When you met, the competition was fierce. From the moment you laid eyes on her you saw your intertwined future in her eyes – maybe even your unborn children, which is pretty crazy because before her you didn’t even want kids!!
3 Creative Ways to Propose: A Man’s Take on Wedding Proposals
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You kept on your best game for months which then turned into years. Loving her was easy and that look – oh, that gaze from those big (insert eye colour here) eyes. Every time you look into them, your heart still skips a beat.
You open doors and pickle jars, you pull your weight whenever you can, and you would most certainly do anything for her. She makes you want to be a better man and you’re always trying to show her that you’re the one for her. Whether it’s flowers for no reason or daftly stumbling around in the kitchen trying to show her (quite helplessly, I might add) that you can “cook” – you know she deserves every bit of love and care that you have to give.
You once read in a Cosmopolitan Magazine that ladies observe how their mate treats the people they come into contact with because it’s a sign of how they will likely one day be treated – so you always kindly tip the waiter and answer the phone when your mother calls with gusto.
You’ve already been shopping for sparkling diamond engagement rings for sale and this is no time to get lax with your proposal –no matter how much of a saint you may appear to be. Here are a few creative ways to propose to your lady to make sure you lock down the love of your life.
Propose Somewhere Awesome
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If you’ve taken a traditional holiday on a sandy beach some place before, you’ve got to move things up a little bit if you’re going to propose on a holiday. You want to give her an experience she’ll never forget.
Thailand’s got it all; from sandy beaches to captivating mountains not to mention that in November, they have their lantern festival. It’s hard to describe but I’ll try…
Imagine a night sky with millions of floating lanterns carrying the well wishes, hopes, and dreams of an entire culture up into the heavens. Imagine the orange hue on her face stricken with wonder as she gazes onward, only to look down again, at you, holding a ring before her. Bam! I’d make the trip all about the beaches, and then surprise her with a detour to Chiang Mai.
Take Secret Music Lessons
You might have played an instrument in your secondary school years and maybe you even enjoyed it. If you’re lucky, the instrument you enjoyed is the one that she fancies!
While you were dating there was always that guy who pulled out his guitar on the beach and got all the ladies. I don’t know about you, but I hated those guys. You could be pursuing a lady for months and here comes Brad Chadwick III with his guitar, washboard abs, and dimples wooing her and yet he never calls her back while you’re left with a broken heart.
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Well, now is your chance to be that guy without having to act like Guitar Brad… Serenading your lady with or without a few friends to back you up (using an instrument she never knew you could play) will blow her mind. Because sometimes, life just needs a little banjo to make a lady feel like everything is gonna’ be all right.
If the other suggestions didn’t wow you, this one’s a classic. You need only ask yourself one question: What would Bill Murray do?
The man has charisma and enough to pass around. Just take this advice he gave to a group of gents after crashing a bachelor party:
“If you have someone that you think is The One, don’t do… don’t just sort of think in your ordinary mind, ‘Okay, let’s make a date. Let’s plan this and make a party and get married.’
Take that person and travel around the world. Buy a plane ticket for the two of you to travel all around the world, and go to places that are hard to go to and hard to get out of.
And if when you come back to JFK, when you land in JFK, and you’re still in love with that person, get married at the airport.”
I can’t word it any better. *Drops mic*
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