Propose to Your Girlfriend

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Exited, scared, afraid and happy - these are some of the feelings of a man about how they will propose to their girlfriend. There are many ways to propose to your girlfriend. Some propose by placing the ring in their girlfriend's food or drink while they are on a date, some also do it romantically in front of the girl's parents or in front of many people. These are only a couple of the ways you may choose to propose to your girlfriend. But when proposing, make sure that you are prepared.

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Steps

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    Think of the proper timing when will you going to do the proposal.
    Suggested dates would be during your anniversary. You can also propose during Valentine's day.
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    Choose the best location; somewhere you know the girl wants to be with whenever proposal was offered to her.
    Choose a place which is decent and free from commotion. You can also choose the place where she accepts your offer to be her boyfriend when you were courting her.
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    Try to ask yourself how you're going to do the proposal.
    Is it in a funny way or on romantic way? Prepare your lines and practice it. You should deliver your speech perfectly.
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    Buy a special gift to your girlfriend to be given on the time of your proposal.
    Gift which you may give is something sentimental in value. You can also give her a gift which you purchased. Gifts which is homemade and personalized is much more appreciated.
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    Prepare yourself to stay calm, no matter whether the outcome is good or bad.
    Avoid getting nervous on your proposal because you might forget your speech. You might also forget your lines.
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    Set a time for a date with your girlfriend, and make sure you look good for it.
    The best time to ask her for a date is evening. Evening date is more romantic than dates made during day. The reason why evening is the best time is that noise is not rampant which make it more romantic.
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    Fetch your girlfriend from her place on the day of your date, which is also the date of your proposal.
    Don't be late. At least be there 15 minutes before the time provided for you to fetch her.
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    Act in a nice way and be kind to her.
    be a gentleman.
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    Make sure that you will not ruin her day.
    Ruining her day will most likely result to a bad date.
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    Don't take advantage of her.
    If you take advantage of her then maybe she will be disappointed. Take your proposal slowly, don't be in hurry.
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    Try to have some conversation with her regarding your good memories from the past.
    Have a conversation about your first date, first anniversary, first kiss and many more. Don't ask your bad memories such as cool off and your relationship problems. Don't ask also about her problems in her family.
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    ==Decisions Before You Pop The Question==
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    Before you pop the proposal question there are number of things that you will need to not only think of but also prepare before you take that step.
    Bad preparation usually hurts the proposal at times making the supposed happy moment a bad moment at times. Don't just jump into the proposal method without first thinking and preparing before you do so, below are a number of things that you will need to think of before proposing to your significant other.
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    Be sure that this person you are wanting to propose to is the person whom you want to spend the rest of your life with before asking her to marry you in the future.
    Some guys often propose to a girl for the wrong reasons thus hurting the relationship if she finds out that you heart is not fully into marrying. Most of the time the guy is founded out about his false ascertain in marrying the girl during the wedding plans and sometimes at the wedding so make sure you are certain that this is the person that you want to dedicate your life to in the future.
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    If you have to think about if you love this person then understand that you are not ready to marry at this time.
    When thinking of this person you will need to know for yourself that you are in love with this person and want to pursue the proposal process.
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    Keep the talk about the possible proposal from a lot of people so that the story doesn't change when it gets back to her about the things that you have said about the proposal.
    Sometimes when you speak to people about plans they will often get the feeling that you are not fully into taking this step and this can in fact get back to your girlfriend in a negative way which can hurt your proposal.
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    Give off hints to her about marriage in order to see where she stands in terms of getting married in the future.
    Pick up on her body language ad talk in order to see if she is in fact interested in marriage but understand that interest is not a determining factor so ask if you are sure depending on your partner if this is something that she wants to partake in at the time.
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    Talk to her parents about popping the question to your girlfriend in order to get their take on the situation.
    Even though sometimes they might not be satisfied or excited understand that by asking them it will mean a lot to your girlfriend in the end. Regardless of their reaction know that you did the right thing by bringing it up to their attention about your plans with their daughter.
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    Talk to her parents about the details about how you are wanting to present the proposal in order to get their insight.
    Some parents would give you details on what their daughter has spoken about previously in terms of if they were asked before or where the best location would be in some instances.
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    Choose the parent who is more than likely to accept this proposal if you are unable to talk to one of the parents.
    At times one parent would be easier to talk to than the other so it is important that you make a tactical decision on who to break the news to first in order to lighten the blow.
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    Decide on a time that you would like to propose to her in order to ensure that you are doing it at the right time and that it is planned.
    Sometimes spontaneous proposals work but to some degree those proposals are planned in some kind of way.
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    Include things that she has told you in the past about where she wants to be proposed at or even when she wants to be proposed to in the future.
    It will make the proposal very special if you incorporate things that she is interested in or has dream of in life.
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    Be sure that if you are planning the proposal around or on a holiday that it will not affect the proposal plan.
    Some holidays are meaningful and some are not so ensure that the holiday is special not only to you but her as well.
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    Plan out the location where you are wanting to propose in order to make sure that nothing can affect the plan when it comes to location.
    The most popular location to propose would be a nice restaurant but what happens when you cannot get into the restaurant? What will you do if you don't have a reservation on time? These things will hurt your proposal mood so ensure that you have prepared a time at the location.
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    Decide on the way that you will like to propose to her in order to make it most memorable.
    The common way to propose will be to get on one knee and then ask but there are also other methods in place to propose marriage. Another way is to announce that you want to marry along with a speech that you have prepared for her. No matter the way that you choose make sure that you are comfortable with the action in order to ensure that you will go through with the process to the best of you ability.
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    Decide on whether or not you are wanting to place the ring in a special location in order to surprise her but make sure the plan is as perfect as can be for the proposal.
    Sometimes people like to hide the ring in a cake, food, wine glass or other places but it is important that you plan it correctly so that you will not have a problem with the ring being lost or consumed.
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    Purchase the ring before you in fact even bring up the thought of proposing to her or anyone else at the time.
    The worst thing you would want to do is talk about proposing without the ring for things can happen that will hurt you from being able to purchase the ring at the time.
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    Be sure that the ring is the correct size before purchasing in order to ensure that the ring will fit your girlfriends finger perfectly.
    There are a number of methods you can try in order to get the perfect size from asking her about her size or either go jewelry shopping and bring up the topic discretely.
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    Practice your speech in order to perfect what you are wanting to say to her in order to make the moment perfect.
    As we know perfect is not something that matters all the time but for your sake in the proposal the idea is to strive for perfection even though we know there are imperfect moments a time in life. The important thing about the speech is to be honest and true not only to yourself but to her when proposing.
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    Prepare your outfit that you are wanting to wear when proposing to your girlfriend in order to look your best.
    Along with looking your best you will also gain a boost of confidence from feeling good in what you are wearing at the time. Pick your outfit and put it to the side until you are ready to propose to your girlfriend.
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    Groom yourself the best you can in order to look your best when proposing which can also boost your confidence.
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    ==Propose==
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    When it is time for you to pop the question be sure that you have checked everything that goes into the plan.
    Double check over everything from the location, speech, ring and everything else that you have prepared for in order to ensure that everything is all set in order to take the big step to proposing.
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Tips

  • Never propose when you have been fighting with her within the past couple of days.
  • If you have problems with any of these steps, ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.

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Recent edits by: Ephraim, Anonymous, Lynn

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