4. He’s hiding his phone from you
Sure, this could be malicious, but hopefully, you both trust each other enough to not worry about things like that.
If he’s hiding his phone from you, he’s likely hiding a number of things including:
- Texts with your mom, sister or best friend
- Emails or notifications for major purchases (like a ring)
- Emails or notifications for his surprise or romantic outing when he pops the question
So don’t fret if he’s acting a bit more clingy with his phone. He probably doesn’t want to ruin the surprise.
5. He starts putting the toilet seat down
OK all jokes aside, if your man is starting to act more “domesticated,” he probably wants to show you that he is worthy of sharing a home with for the rest of your lives.
He’s likely only going to pop the question if he’s certain that you’ll say yes, so he wants to do everything in his power to prove to you that he’s worthy of your love and affection. And yes, this may include making the bed or helping with laundry.
It’s a win-win!
6. He starts spending more time with you
Maybe “Saturdays are for the boys” just isn’t a thing for him anymore. If he’s cuddling up to you on the couch more, wanting to spend more of his free time with you and tossing away other bachelor activities (maybe he trashed that Mad River – Steelhead Extra Pale Ale poster finally), then it’s possible that he’s ready to make some other significant changes in preparation for spending the rest of his life with you.
7. He’s talking to your best friend, sister or mom
If he’s chatting with someone close to you, he’s probably trying to gauge a few things:
- How likely you are to say yes
- How he can best surprise you or swoon you for the proposal
- Any other little secrets or details that can help make it more special
So if he becomes buddy-buddy with your mom, dad, or a close friend, it’s likely that they’ve already had the talk.
8. It’s close to your birthday, a holiday, or an anniversary
If you two have a special date including your anniversary or another celebration, he may want to celebrate that with a proposal. It’s also very common to be proposed to on:
- Your birthday
- New Years Eve
- Valentines Day
So keep that in mind when these special dates approach.
9. You find him snooping around your jewelry box
This one’s pretty obvious, but if he is trying to find sneaky ways to figure out your ring size or determine your style, you can be pretty certain that he’s definitely going to propose to you.
If your favorite ring magically disappears, it’s officially okay to start searching for venues and designing invitations!
10. He plans a surprise romantic outing
This is possibly the most telltale sign of all that he is going to propose, especially if he’s vague on the details.
A romantic weekend on the Sonoma Coast? A reservation at an exclusive restaurant in Wine Country? A surprise rendezvous to a special place that holds meaning to both of you? It’s pretty much in the bag.
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