If you’re thinking of popping the question this Valentine’s Day there can feel an element of ‘join the club’ in the sense that it is somewhat of a dating bandwagon, which is why you need to differentiate yourself and bring a more inventive twist to your proposal – something personal and tailored to the special person in your life.
This article will look at five ways to pop the question this Valentine’s Day, but before we get into that, it might be worth heading to somewhere like hatton garden jewellers in order to get some ring inspiration. There are a variety of standards banded around about men needing to spend anything between two and three months salary on their engagement ring, but in reality, this loses the very essence of what a proposal is.
A proposal is simply declaring to someone that you want to spend the rest of your life with them based on the alignment and significance of connection you share – it shouldn’t be predicated on buying a fancy ring, however, as a society we have been conditioned to place a great deal of emphasis on the quality and size of the diamond that accompanies the proposal.
Here are three quirky ways to consider popping the question this Valentine’s Day:
Go to somewhere like Lush and arrange a pamper evening where you have a nice bath together, wash your partner’s hair, gently pour jugs of warm water down her back and conclude the evening with a sensual massage where you save the left hand for last – and as you massage that hand, slip the ring on her finger, and gently pop the question in this wonderfully understated way.
Go To The Cinema
There’s substantial advice around the idea of not going to a cinema on your first date, and at first glance the concept of proposing in a movie theatre might seem a little flat – however, if your partner loves films or there’s something meaningful about a particular cinema – you can purchase a one-off advert at the start of the show and create a thirty-second video showing your journey so far; with the question either appearing on screen, or it could be simply whispered in their ear.
Okay, the title might be a little off – but the idea behind it is rock solid. Explain to your partner that you’ve arranged a surprise and that you need to blindfold her before setting out in order to not ruin the surprise. In doing so, you’re building anticipation… and once you arrive at your destination, let’s say a beautiful secluded beach such as Bedruthan Steps, walk her down to the magical spot (still blindfolded) have something wonderful set-ups such as a campfire, picnic, and tent with tons of blankets… get down on one knee and tell her she can finally remove the blindfold.
In summary, proposing isn’t just about buying a fancy ring and asking the question in an expensive restaurant – it should be personal and magical. It should be inventive and tailored to her specific interests and the dynamic of your relationship; sometimes people overcompensate with physical gifts (such as a fancy diamond ring) when what women really want is to feel special, significant and cared about in an action-based way where their partner makes an effort to be creative.