How to Get Him to Propose

Real women share stories of how they got him to put a ring on it!
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How to Get Him to Propose

Real women share stories of how they got him to put a ring on it!

-Carrie Seim

Get him to propose

You’ve been seeing a great guy for quite awhile (five years, five days, but who’s counting?) when you realize he’s the one. Single lady, you’re ready to put a ring on it.

Unfortunately, he’s not so swift on the engagement uptake. So how do you get him to pop the question before you pop from frustration?

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We should point out that most psychologists and family therapists advise against manipulating or coercing anyone into an engagement. Instead, they urge honest and open communication with your fiancé-to-be.

“I don’t think anybody should be trying to get their boyfriend to propose to them,” says marriage and family therapist Cory Honickman, whose website, The Marriage Prep Adventure Series, coaches couples before they tie the knot. “That’s a huge red flag,” she adds.

Still, a little nudge can’t hurt, right? BettyConfidential asked real women how they got their husbands to propose. Here are some of their surprising answers:

Don’t be too eager.

A 32-year-old married lady in Los Angeles brags that she was insistent on a long courtship, which seemed to spur her boyfriend on the engagement track. “I actually told him I didn’t want to be married until we hit the two-year dating mark,” she says. “Maybe that helped?” Guess so, since he proposed right on schedule.  

One New York woman, who’s been happily married for more than 40 years, offers this advice on snagging a ring: “I found the best thing with my boyfriend – now husband – was to have an inordinate and unreasonable amount of patience,” she says. “I knew he was the one, but I didn’t rush him. I knew he’d come around.”

Bake him a chicken.

There’s something about an aromatic hot meal that leaves men drooling for more – of you! In 2004, Glamour magazine published a famous recipe for “engagement chicken,” which gained cult status because of the many proposals this fabulous fowl supposedly produced. Many women swear that baking this chicken is what finally made their boyfriends seem them as “wife” material.

Sounds a bit sexist/Mad Men to us. But hey, if you’re in a hurry to hit the aisle, it can’t hurt to turn on the oven once in awhile.

A 32-year-old occupational therapist told BettyConfidential that she came across the recipe while dating her husband-to-be.

“I do admit to making it once, although nothing could get my husband to propose any faster,” she says. “It took him four years of dating, three years of living together and a joint real estate purchase.”

Aha – that sounds a lot more 2009. But who knows, maybe the bird got the ball rolling?

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3 thoughts on “How to Get Him to Propose

  1. pennyjmay says:

    Getting him to propose takes a bit more than hints and suggestions – there are a lot of guys who are commitment phobic and getting those ones to propose is nigh on impossible. there is a real skill for doing this properly (and ethically) if you are interested. I wrote a review about it on my relationship website – take a look. http://reviewingrelationshipadvice.com/index.php?p=products/reviews/girl-gets-ring-system-review

  2. Tara says:

    After being in relationship with him for nine years, he broke up with me, I did everything possible to bring him back but all was in vain, I wanted him back so much because of the love I have for him, I begged him with everything, I made promises but he refused. I explained my problem to someone online and she suggested that I should rather contact a spell caster that could help me cast a spell to bring him back but I am the type that never believed in spell, I had no choice than to try it, I mailed the spell caster, and he told me there was no problem that everything will be okay before three days, that my ex will return to me before three days, he cast the spell and surprisingly in the second day, it was around 4pm. My ex called me, I was so surprised, I answered the call and all he said was that he was so sorry for everything that happened, that he wanted me to return to him, that he loves me so much. I was so happy and went to him, that was how we started living together happily again. Since then, I have made promise that anybody I know that have a relationship problem, I would be of help to such person by referring him or her to the only real and powerful spell caster who helped me with my own problem and who is different from all the fake ones out there. Anybody could need the help of the spell caster, his email is (spirituallove@hotmail.com) you can email him if you need his assistance in your relationship or anything.

  3. Bosh Emily says:

    I'm a married woman living happily with three kids and a lovely husband.But wasn't always a bed full of roses for me.I was once married to a man before meeting my present husband.I was compelled to marry my ex husband because my family wanted me to marry a high society man like my dad claimed to be.I never loved him but maybe he did love me but forcing it on someone only pushes the person further away.The love of my life was separated from me because my parents said they were just ordinary in order word he had no money and power.I was always in contact with the love of life but having a relationship with him wasn't possible because i was married but the more i went further from the love of my life the greater the love i felt from him.when my husband discovered that i was still keeping in touch with the love of my life he did a lot of things that i can not start talking about.I asked for a divorce and he refused because of the situation that was at hand.After a long while of misery and torments i found a spell caster named BANOJO online through some comment on how i got my husband out of my life.I contacted the spell caster and told him my problems.He gave me a list of materials to buy which i later sent to him in order for him to make the spell.Since then my life has turned around and all my problems has been solved.So if you have that same problem or a similar one you can contact him via email at bababanojospell@outlook .com .Good luck as you do so.

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