Top Ten Signs

Korbel Champagne Cellars and Proposal Expert Fred Cuellar Lend Guidance to Ladies in Waiting with the “Top Ten Signs He’s About to Pop the Question”

Guerneville, Sonoma County, Calif., Jan. 6, 2003 You and your beau have discussed the “M” word marriage and are ready to take the next step. So, what are you waiting for? The proposal, of course! With the most romantic day of the year Valentines Day approaching, women all over the country are anxiously awaiting the proposal of their dreams. In fact, according to proposal expert Fred Cuellar, approximately 24,000 proposals happen on Valentines Day each year. As you mentally plan your emotional acceptance and continue your regimen of weekly manicures, dont forget to observe your boyfriends behavior for definite clues that “the question” is coming.

Is He Sending Signals?
According to Cuellar, author of “How to Buy a Diamond” and “The Worlds Greatest Proposals” (Casablanca Press), women often witness unusual behavior from their boyfriends just prior to marriage proposals. Cuellar has researched more than 10,000 proposal stories and has spent years in the industry advising men on popping the question. Now, he has partnered with another proposal expert, Korbel Champagne Cellars, to compile this list of signs
— from getting a new gold card to buddying up with your dad — that may signal that your boyfriend is gearing up for the engagement:
1. Hes cleaning his closet: If your boyfriend is finally tossing out that “private” box of mementos from former girlfriends, he is letting go of his past and is ready to focus on the future with you.

2. Hes sizing you up: Your favorite ring is missing and your best friend has been asking the size of your finger. Chances are, your boyfriend is doing some investigating before visiting the jeweler.

3. Hes cutting costs: Dates have gone from gourmet dining to drive-through dinners — if your boyfriend is suddenly a miser, he may be saving up for the special day.

4. He goes for the gold: You spot your boyfriend flashing a shiny new gold card — many men open credit cards with higher spending limits to make the expensive ring purchase and snag some frequent flyer miles in the process.

5. Hes on the “We” channel: If his conversations no longer start with “My” but with “Our,” he is definitely ready to move out of singlesville.

6. Hes family oriented: Your boyfriend is enthusiastically organizing a get-together with both of your families. An anxious interest in “meeting the parents” is a true sign hes ready for the next step.

7. Hes watching weddings: You attend a friends wedding and are shocked at your boyfriends commentary on the music, flowers and food. Even more surprising — he encourages you to catch the bouquet!

8. Hes letting go of “The Bachelor” inside: Hes sold his scooter and canceled his weekly poker games — a mature lifestyle change means marriage is sounding more meaningful to him than ever before.

9. Hes a man with a plan: Your socially laid-back guy suddenly insists on prior plans, and instead of waiting until Friday night to plan your weekend, hes making arrangements Tuesday or earlier . . . he may have a certain social “engagement” that he doesnt want you to miss.

10. Hes your dads new golf partner: If a close connection has developed between your dad and your boyfriend its more than likely that theyve had “the talk.”

by Fred Cuellar, author of the best-selling book “How to Buy a Diamond.” More questions? Ask the Diamond Guy
The founder and president of Diamond Cutters International, Fred Cuellar is one of the top diamond experts in the world, as well as a three-time Guinness Book record holder in jewelry design.
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