It takes a lot of courage to "pop the question," but in almost all scenarios the answer is going to be a yes. Proposals should be fun, memorable events––after all, they shouldn't happen very often! It is true that the only two people that the proposal should please is you and your betrothed, and should similarly be something meaningful to you both. However, if you are having a little trouble coming up with something (and after the write-off year that was 2020, who can blame you), then here are a few romantic ideas to get you started.
1. Before you do anything else, get the best ring.
Now, before you get to the drawing board and start brainstorming proposal ideas, there is one element that you must have in place—the engagement ring. Simply put, a proposal is not complete without one. Yes, you can have workarounds if you haven't had a chance to find that special one just yet, or if you've proposed on a spur of the moment—although why you'd be reading this list would be a little redundant if you have already popped that question!
So before you do anything else, you need to buy a ring to propose with. There is a myriad of these to choose from, with regular diamonds or synthetic at the center. You can go classic yellow gold, or a little bit more modern with platinum or white gold. There is even the option of a salt and pepper diamond ring available, which sparkle from the contrast of black and white diamonds held in a silver band. These types of rings are available through places like Chinchar Maloney, a handmade jewelry specialist. However, whichever ring you choose—the diamond is usually the deal-breaker. Natural diamonds, white diamonds, or pepper diamonds? The choice is yours, just make sure you've made it before getting down on one knee.
2. Book yourselves a spa day.
It doesn't matter what gender you are, everybody loves a trip to the spa. Specifically, most visitors go to enjoy one of the many different types of massage treatments on offer at a treatment center, and aside from the known benefits of massage in treating health conditions, a typical massage session is just so darn relaxing.
Normally, it would be difficult to associate massage therapy with romance (especially if it's a sports massage intended to treat chronic pain) but consider this: A good, full massage that is enjoyed by both you and your partner can put you both into a state of relaxation that will both alleviate the stress of proposing and leave some fond memories of the day. For extra emphasis, why don't you take over from the massage therapist and deliver the massage personally?
A good spa day normally ends with good food, so perhaps a romantic first dinner as fiancés is also on the cards.
3. Proposing in the home, and when.
There's no getting away from the fact that COVID-19 has put a real dampener on many people's plans this year, and is likely to cancel a few more before it's done. If you were hoping to go on vacation to propose then in all likelihood, you are going to have to wait a while yet. However, there is something to be said for proposing at home, and there are plenty of ideas on how to help.
As an extra tip, though, try not to propose during another special occasion or holiday season. The day you pop the question should belong to the both of you, and no one else. Unless you have a really poor memory, turn a day that is not normally remembered, into something special.
Here's a special little memorable feat to try; take the most romantic book of all time (Pride and Prejudice, according to most readers), get a cheap copy, hollow out the pages to put the ring inside, and give it to your love. Then when your intended opens the gift, voila! Congratulations, you've just proposed!