Most marriage proposals (approximately 39 percent) take place between Thanksgiving and Valentine's Day. But even if you weren't aware of that stat, we're betting you've seen some of the signs.
By Amy Eisinger for WeddingChannel.com
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1. Your Facebook news feed is full of relationship status changes and ring photos.
Whether it's close-up shots of left hands with new rings or the infamous one-armed self-portrait of that newly engaged duo, your news feed is now dominated by diamonds.
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2. You compartmentalize your friends into "guests" and "nonguests."
With all your friends making wedding plans, you've started your own mental guest list.
3. You notice every other TV commercial is for Zales, Jared or Kay.
Every other commercial features a proposal scene, and let's face it: You've got all the lines memorized.
4. You and your friends bring up wedding planning like it's the weather.
Whether you're sharing mutual snark over Kim Kardashian's 72-day marriage, debating the merits of Kate Middleton's dress or fantasizing about your reception -- these days, wedding talk is the newest hot topic.
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5. You find yourself divvying up vacation days to wedding weekends.
You may not be taking any "just for fun" trips in the near future because most of your vacation days have been used up for traveling to weddings and the related parties. On the upside, you've been able to attend some pretty awesome parties.
6. Your boss has caught you on wedding websites (like WeddingChannel.com) more than once.
The most trafficked time of the week for wedding websites is midweek afternoons. Which means you might want to think about a boss button.
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7. You find yourself pausing outside of jewelry stores.
There's no harm in a little window-shopping (just try not to drool on the glass).
8. You've become familiar with wedding terms like "fondant" and "composite bouquet."
You may not be picking out a Sylvia Weinstock cake anytime soon, but you've already got the terminology down. From knowing the pros and cons of fondant vs. buttercream frostings to the merits of a composite bouquet -- a single large flower bouquet made from several smaller flowers or petals -- you've learned a whole new vocabulary.
9. You can't go out to dinner without someone at the next table popping the question.
Another dropped piece of silverware? No, that's just one more guy getting down on one knee. If your own romantic dinner for two is constantly being upstaged by polite claps and restaurant-wide "Awws," you know you're in the thick of it. Check, please.
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