You’ve been with your partner a while now and you already know he’s the one you want to spend the rest of your life with. You’re ready and waiting for him to pop the question, but it seems like he hasn’t even thought of it — so why not drop a few hints to your man so that he knows that you’re truly ready to become engaged and wear the perfect marquise engagement ring.
Retailer of bespoke engagement rings, Angelic Diamonds, are here to help you along the road to married life with a few tips for dropping hints.
Spend time with married friends
He might be unsure of marriage—it’s a big commitment after all. Hanging out with your married friends should help him feel more comfortable. This will make him realise that you’re comfortable with him being around others in more serious relationships.
Although marriage has its ups and downs, spending time around married couples will have him wanting the same level of commitment with you. Although men who have parents that are divorced sometimes struggle to trust this commitment, replacing negative feelings with positive ones in this type of environment may help to bring him around to your way of thinking.
Share mutual interests
Avoid falling into a routine by becoming more than just his girlfriend. Sharing a mutual interest is a great idea. If you’re constantly being left behind for the guys, it will put a strain on his ability to propose and take you seriously.
Get involved with his interests and hobbies — within reason, of course! If you can be part of his whole life, rather than just someone he spends time with, then he’ll feel like you’re indispensable. Once you get to this point in your relationship, then he’ll feel like proposing, as he can’t spend his time without you!
It can be difficult, but sometimes you’ll need to use tough love to get what you want. If you don’t see your relationship heading in the right direction, and things are flat lining, try and find his pulse again by telling him you may move out.
One less dramatic option is to make small changes without discussing them with him first — think changing jobs or going out with the girls unannounced. Although he knows that you’re always there for him, this will make him feel that he isn’t being as included as he should be, and he’ll start to wonder why. Keeping him on his toes in this way will make him realise that he needs to put the effort in (by proposing!) so that he can get your undivided effort and attention in the future.
Open the communication channels
Often honesty is the best policy. If you want to get engaged, then why not talk to him about why it’s important to you.
Explaining why you want to marry him will show him how much you care for him, opening the floodgates to his feelings. Sometimes people have the same fears and doubts within a relationship, but they are just too afraid to address them with each other. By talking about your future together, he’ll know that you want to be a part of it. By giving him that gentle nudge in the right direction, you may just be engaged before you know it.