Dec 08, 2023
Dec 08, 2023
by Karishma D
One of the most memorable moments in a person's life is when they propose or are proposed to. Every little girl grows up with dreams of the day when a handsome young man will fall on his knees begging to make her his and every young boy waits for the day when he can meet a fair lady at whose feet he can lay his heart.
Considering the utmost importance of this venture, here are some important tips on how to go about it.
Find the right person.
Fall in love.
Decide if you can bear to see the same face each morning for the rest of your love, notwithstanding whether the face s covered with teenage freckles or middle-aged wrinkles.
Try to find out if your object of love returns your affection. One way love never ends in matrimony.
Know enough about your future in-laws to know if you should ask permission from them first.
Know enough about your beloved so you can create a meaningful experience.
Decide if you are going to purchase the ring before or after you propose. This is a good indication of your confidence level.
Stay within your budget or financial capability. Don't overdo it. Remember you have to save up for a potential wedding.
Pay attention to timing. Don't plan on proposing when he or she is stressed or overwhelmed. I love you doesn't sound half as romantic when your beloved is struggling against a deadline.
Pick a memorable place, song, or occasion such as where you first met, or first kissed, etc.
Set a romantic tone.
Keep it fun.
Keep it simple.
Don't do anything really dumb like tying the ring to the end of a kite string or fishing line.
Don't be melodramatic and prosy. There is a danger of sounding artificial and strained.
Serenading and singing romantic songs about your beau is recommended only for people who are really confident enough to carry it off.
Know your beloved well enough to grasp what she means. Some people mean no when they say no. Don't keep pestering now. A dignified retreat is recommended now. You can always try again but don't lay it on too much when the person is taken aback or in a *I won't listen* mood.
Be prepared to have your best-laid plans fall apart.
Focus more on the moment than on the ring and other externals. What is most important is your beau.
Try not to give your plans away by showing how nervous you are. Nervousness looks cute only on cinema frames.
And now if you are really in a mood to go proposing, here are some ideas to get you going. Get inspired and design your own unique way which would please your beloved.
Down on one knee anywhere
In a restaurant
On a park bench
At the beach during sunset
At Switzerland or Paris as your fancy and pocket permits
Consider a holiday theme around Christmas, Valentine's Day, Easter, her birthday etc.
While hiking, fishing, or camping < a definite no if your beau is not the sporty kind >
On a sailboat
While on an airplane
At a sports event
At a covered bridge
At the Taj Mahal
In a box of chocolates
Hidden in her icecream bowl.
Put an ad in a newspaper
Ask a DJ on the radio to ask for you
Via email or on the Web if you are the kind bereft of speech in front of her. Nothing could be more awful than a botched up proposal.
In a carved out book
Design a crossword puzzle
Gift wrap yourself and present to her on her birthday, Valentines Day or just about any day.
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