LIFESTYLE: Ten romantic and unusual ways of proposing to a lady


Tying the knot or saying the ‘L-Word’ to your special someone is one of the most crucial decisions in one’s life.

However, once you have made up your mind, it’s time to take things to the next level. Whether you are looking for marriage or wanting a relationship, here is how you can do it differently. Gone are the days when all it took to propose to a girl was by getting down on one knee and awaiting her answer. Be unconventional and charm her away with these unusual yet romantic proposal ideas.

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  • A lot can happen over coffee. 

A cup of strong coffee is always a mood changer and in your case it may just turn favourable. You would have gone through a series of coffee dates already but here is how you can stick to coffee to work out your love life. Call her, sounding like it’s just another usual meeting and get the barista to serve her preferred beverage in a mug with the words, ‘Could me and you be us, now? or ‘Be mine!’ or a phrase that describes the equation you share.

  • Strike the ‘love’ chord. 

If you are part of a band or if your love’s interest is, then etch your message on the surface of the guitar pick saying, ‘We struck a chord right here…’ or you could simply place the guitar pick instead of a ring in the box. Leave a note with it saying that you want to begin your journey of love with her.

  • Packed with love

A box of her favourite ice cream is surely going to melt her heart away. Customise the packaging of an ice cream box with the words, ‘Will you be my girlfriend?’ or ‘Let’s begin a lovestruck journey…’ or a line that conveys your point in your personal style. Present this to her and she can’t turn you down.

  • A walk to remember

You’ve probably even done this plenty of times before, but if you like to keep it simple and special then a walk on the beach is ideal. It will help build up the moment. Present her with a shell necklace and just tell her what she means to you. Or get a sea shell and stick a note on it with your proposal.

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  • Poster it

This idea would bring in a surprise with the morning paper. Get a poster-size picture of both of you, one with a memorable moment and caption this picture as, ‘Be my girlfriend!’ or ‘I am in love with you…’ or anything that defines the equation between the two of you. Once you decide how you want this to look, get it printed and slip it into her morning paper. Ensure it gets to her and she is the one reading it first!

5 ways to say — Will you marry me?

  • Snorkeling your way to marriage. 

If your partner is a water baby and so are you, then this should be quite an adventure. You could choose a snorkeling destination (if convenient) and take her there. Jump right in and pop the ring underwater! Ensure you don’t misplace the ring in the process.

  • Pool of love

As a substitute to the snorkeling option, if that’s a bit out of your way then simply jump into a pool! You could go to a resort nearby or even the one in your residential area. To keep the feel romantic and special, sprinkle rose petals in the water and decorate the premises with some balloons. Try lighting some floating candles and set the music just right. Get her to dip into the pool with you and just surprise her with the ring there.

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  • Scrabble it. 

If your girlfriend or partner is a vocabulary or scrabble enthusiast, then there couldn’t be a better way to pop the big question to her. Lay the scrabble board with the words ‘Will you marry me?’ or ‘Marry me’ already with a ‘Y’ or ‘N’ option besides it. See how she reacts to this thoughtful word game.

  • Go back to where you first met. 

With long and eventful years of courtship, sometimes you tend to forget the very first moments that started it all. For a simple yet special way to speak your heart out, take your partner to the place where you saw each other, the first time. You could arrange for the classroom where your eyes first met or simply the friend’s house you first bonded at. If you have pictures of those good old days, place them all over. Behind those pictures write your question, in a series. See how that works for you. Or simply hold her close and slip the ring into her finger!

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  • Love diary. 

Present your love with a diary, tracking pictures and memories since you both met, in a timeline format. Against every year mention how the status was between the both of you and then when you reach the current year, say it that you want to spend the rest of your life with them. Or place the ring there in a small pouch safely.

Both of you would undoubtedly be very excited for the new beginnings but you have to keep in mind a few rules and secrets to a successful marriage. Know how to work on your marriage and keep it strong, here.

Life is full of choices, what are yours? 

By Timmy Samchel (AM A LETHAL)


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