You’ve chosen the perfect platinum engagement ring and you think you know how you are going to ask, so it’s time for some proposal dos and don’ts. So you’ve chosen the perfect platinum engagement ring and you think you know how you are going to ask, so it is time to get down to the nitty-gritty. Here is our list of the ultimate proposal dos and don’ts:
Do Talk to Her Parents First – It may seem a little old-fashioned to ask for her parents’ blessing, but this is the polite thing to do, especially if you don’t know them very well. It’s all about respect.
Know the Answer Before You Ask – Save yourself the rejection and the embarrassment by making sure she will say yes before you get down on bended knee. This is usually easy to tell. If she’s been with you for years and is dropping hints, it should be a done deal.
Practice the Proposal – Okay, so role playing can be a nightmare for some people, but planning out what you are going to say beforehand can save you from screwing up. You want to sound profound at such an important point in both your lives, not like a bumbling mess.
Make it a Surprise – Chances are that you have discussed getting married one day. It’s a simple way of finding out if you want the same things in life and if it is going to work. Don’t however, propose just after discussing it – it’s too obvious and may appear without thought. Wait for a time when they’ll least expect it. A surprise will make the proposal extra special.
Get Down on One Knee – it's tradition and even the least girly of girls will expect you to do it. It shows you are serious about what you are asking.
Don’t Place the Ring in Food or Drink – It may seem like a good idea until she accidentally ingests it. Hospitals are not romantic!And if you are lucky enough that this doesn’t happen, she’ll still have a dirty, sticky ring on her hand, which however much ‘in the moment’ she may be, it won’t be pleasant. And if you are lucky enough that this doesn’t happen, she’ll still have a dirty, sticky ring on her hand, which however much ‘in the moment’ she may be, it won’t be pleasant.
Do it Too Early – You may know that it was love at first sight, but a spontaneous monologue of your love and devotion too early on in a relationship may scare them off, and ruin your chances of ever taking the next step.Wait until you are in a stable relationship and can afford to get married before you offer to commit. Wait until you are in a stable relationship and can afford to get married before you offer to commit.
Expect an Immediate Answer – The shock of being asked to spend the rest of their life with you may take them a few moments to process. Don’t panic if they don’t answer straight away.
(Image: GQ)Stick to these simple dos and don’ts and you are sure to get the answer you’re looking for. Good luck with proposing!