If you’ve been dating someone for at least a year and you brought them home for the holidays, you might have gotten this question a lot, “so, when are you guys getting married?”

As smiling politely and saying “oh, I don’t know, I guess we’ll have to wait and see,” there’s a thought in the back of your mind that’s telling you that it’s probably going to be fairly soon,well at least the proposal, it’s engagement season after all, you’re on vacation together and it would be the ideal...and perfect time; but it never came.

If the only thing your man got down on one knee for this holiday season was to grab a gift from under the tree, tie your Sorel snow boots or to throw another log on the fire, don’t worry, it could still be coming in 2018; he just needed the right place to do it.

Here are 9 of the best places in Rockford to propose, or expect a proposal in 2018.