If your long-term girlfriend says these 11 things, she definitely wants you to pop the question

So, you’ve been with your girlfriend for a while now.

Everything’s great.

You have fun, share dreams, and it feels like you two are perfect together.

But now you’re starting to think, “Is it time to ask her to marry me?”

That’s a big question!

You might be ready to buy the ring, but how do you know if she’s ready to say yes?

Well, the answer might be simpler than you think.

In fact, she might have already given you some clues.

In this article, we’ll share ten things your girlfriend might say when she’s ready for you to ask her to marry you. So read on and listen closely – she might have already dropped a few hints.

1) “All my friends are getting married.”

Whether it’s through a casual conversation or while scrolling through her social media feed, she might drop the line about how all of her friends are getting hitched.

This could be a subtle hint that she’s also ready to walk down the aisle. It might sound like a simple observation, but there could be more to it.

She’s not only noticing her friends’ life changes, but she might also be imagining the two of you having the same experience.

So, if your long-term girlfriend starts talking about all her friends who are getting married, it could mean she’s ready for her own ‘I do’ moment.

2) “I love weddings.”

This one’s a classic.

If your girlfriend suddenly develops an interest in weddings, takes time to watch wedding shows, browse through bridal magazines, or gets teary-eyed at every wedding scene in a movie, it’s a pretty clear sign she’s got marriage on her mind.

She may not directly say she wants to get married, but her fascination with everything wedding-related is a big, flashing hint.

So if you catch her immersed in ‘Say Yes to the Dress’ episodes or constantly talking about different types of wedding dresses, she might just be waiting for you to pop the question.

3) “I saw the most beautiful engagement ring today.”

I remember when my girlfriend started to drop this hint.

We were walking past a jewelry store one day and she paused, her eyes locked onto a sparkling diamond engagement ring in the display window.

“Isn’t that the most beautiful ring you’ve ever seen?” she’d asked, her eyes shining with excitement. It wasn’t just a one-time thing.

Over the next few weeks, she’d casually bring up different styles of engagement rings in conversation, asking my opinion on what I liked.

At first, I didn’t catch on, but after the third or fourth time, it hit me – she was trying to tell me something.

If your girlfriend starts talking about engagement rings and asking your opinion, there’s a good chance she’s hinting that she’s ready for you to pop the question.

She might be trying to gauge your interest in taking the next step or even give you ideas about what kind of ring she’d like.

4) “I can’t imagine my future without you.”

If your girlfriend utters these words, it could mean she’s envisioning a long-term future with you. Her saying this is a clear indication that she sees you as an integral part of her life, not just now but in the years to come too.

Most brides know they want to marry their partner long before he pops the question. They know because they couldn’t imagine their future without him.

So if your girlfriend starts talking about her future and you’re included in every scenario, she might just be ready for that proposal!

5) “We’re a great team.”

Isn’t it heartwarming when she says this?

When your girlfriend starts expressing how well you work together, how you support each other through thick and thin, and how your strengths complement each other’s weaknesses, it’s more than just a compliment. It’s her recognizing and appreciating the special bond you share.

In a relationship, being a ‘great team’ means more than just getting along. It’s about navigating life together, facing challenges head-on, and coming out stronger on the other side. It’s about knowing that no matter what life throws at you, you have each other’s backs.

If your girlfriend starts emphasizing how well you work together as a team, it could be her way of expressing that she’s ready to be your teammate for life. And what better way to make that official than with a proposal?




kind but emotionally distant man If your long-term girlfriend says these 11 things, she definitely wants you to pop the question

6) “Remember when we first met?”

I still remember the day my girlfriend started reminiscing about our early days. We were sitting on our couch, watching Netflix, when out of the blue, she turned to me and said, “Remember when we first met? I was so nervous, but you made me feel so comfortable.” She went on to recount our first date, our first kiss, and the first time we said, “I love you” to each other.

At first, I just thought she was feeling sentimental. But then it hit me – she was reminiscing about our journey together and how far we’ve come. This wasn’t just her being nostalgic; she was subtly hinting at our future.

If your girlfriend starts bringing up old memories and talking about your journey together, it could be a sign she’s ready to make even more memories with you – as your wife. 

7) “What do you think about kids?”

Now, this one can be a bit of a curveball. Talking about kids can be a touchy subject for some, but if your girlfriend has started bringing it up, it could be a sign that she’s thinking about the future – a future that includes you and possibly little versions of you two running around.

She might ask your opinion on having kids, how many you’d want, or what kind of parent you’d like to be.

This isn’t her pressuring you into anything; it’s her trying to find out if your visions for the future align.

Don’t freak out. Be honest.

Having this conversation is important as it helps ensure you both want the same things in life. And if you’re both on the same page, and you’re ready for it, it might be time to pop the question.

8) “I feel safe with you.”

When your girlfriend tells you that she feels safe with you, it signifies a deep level of trust and security in your relationship. It means she sees you as her protector, her confidant, and her rock – someone she can depend on no matter what.

Feeling safe and secure in a relationship is one of the most important factors for women when it comes to long-term commitment. Women are more likely to want to marry their partner if they feel secure in their relationship.

So if your girlfriend starts expressing how safe she feels with you, it’s a strong sign that she’s ready for the next step in your relationship – marriage. Don’t overlook this statement; it’s more significant than you might think!

9) “Do you believe in marriage?”

I’ll never forget the day my girlfriend asked me this question. We were driving home after a long day, just chatting about this and that, when she suddenly turned to me and asked, “Do you believe in marriage?” I was taken aback. She’d never brought up the topic before. I answered honestly, saying that I did believe in marriage when it was with the right person.

Looking back, it was clear what she was getting at. By asking me about my views on marriage, she was trying to gauge if our relationship had the potential to go to the next level. It wasn’t just a casual question; it was her way of trying to understand if we shared the same values and dreams.

If your girlfriend asks you about your views on marriage, take it as a sign she might be thinking about a future with you. Be honest with your answer; it could shape the course of your relationship.

10) “I can’t wait to grow old with you.”

If your girlfriend tells you she’s looking forward to growing old with you, it’s not just a sweet sentiment. It’s her way of saying she wants to spend the rest of her life with you. She’s envisioning a future where you’re both wrinkled and grey, still holding hands and laughing together. It’s raw, it’s real, and it’s a strong indication that she’s ready for the long haul. If you feel the same way, maybe it’s time to make that future a reality.

11) “You’re my person.”

This one is as honest as it gets. If your girlfriend refers to you as ‘her person,’ it means that she sees you as more than just a boyfriend. You’re her partner in crime, her shoulder to lean on, her best friend, and her one true love. It’s an intimate term reserved for the person she can’t imagine life without. If she starts calling you this, it could be her way of showing that she is ready for a lifelong commitment.

Remember, every relationship is unique and moves at its own pace. These signs might not apply to everyone, but if your girlfriend is saying these things, chances are she might be ready for the next step. So if you’re ready too, why not make it official?

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