Sizing a surprise ring?
January 26, 2014 12:41 PM Subscribe
I want to propose but I'm getting hung up on not knowing my
girlfriend's ring size. How does this work? (more inside)
posted by anonymous to Human Relations (39 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My girlfriend and I have been together a long time and discussed marriage before and I'm going to propose. She has said in the past that she wants it to be a "total surprise" and so I'm trying to do the groundwork without just asking her. I don't even know if that matters because neither of us know what ring size she wears. She has no other rings to compare to.
I tried to wrap some string around her finger while she slept, but she's both ticklish and clenches her hands. What other ways can I use to clandestinely measure her ring size without raising her suspicions? My only other idea has been somehow taking pictures of her hands and measuring from there, but I think that I'd only be able to measure the width at the top, not the circumference.
I'm sure this will be a funny story for later but for now I just want to get this done. How can I tell what size she wears?