In September I leave for boot camp for the Navy, my girlfriend has been dropping some pretty big hints that she wants me to propose. For instance: I'm a senior, she's a junior, she just got her class ring and I was looking at it, she said now I just need one for my left hand, possibly before you leave for basic, and then the other day we were at the art museum and there was a jewelry display, she asked if I was looking for jewelry, possibly a ring. And I do want to propose to her before I leave, but I have no idea how to do it, so if you could give me some Ideas that would be great!
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Wow. The last thing you want to do is get married going into the military. You'll be divorced in a matter of months. She'll get her first real dose of life outside your hometown, with 5000 guys to choose from, and you'll be off away either in class or TDY or on a ship. Good job for giving her assloads of options to choose from, because that's exactly what's going to happen.
I strongly suggest you wait at least a year after being in to even consider getting married. You don't know it yet, but your life will change dramatically when you enlist, as will your outlook on life. Ideally I'd say wait until your close to 30 to get married. By then any major changes in your personality will be complete, you'll know what you want in life, as well in a woman, and you'll be in a position to choose the best woman for your long term future. Right now is the days you should be figuring out what you like and don't like in a woman. Marrying the first thing that came along you happened to gel with isn't going to give you that life experience and I think is part of what's driving up divorce rates in this country.