The Best Ways to Propose We've Heard Yet

Posted March 28 2017

The Best Ways to Propose We've Heard Yet

Once you've found the girl, you need to know how to pop that special question. We're sharing the best examples of ways to propose so you'll be inspired.

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There are as many ways to propose as there are engagement ring styles. Getting both right is the key to having your proposal accepted.

And just as you're not going to buy five or ten different rings to see which one your girl will like the best, you only need to pull off ONE perfect proposal to get her to say YES.

So how exactly will you do that? How will you pop the question in a way that's not corny or over-the-top or just plain bad

She's The One

One reason why proposals get rejected is because some men focus more on executing a grand romantic gesture than finding out what their girlfriends really like.

Every woman is different. What one considers romantic and perfect may come off as tacky and tired to another. 

Your proposal should, therefore, be specific to her personality.

Is she comfortable with public displays of affection? Does she shine more when in the company of family and friends?

Try to keep these things in mind before you ask her to marry you.

Tried and True Ways to Propose

Even when you're absolutely sure about what she likes, it doesn't hurt to familiarize yourself with proposal ideas that have worked so well for others. One of these may work for the future Mrs. or you could brand it as your own as long as you put your unique spin on it. 

  • Pick a place that holds special meaning for the two of you. It could be where you first met, where you first realized that she's the one, where she first told you she loves you, too. 

    If it's a public location, prepare a surprise performance - a flash mob or a choir singing her favorite song. Or if she wouldn't like that, you can ask someone nearby to take a picture of you together, and while she's getting ready to pose, drop down on one knee and present her the ring.
  • Prepare a "special" edition of her favorite newspaper, you know, the one with the full-page ad asking her to marry you. You can also call the radio station she always listens to, but make sure she's tuned in when the DJ is broadcasting your proposal.

  • While she's at work, decorate her room with memorabilia of your time together. When she gets back, get down on one knee and pop the question. Another variation is to turn a typical at-home date night into one where you propose over dessert.

  • Take advantage of a special occasion such as her birthday or Valentine's Day. Tell her that your gift to her is a romantic weekend getaway or a trip out of the country. Before you go back, ask her if she wants to spend the rest of her life with you to cap off the celebration. 
  • Does she love going to the beach? Write a love letter or poem and put it in a bottle with a cork. Bury it in the sand and when evening comes, dig the bottle out. While she's busy reading your note, be ready with the ring.

Getting Engaged: Put a Ring On It 

Whether you follow one of our suggestions on ways to propose or come up with an idea that's all your own, the next thing you have to do is secure the perfect ring.

If you don't know anything about jewelry, don't guess. Ask her best friend or sister to help you out.

You can also watch out for hints by paying attention to the jewelry she wears. 

And if you need more help, don't hesitate to shoot me an email at I'd be more than happy to help you choose the best ring for your best girl.