On when he has to propose... he actually asked 'when the deadline' was.
Ok I know that sounds like I am pressuring him.
But really it is a decision we are making together.
We talked about getting married a year ago and ordered the e ring. I will pick it up from the US in December.
After he proposes we will go and get married in court the following week and then apply for immigration to the US for him.
We are moving back to the US in August, and immigration papers take around 3 months. (NOTE 3 months is incredibly fast for processing of marriage papers, but because I am a legal resident of Norway I can do everything at the American Embassy in Norway which speeds up the process).
Anyway I told him that really we should be getting engaged no later than March since we have to submit the immigration papers shortly after.
My work is sending me to the US in March, we agreed before my trip would be the deadline..meaning I will get to show off my ring to my parents in March and I will get a proposal sometime between January-March.
I know for other people this is not the way they would want it, but it works perfectly for my bf and me.