DO’S AND DON’TS
SOME THINGS TO CONSIDER – AND A FEW TO AVOID – BEFORE GETTING DOWN ON BENDED KNEE.
Ask her parents beforehand. Some traditions are still worthwhile.
Ask her friends and family for advice on the right ring, if you’re unsure.
Pick somewhere meaningful for your relationship.
MAKE IT A SURPRISE.
Write a short proposal speech, telling her how much she means to you. Then practise it in the mirror.
GET DOWN ON ONE KNEE.
Remember to end with the words: “will you marry me?”
Put the ring on her finger (the one next to the pinkie on her left hand, gents).
Do it completely out of the blue. Marriage should be on the cards, even if she doesn’t know when you’re popping the question.
Tell too many people about your plan beforehand. Secrets get out easily.
PROPOSE VIA TEXT OR SOCIAL MEDIA. SERIOUSLY.
Over-think it – sometimes simple really is best.
Have too many drinks before.
Leave the ring at home… Or hide it in her dessert (there’s a reason it comes in a fancy box).
CHOOSE ANYWHERE TOO PUBLIC, IF SHE’S THE SHY TYPE.
Upload the whole thing to Youtube. Some memories are best kept personal.