It can be tough knowing when your girlfriend wants you to propose these days. Mixed signals, suggestive questions, and seemingly random comments might leave a guy a bit confused. That’s why we put together a list of signs your girlfriend wants you to propose.
It’s important to note that this isn’t an “all or nothing” type deal. If she only gives you one or two of these signs, she may not be 100% ready for marriage… but if she’s giving you all of these signs? It’s probably time to buy an engagement ring and pull the trigger.
1. She Always Comments on Babies
While the term “baby crazy” may sound a little bit condescending, there’s actually a fair bit of science to back it up. A woman is on a tight biological clock, and female hypergamy often takes its course. Women want a baby from the best man they can get, and if it’s you? You’re in luck.
When a girl is commenting on babies everywhere she goes with you, from seeing that cute little boy in the Starbucks line, to seeing a 2-month-old infant in the airport, you know it may be time to start shopping for some engagement rings.
2. She Talks About Her Future With You
The key here is “with you.” Anytime a girl talks about your future “together” or her future “with you,” she’s probably looking for you to get an engagement ring and propose. Keep an eye out for anytime she drops these hints, because they probably aren’t random.
If she’s talking about eventually having children with you, buying a house with you, and maybe moving somewhere with you, fellas… she’s probably looking for you to find that perfect engagement ring.
3. You’ve Been Dating For More Than 2 Years
A lot of people get married after they’ve only been dating for a few months… and while some people say “you just know” when you’ve met your oneitis, other people disagree.
One thing we can all agree on however, is that if you’ve been dating a girl for more than a couple years, it’s probably time to start considering marriage. While you might not want to jump into it head first, it’s definitely that time to start really thinking about your future.
4. She Comments on Other Engaged Couples
“Oh, look! Betty Sue and Bobby Brown just got married!” she might say. If she’s commenting about her old friends getting married, people she’s friends with on Facebook getting married, and other random people getting married, she probably wants you to propose.
If you do decide to propose, consider doing it in a fun and different way. While there’s nothing wrong with proposing in a traditional way, some people like to change it up.
5. She Invites You to See Her Family
While this may not be a big deal if her family lives right next door, if she invites you to a family gathering when her family lives in a different state, she’s probably giving you a hint.
Whenever a girl invites you to see her family, she’s considering you as a future husband. Why? Because she wants to know what her family thinks. Women value the opinions of their friends and family, so it’s important you make a good first impression.
You definitely don’t want to come across as an asshole… but you still want to be a man who has his act together, and can confidently impress her family. It’s a fine line, for sure.
6. She Follows Wedding Accounts on Social Media
One of the biggest signs that a girl is looking to get married, is that she follows a lot of wedding accounts on visual-based social media. Platforms such as Tumblr, Instagram, and Pinterest are great for sharing wedding ideas, fun holiday wedding gifts, and more.
If she’s always talking about how “this dress is cute” or how “this wedding idea is so adorable,” you might want to take a look at some engagement rings and get a move on.
7. She Tells You
When a girl is deeply in love with a man, she might just tell him that she wants to get married. In fact, if you’re deeply in love with her, you may find that you can’t stop thinking about her.
If this is the case, it may be time to get married. If she is ready to get married, not all the signs she gives you will necessarily be indirect. She may just flat out tell you it’s time to get married.
In conclusion, there’s a lot of signs women might give you when they want you to propose to them. There isn’t necessarily one sign that trumps them all, although if she flat out tells you she wants to get married, that’s a pretty good sign.
Most of the time, however, she will just drop little hints. A comment here, and a question there – these are the types of things to keep an eye out for.