Daily Archives: October 6, 2011

Engagement Etiquette: Proposing

Proposals.  Am I right?  Well, I’ve already talked about getting to that proposal point, and buying the ring.  So what about the actual proposal?

Let’s do bullets today:

  • As I said, ask her father.
  • Make the proposal characteristic to your relationship (thanks, Erica!)
  • Don’t give it away!  Keep it a secret.  Even the most nosey women will appreciate the surprise.
  • (From Erica)  Make it a night to remember for her and for you. This proposal is the leading up to a lifetime of marriage. This is what you will tell your kids, your grandkids, your friends, your parents. You want it to be good and you want to be able to look back on it 30 years down the road and say “man I loved you then and I would do it all over again, the same way…”

That’s #1.  Make it memorable.  There’s really no way to screw this up if you’re thinking about it with her in mind.  And don’t be afraid if you’re nervous.  She’ll just think it’s cute.

Honestly, I’m very busy.  And I think you’re all getting a little tuckered out on this marriage thing.  So I’ll do something saucy tomorrow.  Any suggestions?


Posted by on October 6, 2011 in Domesticity, The Book of Love


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