When we meet someone that we want to spend the rest of our lives with, it’s a natural next step to ask them for their hand in marriage. Traditionally, it’s men who propose to their other half, and though an increasing number of women are getting down on one knee, if you want to keep things traditional, you might need to nudge your partner in the right direction. Below, we have put together some strategies to help you do just that; read on to find out more…
Work on your relationship
Although there are no guarantees in life, and not every relationship works out, the best way to encourage your partner to propose is to have a healthy, happy relationship. Make sure you put in the work – it’s so easy for couples to coast along and grow tired of one another because they fail to make an effort, whether that’s going out for meals, listening to each other, or trying new things and experiences. Let’s put it simply: if you really want to get married then make your relationship something worth celebrating. If you’re always arguing or can’t trust one another, then the chances are that your partner won’t want to propose to you.
Look at rings
You don’t need to be engaged to look at rings. The next time you’re at the mall and you head towards the jewelers, take a look and see what they have to offer. If you’re looking for something a little more bespoke, check out Valentina engagement rings, stunning rings handmade in Ireland, that can be shipped to the United States. You can be as subtle or as blunt about this as you want to – show your partner the types of rings you like, and leave it to them to make the next move. Showcasing your tastes means they’re more likely to get the ring right. According to one report, 21% of women wouldn’t do anything or say anything about the ring if they didn’t like it, whilst 16% said they would want to change their ring.
Attend other weddings
If you’re at that age where all of your friends are getting married, then you’re in luck: attending weddings with your partner should hopefully plant the seed and help them come to the realization that it’s your turn to tie the knot. Sure, you might not want the same lavish and expensive wedding that your best friend had, but seeing the happy couple come together and celebrate their love for one another should be enough to get things kicked off. And if that doesn’t do it, be blunt: finish the night by asking your partner when your turn will come.
Get to know his family
The truth is that, when you get married, you’re not just marrying your other half; you’re also buying into their family. Spend some time getting to know his mom, dad, siblings, and best friends and make a conscious effort with them. The better you get on and the more you have in common, the easier it’ll be when it’s time to get married. If you’re able to fit into his world like a glove, then he’ll know you’re marriage material and will want to take it to the next level.
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