she proposed?
posted by anonymous to human relations (20 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Pre-engagement wondering period alert!
I've been dating my amazing SO for about 8 months or so (I'm female and he's male) and we're both in our late thirties. Things are great and I have this weird hunch he's going to propose soon. We're both ready, emotionally, financially, physically, etc. and have talked about it some. I want a surprise proposal and I want him to do the asking (and I know he will eventually). He hasn't been acting out of the ordinary but has been a bit mushier than usual, mixed with a few dashes of stress that he claims is from "being busy with work".
My general question is this: did you notice any different behaviors before your spouse proposed? For those of you who had a surprise proposal, how did you handle the suspense and waiting? I know it will happen when it happens, but I still have that level of wonderment in the back of my mind. I'd love to hear your anecdotes and any advice on this pre-engagement period.