ANNOUNCEMENT: Check out this propsal on Ross Knight's Blog
Proposing can be one of the most unforgettable moments -- so why not make it a moment that she'll never forget.
- Think first. Is this a person that you really want to spend the rest of your life with? If so, read on.
- Ask her parents for permission. This can be extraordinarily important to her and her family. Always think of her. However, she may not be the kind of woman who likes this old-fashioned traditionalist approach, so if she doesn't, don't do it. You should know her well enough by now.
- Think of her favorite things. For example, does she love roses, beaches, etc.? Have some on hand or choose a site where she will see her favorite things. For instance, where is a place that she loves most? Make reservations if needed.
- Look for a ring. Ask her mom or best friend what her ring size is. If you don't know, get a temporary ring, and then get another after you propose.
- Be in your best suit.Dress well and good if you want to look attractive and handsome.
- Double-check everything. Make sure you have all the things you need for your plan to go smoothly.
- Write down something short and sweet to say. For example, say "I love you and I want to spend the rest of my life with you." Make sure you write it.
- Don't practice. You may feel nervous, but you don't want it seem like it was rehearsed.
- Set everything up and ask her to come to a romantic place where you could propose her.
- When you're ready, get down on one knee and ask "Will you marry me?" Be prepared for her to start crying and/or squealing with delight and surprise. She is just excited! Also tell her how much you love her and how much you care.
- If she says yes, end the proposal with a kiss or a hug. If she says no, do not react poorly. She may need time to think and a memory of your sour face and grumpy attitude will leave a bad impression in her mind. Be a gentleman.
- Talk to her about it. If you really think that you can be together for the next 50 years, you can talk about things like marriage. Make sure that she wants to marry you
- Originality is awesome, but don't go overboard.
- If possible, set up a video camera or ask someone to take pictures. These will be great to show to family members and friends.
- If you are really clueless, ask her best friend(s) or mother.
- Have her pick out 3-5 rings that she would really like as an engagement ring. Every jewelry store said this was a good idea because even if she likes every aspect of the ring, she may still not care for how it is put together.
- Evenings are better for proposals as it makes everything romantic.
- Don't worry if she says "No" or "I'll have to think about it" - this is a big step.
- Don't throw up if she says yes it isn't attractive, or cute. I know you are nervous but just don't do it.