There are signs to look for that will tell you all you need to know regarding whether your guy is ready to ask you to spend eternity together.
When a man decides that he wants to marry a woman, he will pull out all the stops to make the magical moment when he asks that burning question a truly unforgettable one. But what about the time leading up to the proposal? Specifically, how do you even know that he’s about to propose to you at all?
Luckily, there are signs to look for that will tell you all you need to know regarding whether your guy is ready to ask you to spend eternity together. There are key behavioral traits and actions your man will display when he’s about to pop the question.
He’s constantly talking about your future
If he’s talking about your relationship years from now, mentioning starting a family or how he would like to be married someday, then he’s already throwing out some serious hints. Talking about the future also lets you know what you can expect when you both get married because he’s already expressing what he wants.
He plans a secret trip
When your guy is ready to propose he may exhibit different vacation behavior. If he’s designated himself to be in charge of everything about the trip and he’s being secretive about what the trip entails, then a proposal might be near. You might need to pack a few of your best dresses and lingerie, just in case you have something to celebrate while you are away.
He has curbed his spending habits
If you have noticed that he’s shopping less, not going out as much or has stopped traveling as frequently, then he might be saving his paychecks for an engagement ring you will absolutely love.
He casually asks your ring size
There’s really not completely subtle way to ask this question, but he may try anyway. You could be on the sofa surfing the internet, when he asks your ring size out of the blues. Well, that’s a question that always has a purpose behind it, so be on high alert.
He’s having conversations with your family without you around
Your man might want to ensure that he has the blessings of your family to marry you before he actually asks. If he hangs out with your family or talking with them on the phone without your knowledge, then, he’s definitely up to something and that something is probably setting the stage for a family-approved proposal.
He starts commenting on other married couples
Listen to him closely. Is he verbally admiring the way another couple maintains their marriage? Has he mentioned that he’s asked a married couple for their tips to making their union last? If so, not only is he likely getting ready to ask for your hand, but he’s also serious about making the marriage last.
He has been reminiscing about your relationship
When you are getting ready to embark on a major life decision, it’s normal to start reminiscing about the past. This is especially true regarding relationships. If he has been sentimental lately and talking about the origins of your relationship and how you ultimately fell in love, he’s probably ready to get down on one knee.
He’s not hanging with his friends too much
With such a major life change looming over him, your man might need a lot more time to himself to focus on what he’s about to do. This could signal that he cut out the time he would usually spend with his friends and instead choose to be with you as much as possible.
A special date is approaching
An upcoming special date could be just the reason he needs to finally ask you to marry him. Whether it’s your birthday, Valentine’s Day or your anniversary, a special date for the two of you is a very romantic time to get engaged. Check to see what special dates are coming up and be prepared for something major to happen.
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His behavior has become increasingly secretive
If he’s been acting secretive and nervous, coupled with some of the other potential engagements signs, then you can breathe a sigh of relief. This is a clear sign that he’s attempting to pull off a proposal you won’t forget, so try not to get annoyed at his change in behavior. After all, it’s for a good reason.