ideas for asking that question

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  1. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    okay, so me and my girlfriend have been together for a long time now, and it's getting close to the time where we take it to the next step (yes, we have talked about it). i'm looking to ask the question sometime in the next few months.

    anyways, however i do it, it had better be good, cuz she likes this sort of thing. anyone got any ideas on how i can make this memorable?
     
  2. 7on macrumors 601

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    I don't know how asking for 69 could be memorable... I guess you could say please.
     
  3. twoodcc thread starter macrumors P6

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    also, i want to somewhere have this song by George Thorogood called "I'll change my style" (and i know he didn't write it)

    lyrics:

    I'll change my style
    Even change my smile
    If the beatin' in my heart
    Is too slow for you
    Tell me, darlin', tell me, I'll change that too

    I'll change my ways
    Each night and every day
    If there's something bout my lovin'
    That don't please you
    Tell me, darlin', tell me I'll change that too

    I'll change my walk
    Even change my talk
    If there's something bout my kisses
    That don't please you
    Tell me, baby, tell me
    I'll change that too

    I'll change my style
    Oh baby after while
    If the beatin' in my heart is too slow for you
    Tell me, honey, tell me
    I'll change that too

    I'll change my way
    Every night and every day
    If there's something bout my lovin' that don't please you
    Just tell me, oh tell me, I'll change that too
     
  4. combatcolin macrumors 68020

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    The movies seem to all agree on the standard routine.

    Must works, otherwise they wouldn't keep reusing the same restaurant scene.
     
  5. dmr727 macrumors G3

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    LOL - that's funny.
     
  6. twoodcc thread starter macrumors P6

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    could you give me an example? i really don't want to go thru a bunch of girly movies to find it
     
  7. combatcolin macrumors 68020

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    Reasonably but not stupidly expensive restaurant.

    Bended knee, that sort of thing.
     
  8. Rhosfelt macrumors 65816

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    I know you are a XC runner so I am going to assume your girlfriend is too. I'd go about it in a real clever way because I like being clever. Do something like hey let me make you a running mix, and just have a few songs on it, the first or maybe like third or so, being you explain you like her blah blah, with that song you want in the background then bam! Smack her in the face with the question (not to be taken literally). While you are around the area with flowers or other sentimental stuff. Shouldn't be hard if you know her pace/have the timing down on the songs.

    That's me though I like being sneakily clever. :p
     
  9. ErikCLDR macrumors 68000

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    I was at the beach once and this guy hired a plane towing a banner that said "WILL YOU MARRY ME SANDRA?"

    Assuming you don't want to spend that much money on your proposal, I would find some beautiful place to go to. I know someone that took his GF to the top of a historic tower on top of a mountain near by and proposed to her there.

    I would do something memorable.
     
  10. twoodcc thread starter macrumors P6

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    yep, we are both runners. (she ran her first marathon this year). and yes, i want to be clever with this, which is why i'm asking for advice.

    i will have a cd mix like that, but i gotta have something else to go along with it as well
     
  11. twoodcc thread starter macrumors P6

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    now we're talking! except, your right, i'm not spending money like that.

    now where can i go around here....
     
  12. ClassicBean macrumors 6502a

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    My proposal actually involved Apple. I used iPhoto to make a storybook titled The Story of Us which featured photographs from my collection accompanied by a story which was loosely based on reality. She said yes. Had I used a Microsoft program to create the storybook, I'd still be single.
     
  13. macDonalds macrumors 6502

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    LOL!

    Don't over think... sometimes simple and elegant is the way to go.
     
  14. twoodcc thread starter macrumors P6

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    i thought about doing something like this. not sure what i'll do though. what do you mean by storybook anyway? just a picture book
     
  15. ClassicBean macrumors 6502a

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    No, I made an entire story, Once upon a time style. I started by selecting photos from my library from different trips and events over the years. I then crafted an extremely bizarre story that probably had her thinking, "do I really want to marry this guy?"
     
  16. r1ch4rd macrumors 6502a

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    Are we talking about proposing marriage here? or proposing sex?

    I just want to be clear.
     
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    You know, I had the same question. I think It's marriage:eek:
     
  18. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Men are romantic, women are pragmatic, although they do love attention.

    Don't over-think this.

    In the afterglow some evening, just pop the question.

    One of the twins, Ann Landers or Dear Yappie, once said that "Men give love to get sex. Women give sex to get love."

    I have not seen any reason to doubt that.
     
  19. twoodcc thread starter macrumors P6

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    marriage

    it's hard not to over-think this though. i know this means a lot to her

    oh ok. well maybe i'll see what i can come up with
     
  20. tresbien macrumors regular

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    well, you could ask like this one guy asked my sister to the prom..


    write out 'MARRY ME?' in bagels on her front lawn.
     
  21. Rhosfelt macrumors 65816

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    That's for the birds. I AM SUCH A LOSER!
     
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    ^^ No, that's a really bad play on words.

    I think the restaurant thing is sweet, but rather bland simply due to typicality. You obviously know her pretty good (obv), so think of something she's interested in. In a similar thread a while back, it was suggested that if she likes those GPS hunting games, bury the ring and a note or whatever and have her find it and then pop the question. That type of thing: Make it personal; it'll show you put some thought into it. If it doesn't come off so smooth, it won't matter because she'll know you put time into into making it special and memorable.

    Whatever you do, don't do it at a ball game!!
     
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    Marriage? Dude this is tough...! I though you were asking for sex.....:p
     
  25. twoodcc thread starter macrumors P6

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    thanks. it's tough though. she doesn't like much - mainly cats, flowers, and picnics.

    haha, i don't know what he would do :)

    exactly, marriage is tough, sex is easy :D
     

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