How Did You Propose?

Squilly

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So, I'm wondering, how did you propose to your spouse (for those of you that are married or were married)? Let's see how creative MR can get :)
 

Gregg2

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Creative? Nah.
I don't buy it that a guy sets up this elaborate proposal and doesn't know if she will say yes or no.

My spouse-to-be and I talked about what "I love you" means, and that we wanted to stay together and get married. I knew without having to ask "Will you marry me?" that she wanted to marry me.

Now, for some the drama might only be the question of when the wedding will take place. We talked that out too, and planned it together. There was no element of surprise or drama or creativity involved.
 
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Squilly

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Hmm... normally think of proposals as creative. Usually.
 
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Gregg2

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last month in San Francisco, took a small hike to a awesome view area west of the golden gate.
Pretty sparse on details there, like, who took the photo??

I gave my then fiance her engagement ring (which we shopped for together) on an impulse to cheer her up one day when she was blue. Had planned to do it around Christmas, but couldn't wait. I can see doing that at a scenic or meaningful location, but I didn't have the patience to plan something.
 
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ejb190

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A funny story. Before I proposed, I managed to get my in-laws away from my wife. I said I had a question for them and showed them the ring. My father-in-law looks at me and says, "I appreciate the gesture, but I'm already married." My MIL was tearing up and my FIL was trying to act macho about it, but I could tell he was flattered I would ask them first.

I proposed on the beach at Indiana Dunes State Park. It was cold, windy, and there wasn't another person in sight. Sarah couldn't figure out why I wanted to go out there before we met some friends of hers for dinner. I proposed out by the sea wall. When we got back in the car I had a CD burnt with Chris Rice's "When Did You Fall" cued up. That song describes the four years before we got married to a tee. We sat in the car listening to that song, watching the waves come in off the lake, and warming up before we went to dinner.

I had not met her friends before and it was kind of fun when Sarah introduced me as her fiance. They wanted to know when that happened. The jaws dropped when I answered, "About 20 minutes ago!"

It wasn't about the proposal itself. It was all about the people we shared it with.
 
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Squilly

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With an air horn blaring and the nipple tassels swinging.

...she said no. :(

edit: I was also wearing a sombrero.
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A funny story. Before I proposed, I managed to get my in-laws away from my wife. I said I had a question for them and showed them the ring. My father-in-law looks at me and says, "I appreciate the gesture, but I'm already married." My MIL was tearing up and my FIL was trying to act macho about it, but I could tell he was flattered I would ask them first.

I proposed on the beach at Indiana Dunes State Park. It was cold, windy, and there wasn't another person in sight. Sarah couldn't figure out why I wanted to go out there before we met some friends of hers for dinner. I proposed out by the sea wall. When we got back in the car I had a CD burnt with Chris Rice's "When Did You Fall" cued up. That song describes the four years before we got married to a tee. We sat in the car listening to that song, watching the waves come in off the lake, and warming up before we went to dinner.

I had not met her friends before and it was kind of fun when Sarah introduced me as her fiance. They wanted to know when that happened. The jaws dropped when I answered, "About 20 minutes ago!"

It wasn't about the proposal itself. It was all about the people we shared it with.
That's awesome. Any pics?
 
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KylePowers

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Just merely out of curiosity, for those that have posted and those that will post, can you mention how long you dated your significant other before proposing? :)
 
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designs216

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last month in San Francisco, took a small hike to a awesome view area west of the golden gate.

I snuck her into Fort Macon state park in time to see the sunrise over the ocean. There by the jetty, over a wine and cheese breakfast, I delivered my line. Nobody sees this coming at 6:00 am :) Our interlude was shortly interrupted by a park ranger who was upset about the alcohol and trespassing. She showed him the shiny new ring and he let us go with a warning. :)
 
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m4v3r1ck

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I didn't marrie that lovely girl from the best Dutch Apple Store! I proposed to here in that Store by letting her chose between me+honeymoon or an Apple Mac Pro! She chose the latter!, but it crashed and I'm still up-and-running! "-D
 
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maflynn

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I proposed at a restaurant in Cape Cod. I called the place in advance asking them to make up a cake that said Will you marry me. During dessert they brought the cake out and I got down on one knee and proposed. :D
 
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Gregg2

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Just merely out of curiosity, for those that have posted and those that will post, can you mention how long you dated your significant other before proposing? :)
Two months. Engaged for two and a half years, while attending different universities. Married for almost 35, and counting.
 
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maflynn

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Just merely out of curiosity, for those that have posted and those that will post, can you mention how long you dated your significant other before proposing? :)
For me about year :)

We've been going strong 8 years now :D
 
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