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Old Mar 25, 2008, 06:08 PM   #1
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Marriage Proposal

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Well I finally broke down and bought an engagement ring for my girlfriend and I'm desperately trying to think of a good way to propose too her. I know she loves animals and is a real outdoorsy kind of girl. And she told me if she ever were to be proposed too that she would want it to be a total surprise and something that'd she remember forever and ever. So my question is does anyone have any advice or ideas that I can think about. This ring is burning a hole in my pocket and I'm really excited to give it to her!!
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Old Mar 25, 2008, 06:10 PM   #2
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Fly her out to San Francisco. Take her to the Zoo. Rent a brass band to play along as you propose to her outside the tiger enclosure. Run for high ground.
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Old Mar 25, 2008, 06:12 PM   #3
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Does she have a dog? You could visit pets at a local shelter and hide the ring on a puppy's collar. If that's no good, maybe a trip to a local mountain or something, and a proposal on the summit?

I doubt Zoos are open, but that could be a nice place too...
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Old Mar 25, 2008, 06:39 PM   #4
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I'm not really any help i'm afraid, i just wanted to say it's pretty bad that she wants you do something to make it unforgettable, just the fact that you propose should be unforgettable.

I worried a lot about doing something amazing for my now fiance, in the end i wrote a poem and we took a trip to Niagara falls. We took some pictures too, which should help us not forget about it.

Good luck!
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Old Mar 25, 2008, 06:58 PM   #5
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Make a thread on MR asking her.
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Old Mar 25, 2008, 07:01 PM   #6
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It doesn't matter what you do, as long as you do it. I did it during a rerun of Frasier in my underwear. Same outcome, and she was very surprised
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Old Mar 25, 2008, 07:05 PM   #7
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Take her rock climbing in an indoor wall
leave ring with note on top of climb
with something sappy like "the struggles we tackle together lead to rewards..." ...
"and that is why I wish to marry you"...

Or if the weather is cooperating where you life , hike or horseback ride to a beautiful secluded spot and have picnic with the ring being the last thing you serve... : P

one of my colleagues took his GF on a helicopter ride to the glaciers here, had a two hour picnic and hike, at the end proposed to her.
she said yes...
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Old Mar 25, 2008, 07:05 PM   #8
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Drug an 800lb gorilla at the zoo one night, shave the words "Will you marry me?" into its fur, and take your girlfriend to the primates enclosure the next morning. That should do the trick.
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Old Mar 25, 2008, 07:10 PM   #9
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Do you have a store that sells those teddy bears with a little voice recorder inside? Buy one of those bears and record your voice saying, "Will you marry me?" on it.
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Old Mar 25, 2008, 07:10 PM   #10
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Text Her. Especially if you have any free text messages to use up before the end of the month.
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Old Mar 25, 2008, 07:15 PM   #11
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Drug an 800lb gorilla at the zoo one night, shave the words "Will you marry me?" into its fur, and take your girlfriend to the primates enclosure the next morning. That should do the trick.
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Do you have a store that sells those teddy bears with a little voice recorder inside? Buy one of those bears and record your voice saying, "Will you marry me?" on it.
But what if she marries the teddy?

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Old Mar 25, 2008, 07:22 PM   #12
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But what if she marries the teddy?
The OP will have dodged a bullet!

Seriously though, just do what feels natural to you. You obviously love each other for who you are so just be yourself. Good luck.
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Old Mar 25, 2008, 07:34 PM   #13
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I've had plenty of marriage proposal ideas, here are just a few:

1. If she's geeky make a website about why she should marry you and send her the link.

2. Order a pizza, and before you start eating, when she isn't looking put a sign underneath the pizza that says "Will you marry me" the message will be slowly revealed throughout dinner (just make sure you finish the pizza)

3. Write her a letter and somehow hide the words "will you marry me" somewhere in there.

4. Jvyy lbh zneel zr?
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Old Mar 25, 2008, 07:51 PM   #14
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Old Mar 25, 2008, 08:12 PM   #15
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But what if she marries the teddy?
... or the 800pd gorilla?
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Old Mar 26, 2008, 01:51 AM   #16
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Make a thread on MR asking her.
If MR had been around when my husband and I got engaged, your idea totally would have been the way to go! Win!

OP, I would be most "surprised" to receive a proposal during something that was totally mundane, but I'm funny like that. Lying around on the couch or in bed, maybe as you're giving her a nice shoulder-rub? For me, romance is an everyday thing, not just for special occasions.

Good luck!
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Old Mar 26, 2008, 02:55 AM   #17
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I always thought I wanted some big elaborate gesture but the fact is, the proposal (regardless of presentation) IS the big elaborate gesture. I was proposed to in bed (less dodgy than it sounds, honest) and it is every bit as special to me as some huge ordeal.

Even just getting down on one knee at the top of a hill after a hike would be really cool, I think. Turn around and bend down to tie your shoelace and pull it out of your pocket silently and hold it out for her. Anything you think works for the situation.

It'll be brilliant any which way you do it, I'm sure.

Best of luck!
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Old Mar 26, 2008, 12:41 PM   #18
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How about going to an Improv comedy club, and pay them off so they'll select you two to go up on stage and do a skit, but the skit will be about proposing marriage, and you can pull out the ring and make it real.

Or you could go to a garden supply store and pick up some sod, and spray paint it some bright colour, and arrange it on your lawn to spell MARRY ME. Have her be out somewhere, and setup the lawn, then meet her wherever, have a nice date together, and then come home to the lawn question.

But the most romantic method would be to pay a bunch of hobos, so that when you walk past them, they could expose themselves and ask her to marry them. Like, at least a half dozen hobos. When you get home, pull your pants down to your knees, pull out the ring, and ask her if it can be your turn. Guaranteed she'll say yes.
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Old Mar 26, 2008, 12:49 PM   #19
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Hey all,

Well I finally broke down and bought an engagement ring for my girlfriend and I'm desperately trying to think of a good way to propose too her. I know she loves animals and is a real outdoorsy kind of girl. And she told me if she ever were to be proposed too that she would want it to be a total surprise and something that'd she remember forever and ever. So my question is does anyone have any advice or ideas that I can think about. This ring is burning a hole in my pocket and I'm really excited to give it to her!!
I had a friend go down to San Diego (might have been SeaWorld) and did the swim with the dolphins thing down there. Ahead of time he set it up to have one of the dolphins deliver the ring to his girlfriend. If your girlfriend likes animals this would be cool.

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But the most romantic method would be to pay a bunch of hobos, so that when you walk past them, they could expose themselves and ask her to marry them. Like, at least a half dozen hobos. When you get home, pull your pants down to your knees, pull out the ring, and ask her if it can be your turn. Guaranteed she'll say yes.
I'd marry you.
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I'd marry you.
Not me, I pick hobo #2.
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Not me, I pick hobo #2.
Hobo #2 is a granny Sicko! Shoulda went for Hobo #3
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Old Mar 26, 2008, 02:03 PM   #23
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You could take her to the zoo and get one of those planes that have a message attached to the ends saying "Will you marry me?"

Like this one: http://www.destinationknowlton.com/u...le2-736702.jpg
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Old Mar 26, 2008, 02:31 PM   #24
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Here is what not to do:

Put the ring in a balloon and let it go in accident :/
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How many women are going to marry a hobo that flashes her?
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