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The Proposal

Valentine’s Day is approaching and not only is it the perfect time to affirm your love, it can be the perfect backdrop to the “marriage proposal”.

Flowers, champagne and getting down on one knee is the standard, safe option for popping the question, but it may or may not be the thing for YOUR beloved.

If you are planning on proposing, then start listening and taking notice of her likes and dislikes.  Sit and watch a couple of chick flicks with her – My Best Friend’s Wedding, Love Actually, 27 Dresses, to name a few.  How does she react to the proposals, bridesmaids dresses and the like?  Or what is she saying about her friends or work colleagues and their impending nuptials?  You’ll get a few answers in there.

If she is the sentimental romantic type, hiding the ring in her dessert, whilst clichéd is also incredibly romantic and unexpected.  Be original, however…the ring in the champagne glass has been overdone.

Find out what she likes; is she sporty and trains for hockey three times a week?  Does she rock climb or bushwalk?  Is she into scrapbooking or photography?  Or does she love to sit down quietly and read?  Is she likely to enjoy a picnic, or loath them due to creepy crawlies?

Women LOVE to feel special, and this also applies to the “how he proposed” stories when they’re with their girlfriends; they want something unique, and definitely romantic.

Climbing to her favourite rocky outcrop and proposing (on one knee, of course) amongst the clouds may be more her thing than frocking up and sitting down to an expensive meal, romantic though it may be.

Maybe she’d be blown away by your having crafted the proposal between the pages of her scrapbooking album?  Or written on a cake, with the ring safely inside?

Listen, observe and use your amazing imagination to create something unique and special; you will not only remember it, you will be inspired each and every time you do remember it.