Have any of you experienced this before, or know of friends who've done it: one of my co-workers has been dating her bf for about 7 years and last fall, she decided to give him an ultimatum - that if he did not propose by the end of the year, she would leave him. I kind of thought that her behavior was outrageous only because from my conversations with her (and we are very open with each other), the relationship seemed fine - they were happy except for that one point. I've been with my bf for 7+ years, and as much as I would love for him to propose, I would never demand that he do it. I think it takes away from the "surprise" element, and puts the relationship in an awkward place. She got her wish though - he proposed to her around the holidays, but only after she got really mad at him for something, and she locked him out of their bedroom. I don't mean to give the impression that they have a volatile relationship - it is (or was) only testy because of that one point.