The 10 most common mistakes when proposing

Avoid the 10 most common mistakes - for a perfect proposal
Avoid the 10 most common mistakes - for a perfect proposal

Once we have said or done something inappropriate is often too late to take it back. It should therefore be something we try to avoid during the proposal. We help you avoid the 10 most common mistakes during the proposal.

Read now, before you buy a ring or get engaged.

1. Choosing an ordinary day

Your sweetheart wants to feel special on the day of the proposal. So we recommend you to choose a day that is symbolic to your relationship, such as the anniversary of your first date.

2. Showing the ring to others before the engagement

Letting other women try on the ring isn't the best idea. It's wise to get a second opinion, but please not from your future fiancée's girlfriends. Make sure that your fiancée is the first person in your friendship circle to see and try on the ring. This way she can enjoy the moment of proudly showing the ring to everyone for the first time.

3. Inform too many people

If you are ready to ask her the most beautiful question in life, don't tell too many people. It is much more exciting for both of you to share the news with your friends and relatives after you've successfully become engaged.

4. Playing hide-and-seek with the ring

Imagine you're about to propose to your girlfriend as she swallows the ring you've hid in her scoop of ice cream or cocktail glass. A hospital trip is probably not the best way to start your future together.

5. Pranking her

Telling your partner that you aren't ready for a wedding in the next few years or suddenly have to go to jail, shortly before the proposal could have unwanted consequences. It's better to avoid these types of joke.

6. Being inattentive

If you fail to treat your partner like a VIP, please don't be surprised at the consequences. This includes things like choosing the right location. Do your research and you'll find that many venues or restaurants will be happy to provide an individual setting for your proposal.

7. Behaving suspiciously

The closer the special moment comes, the more difficult it gets to behave unsuspiciously. Constant touching of your trouser pocket to ensure that the ring is still there, or similar nervous behaviour can make partner suspect something is up.

8. Forgetting what it really is about

Your proposal will only be perfect if you are honest, sincere and passionate. Arguments - no matter what the topic - should be avoided on the day of the proposal. Remember: the engagement day is an important day for you, but even more important for your partner!

9. Choosing the wrong words

You should never begin your proposal with the following 4 statements:
"Since we're not getting any younger…"
"Even if my mother says…"
"I'm afraid my wild days are over, so…"
"You won!"

10. Disregarding traditions, forgetting to ask the parents in-laws

And last but not least: a traditional proposal also means that you speak to the future parents-in-law before the proposal and ask them for their daughter's hand. This shows dignity and style. Your partner's parents will appreciate your courage and will be happy about the future union,

If you want to know how to do it correctly, please read our guide on the perfect proposal.

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