What If My Partner Proposes?

So, you suspect your partner is going to propose. Maybe they’ve been acting a little strange lately. He could be acting nervous and needy, suddenly concerned with money, and actually taking an interest in the weddings of others. Maybe he’s even started helping more around the house, going out less, and initiating conversations about the future. All of these are signs that he may be proposing, although there are many more signs! Maybe you’re not even suspicious anymore – maybe you’re downright certain that he’s going to propose. Perhaps your best friend accidentally blabbed, or you found the ring, or some other undeniable proof that he’s going to pop the question.

If you’ve been waiting for this day for a while, then it’s important you know how to prepare. Below, we’ll talk about a few things you can do if you suspect that this is something your partner is going to do soon. Take a look:


Don’t Get Too Attached To The Idea

If you’re not 100% sure that your partner is going to propose, don’t get too attached to the idea. If they are simply trying to be a better partner, you will be disappointed when they haven’t gotten down on one knee after a few weeks or months. At least don’t assume it’s going to happen every time you do something special together if you know that they are going to propose, as you won’t be able to fully enjoy the time you are spending together! Don’t get so distracted with wondering when it’s going to happen that you can’t focus on what you’re doing. Just let go and let it happen when it happens. You’ll be far more surprised and delighted this way!

Get A Manicure

You’re probably going to want to take a picture of the ring from every angle when you get it on your finger, so consider having a manicure, or at least tidying up your own nails if you think it’s going to happen soon.

Appreciate The Surprises

You might know your partner is going to propose, but you don’t know how or when it’s going to happen. Appreciate the little surprises! Your partner might have hired somebody like Andrea Matone to capture your surprise proposal – so make sure you look surprised!

Don’t Start Wedding Planning

If you start wedding planning now, you won’t be able to fully enjoy getting engaged and how that feels. Being engaged for a while first and relaxing into it can feel much nicer than immediately getting to work. Allow yourself to bask in the newly engaged (or newly about to be engaged) glow!

Be Patient

Your partner, if they are right for you and want the same things, will propose eventually. Don’t try to drop hints and rush them. Be patient and know that what you want is coming. Why stress about something that is supposed to be a joyous occasion?

Do you suspect your partner is going to propose, or did they do it when you least expected it? Leave a comment and let us know!


Hi! I'm Chaz. I'm the Founder of The Green Button Project, I run my own mental health blog, and I'm also a mental health volunteer with Time to Change and 7Cupsoftea.com. I also love dogs.

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