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5 Signs of an Imminent Proposal… or Break Up?

Christmas is the season for magic – and proposals!  Is your partner acting strange? A recent survey found that Men’s odd behaviour before proposing actually led 66% of women to suspect an imminent break up and only 12% to suspect a proposal!  So if you’re Man is acting strange this season, he might be preparing to make your Christmas extra special.

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75% of women in the survey noticed that their partner was acting strangely in the lead up to the proposal – “being secretive” and “seeming stressed or distant” were common behaviours that women had picked up on.

66% of women mistook their now-fiancé’s odd behaviour as heading for a break-up, and 8% even thought that their partner was having an affair. So ladies – if he’s acting strange, don’t assume the worst.

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If you’re familiar with the following behaviours this Christmas, keep calm and don’t assume an impending break up or infidelity:

  1. Being secretive e.g. changing passwords, locking devices etc.
  2. Getting unusually emotional
  3. Seeming stressed or distant
  4. Being quiet or thoughtful
  5. Being unusually argumentative

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The survey was conducted by a gifting company,


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