HOT TIPS on How To Propose
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The pros: proposing in the comfort of your own home can be a wonderfully understated and intimate way to ask your partner to spend the rest of your life with you. It takes a lot of the pressure off of the situation, and can be very touching especially if it’s a home you share together. If your partner is particularly shy, a proposal in a comfortable and familiar environment will have far better results than a very public display.
The cons: with no grand romantic gesture to wow, what you say in that moment becomes the most important factor. If you struggle with sincere and heartfelt speeches, proposing at home could come across as you not making an effort and feel a bit lacklustre. Just because you’re at home doesn’t mean you can’t do something special – cook your partner’s favourite meal, bring flowers and wine, or even organise private catering for two. In short, go the extra mile even if you aren’t leaving the house.
In public (a grand gesture)
The pros: proposing in public echoes great romantic comedies and, if done well, can be the single most overwhelmingly romantic moment of a couple’s relationship. Whether it’s at a family occasion or using flashmobs, skywriting, theatrics, a homemade movie coming on while you’re in the cinema, a treasure hunt – there are many showstopping ways to show your spouse-to-be just how special they are to you in front of all of your friends and family. And if you’re stuck for ideas there’s no shortage of inspiration on the Internet, so don’t be afraid to do your research.
The cons: if you haven’t discussed marriage or your other half is shy or very private, this could end in disaster. Make sure you know what the answer will be before you put yourself out there! Another con is that if you are going to orchestrate something this big, it needs to be really epic or it could fall flat, so if you choose to go down this route, really go for it!
At a special occasion
The pros: make a special occasion even more special by popping the question. Popular times to propose are birthdays, holidays, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, graduations and so on. You’ll already be on a natural high and add something spectacular to an already meaningful day.
The cons: again, making sure you know the answer will be yes is crucial or what started as a happy occasion could end in heartbreak. Also, make sure it’s an occasion that’s special to you. Never hijack somebody else’s big day like a wedding or another family event with your own proposal, or you could be accused of stealing someone’s thunder!
No matter how you choose to propose, the most important result is spending the rest of your life with the person you love!