6 Signs That Your Partner Is Going to Propose

Choosing to spend the rest of your life with someone is a pretty big commitment. When that moment in your relationship finally comes and your partner asks you to marry him or her, it can either be pretty expected because they’ve done such a poor job of hiding the proposal, or it can come as a major surprise — in that case, he or she did it the right way. If your partner has been acting strange lately and you’re not sure what’s up, they may actually be planning a proposal. Here are six signs to look out for to determine if your partner may actually be planning to finally put a ring on it.

1. Your partner is talking to your friends more, which seems odd

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Is your friend talking to your friends a lot more often? | iStock.com

If your significant other has not been too fond of your friends or just not overly friendly with them, and now all of a sudden is talking with them and asking them about your schedule or things that you like, something is up. This digging for information is leading to something. Danielle Rothweiler of Rothweiler Event Design explained to Bustle, “If your S.O. isn’t a big planner and all of a sudden seems concerned about where you will be, and when you will be available, he is looking for a clear date to get on the calendar and pop the question!”

2. Your partner cooked up your favorite meal for no apparent reason

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It could mean more than just a nice dinner. | iStock.com

Is your significant other doing sweet things for you like cooking your favorite meal for no reason and seeming overly anxious doing it? Is he or she also insisting that you sit properly at your dining room table, which you both never do? Your love may be planning something extra special for dinner. The more adds-ons there are to dinner (candle light, music, fancy dishes), the more likely it is to end with a fiancé.

3. Your significant other has been cutting back on his or her spending

a ring in a box

An engagement ring can be quite an expense. | iStock.com

If your S.O. is more of a spender, or doesn’t hesitate to splurge and has recently been cutting back on his or her spending with no explanation, your partner may be planning on popping the question. According to research reported in The Daily Mail, a survey asked British women to cite strange behaviors from their partners right before they were going to propose. The survey found that one of the first signs of an impending proposal was “penny pinching.” More specifically, the survey reported 27% of women noticed their future spouses being much more cautious with their funds, opting not to splurge on getaways.

4. Your partner unexpectedly takes you to a foreign destination

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A surprise trip is a big clue. | iStock.com

Conversely, the same women in the survey reported that another sign of a possible engagement is your partner whisking you away to a foreign destination and taking care of all the details alone. According to the study, 17% of women say their men “whisked them away to a foreign destination so they could propose in style.” It makes sense. Everyone wants the proposal to be special.

5. You accidentally spot a Google search

A man on a computer while girlfriend sleeps

Google can clue you in. | iStock.com

If you accidentally spot your S.O.’s Google history on their laptop or phone and it consists of engagement rings/styles/sites or anything else that seems mildly wedding related, not only are they doing a poor job at covering their tracks, but they’re also most likely going to propose. Or perhaps they wanted you to find out? Or maybe you shouldn’t have been snooping around in the first place.

6. Your S.O. is acting weird

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Your partner could be acting strangely for a reason. | iStock.com

This is one of those instances that a proposal is the furthest thing from your mind, because you’re thinking that maybe you both are headed for a break up. If your partner is planning to surprise you, which is likely, keeping a secret can be tough. Thought Catalog says trying to cover up a ring purchase can be especially hard on someone about to pop the question. Then there’s the event itself. Though it might be strange when he or she suggests the two of you try something you typically never do, it could just be a part of the plan. According to The Knot, such outings could simply be to provide a setting for the big question.