How To Get Your Boyfriend To Propose

Thursday, May 14, 2015

I recently saw an article circulating from a very popular website about how to get your boyfriend to propose.

My initial thought was, wow what a great article for a modern woman to have! And my second thought was, why wasn't it written years ago when I was just sitting at my sewing machine praying for the day my boyfriend would propose? Am I right ladies, or am I right?

I'm right.

What I'm about to say might scare some of you, but that's not my intention. I dated my boyfriend (now fiance! yay! cupcakes!) for more than seven years before he proposed. I'm not telling you this to cause you a fright, I'm telling you this to give you hope. If you've been in a long term committed relationship for a while and haven't managed to snag that ring yet, don't give up! It can still happen. I'm here to help with a few of my suggestions.

 1. Cook him his favorite meal and start a polite conversation about why you think "it's time."
If he doesn't respond well to this, threaten to burn down the house. But do it with a smile!

2. Do subtle things to let him know he's "the one." Likewise, make sure he knows you're "the one."
If he's not catching on change your name in his phone to "the one." Then tattoo it on yourself. Then tattoo it on him. Guys are so silly, sometimes they need the message right on their forehead to get it.

3. Be the perfect girlfriend!
Let your man know you're as good as it gets and you're willing to do whatever it takes. If necessary you'll lock him in the basement until he sees just how great he really has it. Because you love him.

4. Don't become too comfortable!
Girls, we know what this means. Don't make me say it. Never let your guard down and let him realize you're a real human too.

5. Don't scare him.
If you talk about wanting to be engaged too much, you might scare him away. Try whispering it in his ear while he's sleeping. The subconscious can be a very powerful tool. Or just watch him sleep. Guys love this!

6. Allow him to see his friends!
And do your best to make friends with his friends. And do your better best to get dirt on all of his friends so they know that if they ever cross you (or take your man away from you without your permission) you'll bury them. Literally.

7. Give him an ultimatum.
Let him know you won't wait forever. Also let him know life is short. And it can be cut shorter if need be. But do it with a smile!

8. Give him space.
Leave the room every once in awhile so he can miss you! If he's not happy to see you when you come back take this as a sign. As a sign you must try harder! Make him miss you. Physically and forcefully make him. Be creative. But do it with a smile!

9. Show him how great your future can be together.
Have a baby. Babies are the future. Babies bind couples together. Forever.

10. Make him see how badly he needs you.
To survive. If you cut off his food and water source and hide him somewhere you'll have a ring on your finger in no time.

Ladies, follow these tips and I assure you you'll find your forever-man. I must give credit where credit is due, so check out this site for more great information and even some helpful videos created by men to help us silly little women! #thankful

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  1. I may have spit up a little from laughing through this gem of a post. This is my go to "be cute" move. Will this get me hitched too? PS, we hit 5 years, got engaged, and 3 years later...we are blissfully still unmarried and quite happy <3

  2. Bahahahahaha!!! Love this tongue-in-cheek response to those lame articles about relationships that we see on all the magazine covers.

  3. Ahahahhahahaha! Oh my gosh, this is pure genius!

  4. Hahahaha! This is hilarious. Seriously though, "Recognize you have a role to play in your relationship and the 'masculine' role is not it." What ridiculous antiquated bullshit is this? Who reads this type of stuff??? And at the bottom of the website "By visiting this website you agree implicitly to the terms and conditions." Uh, no. People cannot legally have agreed to something they haven't even seen.

  5. Make sure you internet search history clearly shows you visited "From Hello to I Do" 5000 time a day.

  6. HAHAHA fantastic. Why do people search for this stuff?! Or even read it?? Your post definitely had me laughing. :)

  7. Gah where was this back when I was dating?! hahahahaha. Love it! Us women just sitting at our sewing machines waiting for that man to propose lol

  8. Oh my god the whole "ring by spring"/"I need to be engaged" culture drives me insane. I will never understand trying to trick or coerce someone into proposing to's insanity!!!

  9. thank god for this! where has it been all my life? no wonder it took us 6 years to get married! I could have been 17 years old, DAMMIT

  10. Oh my, that site is RIDICULOUS! Is it real?! Gah, this world... smh

  11. Is that original article real life? Loved reading this...better go try one or five of your techniques...I wish I had a basement... xoxo, ganeeban

  12. Was that original article written by a 17 year old boy? Plus I didn't see them suggest doing anything with a smile. Smiles make everything better.


  13. I'm pretty sure I did all of this within the same week with my (wife) and I got married the Monday after. Hahaha this is pure gold.

    Morning Brew blog ♥

  14. The original article can't possibly be serious, right?

  15. You are so wise. To think I could have made him pop the question so much sooner....

  16. Currently trying to get mine to propose. Mainly because I have 10 vacation days this winter and do I want to use those for a vacation with my mom or a honeymoon? Granted, we're going on vacation with his family tonight so I'll try the whispering in the ear thing. Fingers crossed!

  17. Ultimatums are definitely the best way to go. Nothing can go wrong there.