Five Worst Ways to Propose
Let’s face it, when it comes to a marriage proposal, there’s a lot of pressure for it to be done in the right way – we’re talking right place, right time, right ring. While finding some beautiful jewellery is definitely key, the size of the rock probably won’t save you if the proposal doesn’t hit the right notes. People popping the question these days face even more scrutiny, since their big moment can now be captured on video and posted online for the world to watch and mock, but at least we can all avoid the mistakes of these five hapless sorts.
Proposals are something to remember forever, which means location is key. This special moment should not take place in the food court of a shopping centre: bustling bargain hunters and the smell of greasy burgers are hardly a suitable backdrop for a passionate and romantic declaration of love. It’s also not a good idea to go into detail about the way she eats cupcakes, and public singing is a definite no unless you’re Michael Bublé!
Public proposals are always going to be a risk and should only be attempted if you’re absolutely certain that the answer is going to be a yes. Sadly, no one told this luckless would-be groom: cue the public humiliation of being stranded on a basketball court, alone, as the camera zooms in for the world to see.
Although memorable, a fake fall off the rooftop of a building during a proposal is not the best plan. Horrific? Yes. Romantic? No.
A Speedo-clad man in a yacht, Mexican cops, machine guns and dropping the engagement ring into the ocean – this proposal could not have gone more wrong!
If a public proposal isn’t dangerous enough, try doing it on a live TV show in front of an audience with the cameras rolling. Even a cut to an ad break can’t save you from the uncomfortable silence. Awkward doesn’t cover it.