Asking 'do you see yourself getting married one day?'

Asking 'do you see yourself getting married one day?'

According to new findings from Beaverbrooks, British women in relationships have very specific ways of dropping hints to their partner as soon as they dream of wedding bells.

Despite the range of ways ladies are trying to let their loved ones know they are ready for them to get down on one knee- one in ten men are 'completely oblivious' to their hints.

The study found that on average, a British woman will drop two hints before her partner asks her that all important question. Sadly for 21%- their significant other ignored their hint or it went totally over their head.

The findings also revealed that the average couple date for three years before getting engaged and then another two before they get married so the ladies have a long wait even if their partner is of the same mind-set.

Tragically- most women will have to experience one false alarm before they're genuinely proposed to.

Lorna Haddon, diamond ring and jewellery buyer at Beaverbrooks, who commissioned the study of 1,000 married couples said: "Engagements are becoming almost as important as the big day itself.

"Couples want a romantic story to tell about the occasion so they tend to drop subtle hints about when, where and how they'd like to be proposed to.

"It's not only picking the perfect ring that counts for couples but also the location, atmosphere and little details that mean a lot to them that really make a proposal personal and truly special."

Top hints made by women who are ready to get married:

Casually asking 'Who would you have as your best man?'

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Leaving pages open in jewellery magazines

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Jokingly suggesting applying to appear on 'Don't Tell the Bride'

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Stopping to look in jewellers' windows

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Asking out-of-the-blue 'Do you see yourself getting married one day?'

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Saying 'It could be us next …' at a friend's wedding

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Pointing out ring sizes

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Getting family members to ask you ''When are you going to make an honest woman of her?'

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Fiddling / playing with a ring on another finger

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Mentioning always wanting a specific type of ring

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Pointing out that a friend's partner has proposed

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Starting a random discussion about mum's / grandmother's ring

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Discussing the length of time parents have been married

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Emailing links to 'holiday' destinations that do honeymoon packages

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Suggesting watching television shows or movies with wedding themes

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Looking at or even trying on wedding dresses

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Commenting on celebrity's wedding / engagement rings

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Cutting out pictures of rings from magazines and leaving them lying around


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