By Jennifer Havener
any women have mapped out the details of their wedding since they were a little girl; what the dress will look like, the location, right down to who they will marry. (Sorry, ladies, the Biebs is taken.)
But before a wedding can happen, a proposal has to happen. Proposals can be complete out-of-the-blue surprises or one you know is coming but you’re not sure where or when.
If you think your significant other needs a little nudge and inspiration, here are 5 romantic proposal ideas:
#1. Beach At Sunset
Sure, it’s a little cliche, but the beautiful backdrop of a sun sinking into the horizon can’t be more romantic. Depending on the season, the color of the sun will be the stark, bright white of winter or varying shades of pink in the summer.
You can add some flair to your beach proposal by building sandcastles incorporating the ring or writing the proposal in the sand. Or a simple walk on the beach ending in a surprise proposal.
#2. Involve Your Pup
If you have a dog, you already know that they love to be involved in everything. Why not use that to your advantage and have a Fido-led proposal?
Tie the ring box around your pup’s neck with a note saying, “Will You Marry Me?” No one can say no to puppy eyes!
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#3. On a Scenic Hike
Some people want to propose at ocean level; others want to climb the highest mountain to get down on one knee. If you’re a couple who routinely hikes or engages in other outdoor activity, a scenic hike won’t ruin the surprise.
Just make sure the weather is somewhat nice. Only movie characters like to be proposed to in the pouring rain.
#4. Where You Had Your First Date, First Kiss, Etc.
For a more personal proposal, take your love back to where you had you first met, had your first date or even your first kiss. Sure, a random sidewalk might not seem so romantic to anyone else except for the two of you, which is actually super romantic.
#5. At Home In Your PJs
If you or your partner are shy and eschew public spectacles, a simple at-home proposal can be just as romantic as one in front of the Eiffel Tower.
It might be a little risky, but one idea is to put the ring on your significant other while they are sleeping and wake them up with flowers and champagne.
#Bonus Idea: Role Reversal
It’s 2019, ladies; if you like it, you can put a ring on it too…