When most of our parents were young, they jumped into marriage just about as quickly as they could, many of them much sooner than they should have. Well, whether or not it worked out for most couples back then, it seems that most young adults these days have a lot more to cross off the bucket list before they’re ready to tie the knot. Then again, others just get so distracted and comfortable that a relationship can go on for years before they’ve even considered marriage. Whatever your case may be, if you’re ready for him to pop the question and you don’t want to beg for it, then you’re going to have to learn how to get into his unconscious mind. Here are five ways to drop the hint and get him to propose.
Always Approach The Topic With Humor
The last thing you want to do is turn your desire to take the relationship to the next level into a divisive subject. That’s why you want to keep things light and funny. For example, if you live together and you decide to get a new set of bath towels, you could “accidentally” buy a set of “his” and “hers” towels. This might not be the bolt of lightning you need to get him to propose, but consider it a handy flashlight.
Trigger His Tailored Ads
This one is a little difficult if it’s not normal for you to freely access his computer, but if it is, then it’s really quite harmless. All you have to do is conduct a little bit of research on engagement rings and proposal ideas on his favorite browser. Soon enough the cookies on those searches will be recorded, and his typical car and sneaker ads will start turning into fine jewelers and honeymoon resorts.
Talk To His Mom
This is a sensitive one, and if it’s truly not an option, then you can always choose another close friend or relative with whom he trusts. You want to find a time to talk to this person in private and ask if the subject of engagement has come up or not. There’s no need to worry if it hasn’t – you just need to know where you’re starting from. You can ask this person to broach the subject while you’re not around and give a gentle nudge.
Watch More Romantic Comedies
This one may seem pretty cheesy, but you really have to be persistent when it comes to some guys. Knowing exactly what kinds of movies to choose really does require you to know him, though. So, this approach will surprise you by how well it puts your mutual understanding to the test. A lot of guys are far more romantic and sentimental than they like to admit, so you might be able to choose the traditional blockbuster rom-com, or you might have to get a lot more creative. Try to find movies with actors that he likes, music that he likes, and characters that he relates to. The little things go a long way when you’re trying to get him to propose. IMDB is going to be your saving grace on this one.
Let’s face it, this one isn’t really about dropping hints. It’s about dropping your guard, allowing yourself to be vulnerable and doing whatever it takes to keep the conversation productive. You want to make sure that you approach the topic at a time when you both have plenty of time to discuss it – ideally during a time that you have already carved out for spending with each other. By the end of it, you want him to know how you feel, what your expectations are, and how you imagine your future together. You also want to hear all of the same from him. If the conversation ends on a good note, then you should take it as a good sign. However, if the conversation ends on a bad note, you should reconsider whether or not you still even want to get him to propose, or if it’s time for him to get out.