I'm planning to propose to my man...
Wasn't sure where to post this but I'm wondering if anyone has ever proposed to their partner rather than waiting for him to pop the question.
We've been together five years and this is something I've been thinking about for 12 months. Now I've had that long to think it over, I've decided I'm just going to go for it.
Marriage is something we've spoken about a lot before and something we do both want, but various things have always got in the way (money, family, work... The list is endless). A lot of tough things have happened this year for both of us, including me trying to harm myself quite badly, and it's really cemented my love and adoration for him, how well we've managed everything by being there for each other and always being supportive.
I'm planning on doing something Christmas Eve, which is a time we always make for each other and spend just relaxing, watching films and drinking wine. I don't want a massively grand gesture or anything, just something simple, and I've already found a ring (though I'm completely in the dark on his ring size, so I'm going with the UK average and hoping for the best...!) I think I'm just worried by people's reactions - will I appear desperate for asking him instead of waiting? Will people think it's odd? Should I really care what anyone else thinks anyway?
I wonder if this process is as nerve wracking for men as it is for women