“It was so special,” she gushed. “It was actually funny, he first gave me a Ring Pop – a candy Ring Pop – and I was crying so hard, and I said yes right away, and then he pulled out the heart-shaped diamond and I said ‘Oh, God!'” – Lady Gaga on how her bubby Taylor Kinney (Actor, Chicago Fire) proposed to her. – APSourced from etonline.com
Proposing on Valentine’s day, the widely celebrated day of love, can be the most romantic thing ever…if it goes well. In the case of Stefani Germanotta a.k.a Lady Gaga, she said “yes” to the ring pop even before her (now) fiancé brought out the 400K heart shaped white diamond ring (see photo above) with the design “T loves S” at the back (can we all just say a collective “awwwwwww” right now?) However, proposing on Valentine’s day can also be cheesy and predictable if it isn’t done right. This guide gives the Dos and Don’ts of proposing on Valentine’s day.
- Surprise her
A lot of women tend to expect proposals on Valentine’s day especially if they are in a long and committed r relationship. So, if you suspect that your lady is on to you, come up with a way to propose so that she is still surprised when it happens.
- Know your lady
Think about it…would your lady rather be dressed to kill and dolled up when she’s being proposed to or would she rather be in something casual? Whatever it is, make sure she’s looking how you know she would want to look and wearing what you know she would want to wear during her big moment. Also, think about whether your lady would prefer a nice intimate one on one proposal, or a proposal in front family and friends. The last thing you want to do is have a big Valentines party, get down on one knee in front everyone, and your girl saying, “let’s talk in private hun”. Can anybody say awkwarddd….
- Try to capture the moment…
…via video or camera. Cool, fun and surprising proposals are those moments you and your lady love can look back on with the kids and grandkids later in life.
- Be emotional…
Yes the heartfelt proposal speeches in the movies may seem cliché, but do not be afraid to wear your heart on your sleeve when proposing and let your girl know all the reasons you want to marry her so she would not think you are just proposing because it is Valentine’s day.
- Be predictable
Do not do the expected thing like propose over dinner or stuff the ring in the cake (really? This is actually gross and messy and so cliché.) Proposing during dinner is very overplayed and old fashioned. Shake it up a bit!
Food Proposal Gone wrong:
Mr Chen, of Xinyan Town, Fuqing City, said he was inspired by romantic movies in which leading men hid rings in cakes and gave them to their girlfriends. “I imagined the surprise on her face, mixed with happiness,” he regretfully told the Southeast Morning Post. Instead, his girlfriend Wen fainted when she saw Chen get down on one knee. “I realized I had just swallowed the ring with a full mouth of cake,” she said. Chen called the police, who immediately sent Wen to hospital. Doctors used a catheter to retrieve the ring from her stomach. – Sourced from ODDEE
- Overdo it…
This goes back to knowing your lady. If your lady is into the whole shebang, i.e, string quartet, limos, serenades, circus acts, plane ride (that’s a stretch but you get the point) then by all means go for it. But it is not necessary to go for the elaborate if the simple is just as effective and romantic.
- Hide the ring in a ridiculous place
I mean….come on. You want to actually find the ring when the moment comes right? So, if you want do a beach proposal for example, please do not bury the ring in the sand then spend the whole night trying to find it.
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