Romantic
Proposals

Valentine's Day is the most popular day of the year for marriage proposals. We talked to dozens of real life couples about the day they got engaged. The stories were varied - from funny to romantic and oftentimes a little bit of both. Here are our 10 favorite marriage proposal stories.

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Mary Me

Diana and Don (engaged)

Diana never thought Don was into all the romantic stuff. However, his Valentine's Day proposal changed all that.

From Diana: "Don and I have been living together for four years and have two kids. I never really thought much about having a real wedding or a romantic marriage proposal. I always figured one day that we'd just decide to do it or not. So his proposal actually came as a shock.

On Valentine's Day last year, we got a babysitter for the kids and went to our favorite Italian restaurant. As we were eating dinner, I reached into the bread basket and to my surprise, found a velvet gift box instead. By the time, I could open it, Don was asking me to marry him. I was so floored that I couldn't stop crying. We are getting married in May."

Dexie and Scott (married 11 years)

Dexie and Scott had been dating only about six weeks, when he proposed.

From Dexie: "Scott actually asked me to marry him over the telephone. So there was no getting down on one knee and presenting a ring. He asked me on the phone on his birthday. We bought the rings together and he put the ring on my finger in a bathroom.

We got married three months later and have been happy ever since."

Veronica and Bo (engaged)

Veronica always dreamed of a romantic proposal and she definitely got it from Bo.

From Veronica: "One afternoon Bo took me to our favorite park - one which we early in our dating relationship named Paris Park. The story behind the name: I had always daydreamed about how romantic it would be to meet my future husband in Europe. I envisioned my crossing a bridge one way and he coming across it from the other direction, the two of us meeting in the middle, our eyes meeting, and then us deciding to travel on together forever.

Our first time at the park, about a month into our dating relationship, I told Bo what I had imagined and he had us re-enact it. We pretended a football goal, near our bridge was the Eiffel Tower. It was really sweet.

So on this particular day, Bo went to Jim's (local diner) and bought tortilla soup (my favorite) and packed it and a blanket and would only tell me that we were going on a picnic. We got to the park and went to a spot near our bridge at which point Bo presented me with three gorgeous sunflowers.

We ate lunch and then Bo asked me if I wanted to go for a walk, like we did the first time we ever went to the park. We went over the bridge and Bo stopped in the middle of it and kissed me - our first kiss on our bridge.

Then Bo said, 'Do you remember when you told me about your daydream of meeting your future husband on a bridge in Europe?'

Then he went to re-enact it, which I at first didn't think anything of because Bo is sweet and sentimental like that. But as I walked across the bridge to go to my side of it for the re-enactment, it suddenly occurred to me: 'Wouldn't this be a super romantic way to propose?'

I met Bo in the middle of the bridge and he was narrating the re-enactment and he said, 'You're in Europe on the bridge and crossing it. You see a guy ...'

'A really good looking one,' I interjected.

Bo went on, 'You run into each other and then he gets on his knee and asks, Will you marry me?' By this point Bo was on his knee holding out towards me the most gorgeous engagement ring ever. And I said: 'Seriously????? Yes!!!!'"

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Comments on "10 Marriage proposal stories"

Country girl October 27, 2013 | 7:41 PM

My boyfriend took me for a walk through a hay field, even though he was allergic to hay, but he knew how much I loved being out doors. We were talking about everything under the sun, I could tell he was off so I asked him what was up. He asked me if I actually really liked him, I of coracle said yes because we had been dating for two years, he asked me what I thought of him, I said he was absolutely perfect, then I asked him what he thought of me. He said I was almost perfect. Me being a little shocked said, ALMOST perfect? He said that he just wanted to change one thing. I said, oh ya what's that? He then got down on one knee pulled out the ring and said, your last name. Will you marry me?

Jillian July 16, 2013 | 11:46 AM

LOL omg these suck so bad.

Kandy May 19, 2013 | 7:46 AM

My man and I have been together 13 years I have 3 daughters and he has been with me since my youngest was 10 months old. His mother and I talk about us getting married all the time and he tells her he wants to marry me. However he thinks I want a bigger wedding than I do. I just want a small and personal ceremony we know we will always be together. Maybe I will propose to him.? Any ideas??

Abbigale March 22, 2013 | 4:55 AM

Sounds like "Lola" is way under educated and "Jennifer" is single and bitter.. HAHA!

lola January 17, 2013 | 2:10 AM

these stories are like lil fairy-tales! there so romantic. I got married at 17 only I asked him. it wasn't very romantic but he's the love of my life I didn't want to wait. he's not the romantic type though, he says he's going to purpose the right way and that will have a big wedding but in the back of my heart I know he says it to make me happy. my fairy-tale is me watching romantic movies all day pretending its me and him. maybe one day he'll surprise me, sadly I'm madly in love with that boy and I cherish him, one day I hope hell do the same.

natalie November 30, 2012 | 9:37 AM

I want to propose to my boyfriend stuart we have been together for 10 years I am so in love with him and I am sick of waiting and dropping hints lol any ideas on what I can do to make it extra special? Thanks in advance x

Genesis September 30, 2012 | 10:53 PM

I'm in love with these engagement stories but Veronica and Bo's story is my favorite and super romantic. I can't wait till my boyfriend proposes. We've talked about it, but I hope it is sooner than soon.

Jennifer May 30, 2012 | 4:40 AM

Seriously? These mostly sound like proposals from a bad Nickolas Sparks book

50 Proposals January 16, 2012 | 5:57 PM

Awesome stories! Right on Eric....super creative and romantic!

Melanie Elizabeth Lovetta March 29, 2010 | 7:25 PM

Awwwwwwwwww how sweet but my fav Is still how my rents got engaged they were on a dinner train and it was one that was a mystery like who killed the butler well while people were taking there guesses my dad got up and said your all wrong I dis it but I did it for the woman I love and when I get out of prison I wish for her to marry me so he got on one knee and said will u marry me my mom was so stunned she grabed the ring without saying anything and dads like so will u and she goes YES

Emily November 12, 2009 | 7:32 AM

Veronica and Bo's story is probably the sweetest stroy i have ever heard. :)

dinesh June 29, 2009 | 1:43 AM

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