When you go ring shopping together... and eight months later, there's still no ring.
When you've vacationed in London, Paris, Canada, Colorado, New Orleans, Scottsdale, Chicago, and California together…and he still hasn’t popped the question.
When an acquaintance tells you, “you aren’t getting any younger.”
When you finally realize you are probably just going to be boyfriend/girlfriend forever.
When your boyfriend wakes up at 6 a.m. on a Saturday and wants you to go with him on a 20 mile bike ride on a nature trail.
When your bike tire goes flat a half mile into the ride.
When he wakes his friend at 7 a.m. to borrow his air pump to refill your tire.
When he suggests you take a break during the grueling bike ride.
When he says “look, there’s a deer over there”...and you look.
When you turn back around and he’s down on one knee and asks you to marry him.
When you suddenly realize that you’re wearing a helmet for your the most important moment of your life.
...And then when he puts the beautiful ring on your finger and you see that your hands are orange from self-tanning the night before.
When you have to bike 12 miles to get back before you can tell anyone.
When your parents don’t answer their phone for two hours when you are trying to tell them the big news.
When his friends find out he's engaged.
When your friends find out you're engaged.
When your sorority sisters find out you’re engaged.
When your Mom finds out you're engaged.
When you find out your Dad semi-grilled him when he called to ask permission to marry you.
When you almost crash your car because you can’t stop looking at your ring.
When you realize you get to spend forever with the love of your life.