“Will you marry me?” These words can change your lives forever. While there is no set rule on how or when to propose, it usually depends on the woman. Would she appreciate a public engagement, or something more intimate? It all depends on her likes and personality.
Here are a few things to keep in mind when planning the perfect proposal for the woman you love.
It is important to consider whether or not it is the right time to pop the question. You may feel that it is the right time, but that doesn’t mean she is on the same page. If you have only been dating for a few months, it may be best to hold back on popping the question so that you can both get to know each other a little better. If you have been in a relationship for years, it still doesn’t mean that she is guaranteed to say yes. Before running out and purchasing a ring, pay attention to the signs or subtle hints she may be dropping in general conversations. When she is talking about future plans, does she usually say “we” or “I”? Has she ever brought up an engagement, wedding, or children in a general conversation with you before? It’s always best to assess your relationship and find out if she is on the same page before popping the question.
Despite what you may have seen in movies, proposing in a public place is not always a good idea. Some women love the idea of being swept off their feet in front of a crowd, but it shouldn’t be considered as a general opinion. Some women do not like to be caught off guard in public. Especially when they are not in the right frame of mind to be whisked off into the sunset while a group of strangers cheers in the background. Before deciding to “go public,” take some time to reflect on her personality to find out what she likes and will be comfortable with.
Asking for a parent’s blessing before proposing used to be an important part of an engagement. Today it has become more of a tradition than a rule, but it is still something that should be considered. Depending on how close the woman is with her family, it may be a nice way to show her how much thought you have put into the proposal and how important her family is to you. If the woman you are planning to propose to is estranged from her parents, or you know for sure that they will ruin the surprise, it may not be the best idea to ask for their blessings.
Choosing the perfect ring for your significant other can be daunting. Not all women have the same taste. Some women prefer a big sparkly diamond they can show off while others prefer something more conservative. The best way to find out what she will like is to pay closer attention to her preferences and the jewelry she wears every day. Does she prefer platinum or does she wear more gold? It all boils down to her unique style and taste.
Popping the question may seem daunting, but it is possible to plan the perfect proposal. It just takes a bit of courage, observation, and more importantly, romance!