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Will You Marry Me?

Just when you thought social media couldn’t infiltrate our lives much more than it already has, news comes that some bloke proposed to his girlfriend via Twitter coupled with Vine (a shakey self-shot video). And to find out more on how the proposal evolved, read . No sweet words, or tears of joy. All executed in less than 140 characters for the world to read and see. Unconventional it may be, but what ever happened to privacy and intimacy? You’re allowed to share your excitement but c’mon, do it after you’ve actually got the girl to say yes.

My point is, fine you can be original and think out of the box when it comes to proposals or even weddings, but sometimes, a bit of tradition is a good thing. What ever happened to good old romance where a guy got down on one knee and poured his heart out as to why he wants to spend the rest of his life with his soulmate? Not to say that a proposal has to be all girlie and dreamy, but at least, give it some respect. So, when it’s your turn to conjure up a unique proposal, remember that different isn’t always the best way forward.


Photo credit: Luis Acosta / AFP – Getty Images via NBC News (image isn’t of the Twitter couple!)

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Sweetest Proposal Ever.

Even if you’re sick and tired of Bruno Mars being played in every wedding video, you’ve got to say this is the sweetest and most thought out proposal ever. Thanks to Glamour and Grace Weddings for sharing!  I want to cry in happiness for her! Who knew a live lip-dub proposal could be so utterly amazing?!

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Proposal Idea: Paint the Steps.

If you happen to live in a house (rare in this tiny city) and you own it, paint your love vows on the stairs and let her read what you’ve got in store for her. Her legs might just get a little wobbly.

Photo credit: The Cherry Blossom Girl via The Dao of Doing

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Once Every Four Years. Make it Memorable.

Photo credit: Dog N' Bird Tumblr

Gorgeous ladies, if you’re wondering when your man will pop the question, why don’t you put the matters in your own hands? Who says it’s only men who can make the move? Tradition has it that leap day aka Sadie Hawkins Day is the only day that women can propose to men, as by law, it was a non-existent day. So, how do you do it without making a fool of yourself?

1.  Make sure he will definitely say yes. He may not have taken the plunge for a reason so suss out what he thinks about marriage.
Buy a gift for him, not a ring. Depending on whether he is an alpha male or not, the act of proposing may just put a dent to his ego. Putting an engagement ring on his finger will just end it
3. C
hoose a place that’s special for both of you. Again, as I’ve mentioned many times before, do not propose in public. It could be when you’re snuggling up on the couch; a place where he’ll feel comfortable. Trust me, men do not have fantasies about how they’ll be proposed to, so for them, this very act will just make their heart beat that much faster. Also, don’t get down on one knee, unless you have a motif like Sandra Bullock in The Proposal.
Tell him you love him and how much he means to you. That should hopefully melt his heart.

Good luck!
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Proposal: 50 Years from Now.

Men out there who think their proposal idea was or going to be the most unique, think twice. This NYC proposal is so thoughtful and inspiring, I even shed a small tear. How do you see yourselves 50 years from now?

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Flashmob Proposal.

Scratching your head for a unique proposal idea that’s not corny or sickeningly OTT? Trust me male species, getting down on one knee in a restaurant with a bouquet of roses surrounded by 30 strangers and declaring your undying love is not the epitome of romance. Proposals are a very private affair so do it when you’re alone. Having said that, this public proposal that you’re about to see somehow works. It proves that you don’t need to whisk the love of your life to an exotic location for her to say yes. Think a little, surprise a lot and you’ll get the answer you’ve been waiting for.

Now, who said girls were demanding?