Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies. Aristotle couldn’t have put it in better words for us. Popping up this life-altering question has never been and will never be a walk in the park. For the rest of your lives, people are going to be asking you, time and again, how did he propose you? Well, you definitely would want it to be like the ones on the silver screen but not all you see in the movies is to be blindly trusted. Boy, I must tell you, it takes creative thinking, careful planning and love oozing out for your darling.
Here is a checklist of 8 important dos and don’ts that will guide you to a safe and sound landing. Check ‘em out:
1. Do not propose her in front of an audience
As much grandeur and extravagance it may seem to portray, dude, you are putting her under pressure. Proposing for marriage is an intimate moment which should belong to the two of you. Besides, there’s always the possibility of her saying ‘no’. You don’t want to be rejected in front of hundreds of people! Trust me, you don’t!
2. Never propose empty handed
A ring or any other thing which shows your affectionate feelings and vow to love and care for her ought to be a part of your proposal.
3. Ring in the champagne glass? Big NO
Do not, I repeat, do not, under any circumstances put the ring in a beverage or food item. I mean, hello! She could choke! Wipe off that dismal look on your face and understand that this isn’t a movie. You wouldn’t want your sweetheart to choke on the very ring you plan to put on her finger.
4. Get down on your knees
Guys, please and pretty please, drop on one knee and propose with the most sincere effort. However modern or unconventional a girl may seem, she has secretly dreamed of being proposed in this traditional manner and be swept off her feet, her entire life.
5. Be patient
Don’t expect your lady love to say yes immediately. Just how you took your time to decide that she is the one, your girl also needs to be able to clear her head and know if you are the one for her.
6. Surprise her, don’t shock her
Before the ‘it’ day, do make sure that the two of you have had honest conversations circling the idea of marriage. This way even you would be certain and confident about the proposal. But if you decide to deliver the news in an absolute and sudden shocking manner, she may not be able to gulp it down well. Shocker!!
7. Get the correct size
The last thing you want after a perfect proposal and a perfect yes to it would be a ring of the wrong size.
8. Be yourself
Take time to prepare your proposal speech. You don’t have to memorize- it isn’t an oral test. Write it down on a piece of paper, but be original and be yourself. There’s no fun hearing Shakespeare all over again.
“I love that you get cold when it’s 71 degrees out. I love that it takes you an hour and a half to order a sandwich. I love that you get a little crinkle above your nose when you’re looking at me like I’m nuts. I love that after I spend the day with you, I can still smell your perfume on my clothes. And I love that you are the last person I want to talk to before I go to sleep at night. And it’s not because I’m lonely, and it’s not because it’s New Year’s Eve. I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.”
A very personal and heart touching proposal from the movie ‘When Harry Met Sally.’ Something like this will definitely get you the ‘awwww’ response you have been dying to get.