12 Worst Wedding Proposals
We are at that time of the year when suddenly everybody wants to be with someone, whether it is for five minutes, for a night or for a lifetime. For men who seek the “forever and always” option, the quest to pop the question in the most riveting and romantic way has become a must; some even delay the proposal just so that everything is perfect. Still, some people pull off the most cliché and most annoying proposal stunts you wouldn’t believe even when it has gone wrong for others countless times. Here are some of those wedding proposal scenarios you should stir clear of if you really want to hear a “yes” that comes from the heart.
ON VALENTINE’S DAY
You are probably thinking “But it is the most romantic day in the world, perfect time to propose”. Wrong! It only proves one thing to your girl. You are a cheapskate who just got a diamond ring on a bargain. Besides, proposals should have a day of their own. It makes it all the more special. Let Valentine’s Day be what it is…….not Valentine’s day/engagement anniversary (if such a phrase exists).
IN FRONT OF YOUR FAMILY
Guys, this has got to be the worst move in the book. Put yourself in her shoes. Would you like it if she proposed to you in front of her protective father? Didn’t think so. So why put her on the spot in front of your mother or your entire family? It is just wrong. Both of you are supposed to make the decision to be together…ALONE!!!
IN FRONT OF A CROWD
Now while this can turn out quite dreamy, when it goes bad it is baaaad!!! Proposing to her in front of a crowd is putting undue pressure on her to say yes. What if she doesn’t want to marry you? Did you think of that or are you that cocky? If she did want to say no, two things are involved. She will either embarrass you in front of hundreds of people or say yes now and dump you a week later. Simple.
AFTER WATCHING A ROMANTIC MOVIE
Ok, just because Richard Gere proposed to some hot blonde on your TV doesn’t mean you should propose to the lady beside you. He had his reasons. Figure out yours before you start blurting out something that will give you cold feet later. Bottom line is do not let external influence make you decide when to take the step towards tying the knot.
IMMEDIATELY AFTER A PREGNANCY TEST
What, you were waiting for her to prove that she is fertile before you marry her? Is that what the relationship was based on, her ability to make babies? That is just (for lack of a better word) insulting. If she is perceptive enough to realize what you are up to, you won’t like the result. Don’t ever think that a woman will agree to marry you because she is carrying your child. Some ladies will surprise you.
A WEEK AFTER YOU MET HER
Slow down Mr. Speedy Gonzalez!! You just met! Here are the questions she will ask herself when you pull this stunt. “Is he in need of money?”, “Is he about to lose his inheritance?”, “Is he involved in some kind of diabolical money spinning cult?” and so on and so on. You don’t want to come off as a man with an ulterior (mostly negative) motive. Take your time brother.
This not only a cliché stunt, it is also dangerous. She could actually ingest the engagement ring. It has happened before, Google it. Jewelers put rings in cases for a reason. Please do not put it in food, desserts, wine glasses or any such place. The ring should end up on her finger at the end of the day not in her stomach.
Woe betide you if it’s a song she hates. If she does like the song make sure your voice comes close to that of the original singer. Please do not try singing a Michael Bolton song with a voice that sounds like Dede One-Day, worst of all if her friends are with her. You will ruin the song for her, probably end up with a no (or a half-hearted yes at best) and end making her a laughing stock in front of her friends.
SENDING AN EMAIL
This is cheezy and only shows that you are too lazy to make some effort in getting the art of proposing to a woman at least half way right. It is actually dumb that you could leave a lifetime decision like this in the hands of Gmail and internet service providers. Let’s hope the laziness allows you at least type everything in full.
THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA AND CHAT FORUMS
Facebook status, blackberry pm’s, tweets, etc. are the worst ways to propose to a woman. That is probably even worse than sending an email. In your next relationship (because she will most likely turn you down), put some work into popping the question. It will make her feel that the occasion means a lot to you too.
AFTER A NIGHT OF HEAVY DRINKING
Asking for a lady’s hand in marriage while under heavy intoxication is the worst move to make. You might end not remembering what happened the next day. Worst still, she will feel insulted that it takes heavy intoxication for you to realize that you want to spend the rest of your life with her. A definite no no dear! Hold the thought until you are sober.
AT HER WORK PLACE
Proposing to your better half while she has a ton of paper work to attend to and her superiors breathing down her neck isn’t the most romantic of settings. She will probably give you a hurried answer just to get back to work. Some women keep a low profile at work. Respect that and keep such sensitive and personal occasions out of the work place whether it’s hers or yours.