Sep 14, 2007

Art of Proposing to your Girl Friend

Proposing to you girl friend is the most important thing in a man's life. This is a question that brings immense joy and excitement in your life. This moment is cherished all your life and therefore this moment has to be special. Now before you get down on one knee, read these dos and don'ts of proposing.


Do Talk about Marriage
Before you propose, talk about the possibility of getting married. Make sure it's something that you both want.

Do make it a Surprise
Even though you have discussed marriage, the proposal itself should still be a surprise. Find a moment and a way that is special and she should not be expecting it. Remember it should be a surprise.

Do Find the Right Engagement Ring
Since wearing an engagement ring is a lifetime commitment, make sure it's the right style. If you think its difficult choosing the right ring yourself, you can also ask her mother or best friend to help choose the ring.

Do Take Elders Blessings
It is always better to take the consent of both the parents. Therefore before you pop the question, make sure that you have spoken to her and your parents about it.

Do Pick a Personal Spot
Think about your favorite romantic places -- choose a romantic spot to pop the question. Just make sure that it is a special spot and this is your personal moment.

Do Be Creative
Incorporate your personality, favorite things, foods etc. into the proposal. Make it memorable and something to cherish the rest of your lives.

Do Drop to one knee
It's not 1950, but there is something so charming and romantic about a man on one knee asking the love of his life to marry him. Even if you're not a traditional guy, it will add to the seriousness and lovingness of the proposal.

Do Tell Her Why You Want to Marry Her
Don't just utter those 4 little words, tell her why she's the one for you, what marriage means to you, and what your hopes for the future are. Make her feel special and great about the relationship and the future ahead.


Don't Make it Public
Please don't propose to her in a public place. Make it intimate and a personal thing. The moment belongs to you therefore this magical moment should be between just the two of you – after all, you've got the rest of your lives to tell other people about your marriage but you've only got one engagement moment.

Don't Propose on a holiday
Consider picking a day meaningful to your relationship, such as the anniversary of your first date. Your girlfriend wants her day to shine – don't propose on a holiday that can't be yours as a couple.

Don't Hide the Engagement Ring in Food
I hate to say it, (as I'm sure there are some readers who were planning to do just this) but hiding the engagement ring in food is a tired idea. It's been in a thousand movies and TV shows, and you won't win any points for creativity. Even worse, you may end your romantic proposal with a trip to the emergency room or the dentist.

Don't Do it in Front of Her Family
Its one thing to take blessings of her parents but don't make the mistake of proposing in their presence. Proposals in front of family have an added level of stress that you don't need. Take this moment to be just the two of you; don't worry, you can call everyone immediately afterwards.

Don't Propose if you are not sure
This is an important decision of your life. Therefore first think whether you are ready for marriage and responsibility and then propose to her. Also get to know what she feels too .

Don't Expect Her to say Yes Immediately
You're asking someone to spend the rest of their life with you – an extremely important decision. Just because you've asked, doesn't mean she is ready to say yes. If your sweetheart says maybe, take it in stride and give her some time to consider the proposal.


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