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Most Common Reasons Guys Haven't Proposed

Most Common Reasons Guys Haven't Proposed

You love your boyfriend, no doubt about it. The two of you do as much as you can together, and maybe you even finish each other’s sentences. You can’t imagine being with anyone else, and you’re certain you want to spend the rest of your life with him. You might feel that you’re ready for him to take your relationship to the next level.

And, even better, you’re positive he feels the same way about you. But, for some reason, he has yet to pop the question.

There could be any number of reasons why he hasn’t popped the question yet. Maybe’s nervous, or doesn’t know how you feel about it. Maybe it’s the thought of shopping for an engagement ring holding him up.

So, if you’re one of many women wondering why your boyfriend hasn’t proposed yet, read on to learn what you can do to motivate him to make the move.

He Doesn't Know You're Ready for a Proposal

If the two of you haven’t discussed your future as a couple together, he may be completely unaware that you’re ready to marry him. In this case, approach him and begin an honest dialogue about where he sees your relationship heading. Share your feelings about a future with him and listen to what he has to say as well.

If you prefer a tactic that’s a little less direct, drop a hint! Share a link to the exact engagement ring you want and ask him his opinion. This is a great way to segue into a conversation about marriage. Many men just cringe at the thought of stepping into a jewelry store with high pressure sales tactics. Providing him the exact ring you want online makes it easy for him to make the purchase online and have the ring and ring box delivered directly to him in a ring box perfect for a romantic proposal.

He is Saving for Your Dream Ring

Another possibility for why your boyfriend hasn’t proposed could be for financial reasons. Perhaps he wants to propose and already has a ring picked out and a plan in mind. He could possibly be secretly saving for the ring so he can surprise you with it.

If you think one reason he may be holding off is because of the cost, consider talking to him about layaway. Not only can you save 40%-60% by purchasing your engagement ring online but Mikado Diamonds also has six months layaway available, it’s a great way to make sure you get the ring of your dreams.​

You may also consider alternative center stones like moissanite for your engagement rings that cost less. You can always upgrade with a natural diamond at a future anniversary.

He Doesn't Know Where to Start

Engagement ring size, color, clarity, cut, natural diamonds, lab-grown diamonds, clarity enhanced, moissanite--for most men, it may as well be another language. Give him a hand by first giving him your finger--or at least your ring size. Not sure yourself? Order a ring sizing tool and we'll send it to your mailbox.

Additionally, you can point him in the right direction by showing him the style of ring you are interested in. Do you prefer solitaire, halo, or an accented ring? He may not even realize you have a preference in mind already. While you’re at it, you can also check out different shapes and sizes of diamonds so he has a better idea of your jewelry style.

Sharing a link or SKU of the exact ring you want makes it incredibly simple for your boyfriend to start his search. You can click the Facebook share button on our website and send him the ring you want right away.

If he knows the exact ring you want as well as your ring size, he will be ready to move forward at the right time. Since he has all the information he needs, all that’s left is for him to bend the knee and pop the question.
Take a look at some of our most popular styles of engagement rings below. You can also make your own custom engagement ring together using the ring builder tool.

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