Proposing marriage

You have been seriously dating this girl for some time now and have finally decided that she is the one for you. The next step is obviously proposing to her  but you may find yourself sweating about where and how to do it. Go through these ideas to make your proposal truly romantic and one that your girlfriend will remember forever.

So you’re thinking of proposing to her…Just the fact that you’ve come this far says a lot about your relationship. You have decided to spend the rest of your life with this one special woman (we’re taking the sexist approach here and assuming it’s a guy’s prerogative to propose!) You might not be the romantic kind but most men like to take a little extra trouble when it comes to proposing to the woman of his dreams. It's almost like that first interview or a really important exam – you want to give it your best.

If you are lucky to have found the girl of your dreams and what’s more she feels the same about you, sooner or later you will want her to give a token of you love. And one of the most romantic ways to show how serious you are is to give her a ring. While the very act of presenting a ring to your girlfriend is imbued with romance, presenting it in an unusual way is sure to create lovely memories for a lifetime. So whether you are looking to give a promise ring to your beloved or an engagement ring, here are ten romantic ways to go about it.

One of the biggest dating questions which haunt women is whether her boyfriend is ready to commit. She may be sticking around with him for almost a couple of years now, hoping that he will make up his mind and still waiting for the elusive engagement ring. If you don’t want this to happen to you, learn to pick up ten signs which tell you that he’s not going to propose marriage in a hurry.

In times when the very institution of marriage is under threat, every proposal has a special meaning. It is a testimony to the feeling that there is something stronger than a live-in relationship or a civil partnership that can bring a couple closer. No wonder then that men – and sometimes women too – are willing to go to extraordinary lengths to propose marriage to their beloved. Here are 10 unusual real life marriage proposals that are sure to serve as inspirations if you are planning to pop the question yourself.

Best known for spreading cheer and goodwill among mankind, Christmas can also be a great time to propose to the one you love. This is not only the time when people are in a generous frame of mind and thus your partner more likely to accept you but this is also the season to snuggle up to your partner while it snows outside. So take advantage of the infectious Yuletide spirit and pop the question to your beloved.

While decking up the tree

The giving of a ring in a relationship usually symbolizes moving ahead to a more serious stage, even marriage, and is still the favorite form of proposal in western cultures. At the same time, giving a ring need not be the sole preserve of about-to-be engaged couples and can simply mean that you wish to present your partner with something special. What is important is that both people are on the same page as to implications of such a gift, so that that are no misunderstandings.

Now that you have finally met the man of your dreams, you are all ready to walk down the aisle. And yet despite you dropping hints so many times, if your guy just doesn’t seem to get it, it may be time to take matters in your own hand. Here are a few tips on how to propose to a man and write the happily-ever-after script yourself.

Be honest with yourself

You don’t need to be a millionaire to make your woman feel special when you propose. This is the day when you embark on a beautiful journey and it’s up to you to make it as romantic, memorable and exciting as you can. This is a day that will be talked about forever. Her friends will want to know about it. Your friends will quiz you about it. Even that annoying aunt of hers will probe for details.  

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