So, You Found Out They're Going to Propose

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Photo by JD Mason on Unsplash

For many men and women across the globe, the thought of being surprised by the most romantic proposal brings butterflies to their stomach. And then there are those who could literally care less (you do you, boo). And on top of those people, you have people like me, who don’t want it to be a surprise at all. Like the scene in Sweet Home Alabama when they go to Tiffany’s, and she gets to choose her ring; that’s my dream.

All of that aside, for those who do want it to be a surprise, sometimes bae isn’t the best at hiding it. Case in point, one of my good friends who recently got engaged knew it was coming because she found the ring receipt. Come on bro, put the receipt in the safe.

Anyways, what should you do if you find a receipt or the ring? Depending on the situation, we have a few options.

Pretend You Saw Nothing

This may seem like the most obvious, but it’s easier said than done. Knowing that somewhere in the world there is an engagement ring waiting for you would make even the most patient person jittery. Regardless, you can take solace in knowing that something is coming (and that you should be maintaining your manicure or at least your cuticles).

Practice Your Surprised Face

For some, it may be difficult to act surprised when you know a proposal is coming, but your honeybunch is liking expecting you to be shocked. So what do you do? The answer is simple: practice being surprised in the mirror or watch proposal YouTube videos for inspiration.

Don’t be Too Obvious

You know when you’re talking to someone you care about, and they keep acting like they know something? Yeah, don’t do that. You’ll blow your cover if you keep acting all antsy around your S.O., and they’ll know something is up. Just. Be. Cool.

Don’t Panic

Once you know a proposal is going to happen, it’s hard not to think everything you two do could be the moment. Going to the grocery store? Obviously they’ll propose in the produce section. Hitting up the Chick-Fil-A drive-thru? They probably pre-planned it so it says ‘Will You Marry Me?’ on your barbecue sauce packet (honestly, I would love this). Remain calm. Relish this time in your life and let it come naturally.

You May Have to Confess

If you just can’t control yourself, you may have to admit that you found proof of a proposal. Your partner may dodge, dip, duck, dive and dodge, but at least you’re honest. And if you’re me, you may hope they give you a ring right then and there. Probably not, but you never know.

So, this blog was a little bit shorter than most, but ya know, not everything has to be a novel. Did you find out that your partner was going to propose beforehand? We want to know what you did! DM us on Instagram or shoot us an email through our ‘Contact’ page.  

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