Will You Marry Me? Non-Corny Tips on How to Propose
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Got a proposal coming up? If so, you might be experiencing some anxiety…
You only get one chance to propose right. It’s like a stage act, which you can’t get wrong at execution.
Fortunately, when it comes to proposal – you have more leeway than a stage act.
You have a ton of options to explore. And below, we’ll show you some of those, by giving you the best to try!
First – Some Extravagant Setups.
Many proposals go well if you center a large event (or gathering) on them. So here’s what you should do…
Organize a Proposal Party.
Setup a romantic party for you and your girlfriend. Invite people over. And then mid-party, propose to her!
Try not to make it the average party. Disguise it as “something romantic” to celebrate your relationship!
Organize a Romantic Trip.
The average dinner date won’t do.
You should take your date on a travel, a picnic, or a secluded trip!
Pick a place that’s well-known for romance. A place like France would do. You can organize a trip there (during vacation), and then propose!
But speaking of seclusion…
Some Proposals Are Best in Nature.
Take your girlfriend on a spiritual journey. Take her to the top of a mountain, to a beautiful coastal spot, or even a romantic but small town!
Propose to her there. You should find some serenity and calmness to give your proposal a romantic vibe!
Or – Pick a Special Day.
You can propose on Valentine’s Day. It’s a lover’s day, and you have that setup as an advantage for an acceptable proposal.
You can also propose on your yearly anniversary (assuming you have one with your girlfriend).
Second – Some Things to Avoid.
The way you propose (and what you say) matters a lot.
You want your words to flow right. What you say has to create the right emotional impact.
Now, you don’t have to be a wordsmith to make that a reality. But, there are a few things you should avoid…
(A) No Comedy.
Don’t try to be funny. Don’t throw in comedic jokes. And even more importantly, don’t put yourself down (or be self-effacing) just to please your girlfriend.
Set the comedic part of your relationship for another time.
(B) Don’t be too Corny.
No poeticism if you can.
Being poetic can come off wrong if it isn’t a natural gift. It can seem too forced and cringe-worthy to hear!
(C) Honesty Matters.
Say what’s in your heart. Tell your girlfriend why you fell in-love with her in the first place.
Try not to be excessive with the complements. Just keep it simple and honest. Also, try not to seem too desperate in your commentary!
(D) Don’t Propose After Tense Situations.
Don’t ask your girlfriend to marry you after a fight. Don’t ask her to be yours if there are serious issues between you.
It is best you resolve them before taking a step forward in your relationship!
Rehearse – A Lot.
Don’t wing your proposal. Try to structure what you say and how you’ll say it many times before you try proposing.
If possible, try to get the feedback of others on what you’ll say!
And don’t tell them that it’s for your proposal. Just tell them that you’re writing a love note to your girlfriend!
Also – Timing.
Try to keep the timing as natural as possible. Try not to introduce a sense of urgency to your proposal.
Also, keep it as a conclusion to a good day or event. Because you want your proposal to come off as a happily ever after!