Before you pop the question make sure your values line up with his. Consider getting his thoughts on long-term committment to tap into his feelings about your relationship. Ask yourself these questions first: What you should know before getting married. If you still think it's time to take the next step, here's the skinny on how to pop the question to you man.
Use his hobbies
Showing an interest in what your guy likes, whether it's car repair or computer programming, is a great way of letting a guy know that he is loved and accepted for who he is. So, when it comes to getting creative with your proposal factor in some of his favorite hobbies, just as he would do if he was planning a proposal.
The stereotype of the resentful football widow is so powerful that many women are combining their proposals with tickets to their guy's favorite team. This helps the guys know that just because you are taking the lead here, it does not mean you're planning on taking over his life.
The saying goes, "The way to a man's heart is through his stomach." A favorite meal gives him a taste of what life with you will be like and will, hopefully, render a warm and fuzzy feeling that assures him he likes being with a gal like you!
Involving your children, two legged or more, is a great way to help remind your guy about what's really important. They create a homey feeling that will get your guy thinking about life with you.
Romance isn't just for girls. Let your guy know that you remember how it all started, and use those feelings of love and excitement to spark your new life together. It will bring you both back to an exciting time in your relationship and kick off your engagement right.
You're already going to surprise him by being the one to propose marriage -- the pressure is already on. So, don't worry about getting too elaborate with your plan. Ultimately, you have to tell him how you feel. Out with it! Put it on the line and see what happens.
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