Ten Ways To Get Your Partner To Propose
We asked 1,000 married women and men for the most common hints they used to get their loved one to propose.
From casually mentioning ring sizes to filling their partner’s inbox with romantic holiday destinations, the hints revealed are amusingly honest. Here are the most popular….
Just say it
Asking your partner casually if they see themselves getting married one day is a subtle yet straightforward way of getting your message across. Asking ‘Who would you have as your best man?’ is another clever nudge.
Dress it up
Who isn’t gripped with wedding dresses and rings? Look at dresses when your partner is there (if you’re really bold you could even try one on) or leave jewellery magazines open in the house for a sparkling hint.
Dropping the ring size
Not knowing your ring size may be a big factor in your partner dragging their feet. Pointing it out may just be exactly what they need for the helpful little nudge. You can always mention the specific type of ring you’ve always wanted, just to make sure.
Has your friend recently been proposed to? Point it out to your loved one as a hint and get the conversation started. Alternatively, try mentioning the length of time your parents have been married, or mention one of your mum’s/grandmother’s rings.
Families are brilliant when it comes to asking the things you might find awkward. If they haven’t done it already, get them to playfully ask your partner’s plans straight up. ‘When are you going to make an honest woman of her?’ is the most popular hint.
‘It could be us next…’
If there ever was a perfect time to drop a proposal hint, it would be at a friend’s wedding. Love is in the air – not to mention bubbles – and your partner is probably imagining your own wedding as much as you are.
Fiddling with a ring on another finger is a subtle way to show your partner that your engagement finger is diamond-less. Just saying…
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