After Christmas, Valentine’s Day is the most popular time of year to get engaged. A time to celebrate the person you love, it’s easy to see why so many love to pop the question on February 14th.
While it’s tempting to go for a cheesy proposal option – the clichés are clichés for a reason, right? – it’s probably best to opt for a slightly more unique idea. The following are some good starting points, but you should tailor them for you and your partner.
- – If you’re good in the kitchen (or even if you’re not – she’ll still appreciate the gesture), cook a meal at home just for the two of you. Light some candles, and tell her how much she means to you. Just before serving dessert, get down on one knee and present something even sweeter!
- – Present the engagement ring in something other than its box to make a proposal even more of a surprise. Whether it’s in a bouquet of roses, hidden in a box of her favorite candy, or brought to her alongside her morning cup of coffee, she’ll love being caught off-guard.
- – Make some popcorn and put on her favorite movie. If it’s a romantic comedy, wait until the most significant line or moment is onscreen – then surprise her with the ring to combine romance and reality. If you really want to commit to this idea, memorize the line and pause it just before the character says it. Re-enact the moment that she loves!
- – Propose the day after or before Valentine’s Day! This will be the last thing she’s expecting. This way, you don’t risk losing your thunder to any friends or family members who might also be proposing the same day.
Are you hoping to propose on Valentine’s Day this year? Let us know how you plan to pop the question!