It’s Britney Spears’ birthday, and what better present can she receive than her long term boyfriend and former assistant Jason Trawick proposing marriage to her?  Well, according to sources, this very well may happen.  “They’ve been talking about marriage for a long time, it would be surprising if they are not engaged by the end of the year,” said the sources, according to People.  It’s no secret that Britney Spears has had one crazy ride through life, but her shaved head days seem to be officially behind her.

What are ways to tell your boyfriend is getting ready to pop the question?

Cupid’s Advice:

For many couples, marriage is the next exciting chapter in their lives.  Before the wedding, however, comes the engagement, and before that comes popping the question.  Proposing marriage is probably the most angst-ridden thing a man (or sometimes woman) goes through.  Here are some ways to tell that your partner is gearing up to ask for your hand in marriage:

1. He gets giddy around you: All of sudden your boyfriend has become somewhat shy around you.  He says “I love you” more often and seems to need your affection.  He’s given up on the tough guy persona, and is now showing you a softer side that is more opened to PDA.

2. You spend more quality time together: Your guy seems to be spending more time with you.  Forget about poker nights with the boys.  He’d rather be in bed with you watching a rom-com.

3. He’s planning for the future: You know how guys always say they live day by day, while girls tend to think about the long run?  Well, now he has his calendar out and is planning Christmas with your parents.  Gone out the days he had a commitment phobia.

How did you know your man was getting ready to pop the question? Share your experiences below.