Women tend to easily pick up any changes in their partner’s behavior. Still, for most of us it is fairly difficult to figure out when our man is ready to take the big step because the signals are subtle and appear gradually, not overnight.
A few years ago, in order to be prepared, you needed to keep an eye on his actions. Nowadays, you need to mostly keep an eye on his online actions. For the last 10 years or so, online shopping has become the norm for purchasing diamonds and engagement rings. Therefore, you’d better keep an eye on his phone or laptop.
Read on to find out what other signals he might be sending you in preparation for the big question.
#1. He looks at you differently
It might seem strange, but you will know it when you see it. His eyes will be filled with more love for you, with a sort of glow. The intensity of his look might make you a bit uncomfortable or maybe take you back to the memory of your first dates. It should for sure trigger your diamond ring radar.
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#2. He is unusually cautious with his phone
If he normally doesn’t care if you use his phone for various things, but then suddenly admonishes you for it, you should not immediately think of the worst scenario. You can be a bit suspicious, unless you see other signs too, but he might just be doing a lot of online research about diamonds, sellers and options and, if he is not very tech savvy, to know how to erase his tracks, he might just be worried that you will find out and spoil the surprise.
#3. He seems more in love than ever
He could be more attentive with you, doing more around the house or acting cheesy. He suddenly seems totally under your spell, even more than usual.
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#4. He reacts strongly to you going through his pockets
Again, this is something to be considered in context. If he normally has no problem with you going through his pockets, but suddenly tells you not to, or makes comments to that effect, you can be a bit suspicious. You should keep your eyes open, but don’t necessarily think of the worst.
#5. You can’t find one of your rings
If one day you’re missing one of your rings, but then it mysteriously reappears, you should take it as a hint that the day is coming near. Even if the vanishing ring is not one that you normally wear on your ring finger, it does not mean that your man will not use it to find out your measurements. It only means that he does not know that you don’t wear that particular ring on your ring finger, and thinks that any ring will do.
#6. You feel him nervous
He is more fidgety than usual, like when someone is excited before going on stage. He would not be shaking or sweating, but he might seem impatient with everything but you.
#7. He looks at jewelry
You notice that, suddenly, when looking at jewelry online or offline, he seems much more knowledgeable about diamond quality, certifications, gold quality, diamond mount types. It only means one thing: he is getting ready for the big step.
#8. On walks you take together, he randomly stops at jewelry stores and looks at engagement rings with you
You might think this is an obvious sign, but it is not necessarily so, especially if he habitually gives you jewelry as gifts. He might just be trying to figure out if you are into diamond rings or not, or what size of diamond are you expecting. It can also mean that he is at the beginning of his research, and reaching the significant day will still be a while longer.
#9. He will make sure he gets your taste in jewelry right
Each of us have some pieces of jewelry that we simply hate, and that just sit in their pretty little boxes collecting dust. That’s the reason why he will be extra careful to choose the right engagement ring for you. It would simply not do for you to hate the design or the stone. After all, it is not just any piece of jewelry, it is the expression of his love for you, manifested in precious metals and stone. He might even purchase the stone separately, then ask your friends about your preferences in ring designs.
#10. He is spending less
It does not mean that he is spending next to nothing, but that he might think twice before spending more significant amounts. Even if you notice this, but nothing happens for months, don’t pressure him about it. You might just put him off, when what he actually needs is some understanding on your part. Men are very serious about this and consider there is no way back from this step, so just be patient with him. He will come around in due time.
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