ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Romantic Ways to Pop the Question

Updated on July 10, 2019
Ladymermaid profile image

Mother of two daughters and grandmother of seven, I strive to achieve an optimum level of health and happiness. Life is all about balance.


Romance has Everything to do With it

When it is time to propose to the one that you love there are so many ways to do it. Well rest assured that there really is no right or wrong way to ask for someone's hand in marriage. Proposing to the one that you love is romantic and even the most fumbled proposal will generally be fondly remembered well into future years. There are however some ways to make your proposal so much more exciting than simply holding out the ring and popping the question.

If you are considering asking for the hand of that special someone then you may be interested in knowing which are the most romantic ways to propose. A little touch of romance is always appreciated in a relationship and especially so when you are about to ask someone to marry you.

Creating the perception of romance is actually quite easy. Whenever you show a deep caring and consideration for her feelings you effectively create a romantic atmosphere. A thoughtful gesture can send warm fuzzies floating into the air surrounding the two of you. It is that easy. Add an element of surprise into the mix to create a marriage proposal that will be virtually guaranteed to bring a touch of magic to this occasion.

Is He or She Ready for You to Propose?

Before you pop that all important question it is wise to know that your partner truly is as ready for the engagement as you are. The signs and signals are generally there.

  1. Amount of time spent together. Have you been together a sufficient length of time to get to know and appreciate each other?
  2. Do you regularly exchange expressions of love? Saying I love you to one another is a fairly good indicator of the depth of feeling that you share for one another.
  3. You have discussed your future relationship plans and you both see a marriage union in the future.

Is Your Bride Waiting?

My daughter on her wedding day
My daughter on her wedding day

What is Your Relationship Status?

Are You Single or Married?

See results

Be Creative

There are many ways to add romance into this occasion. You have already won the heart of your partner so now you also have the opportunity to win their hand in marriage.

  • You can pop the ring into an ice cube.
  • Tie the ring onto the string of a bouquet of balloons.
  • Mold the ring into a candle which will be conveniently lighted during a romantic dinner together. *It's important to insure that the ring will become visible within an hour.
  • Pop the ring and a card into an envelope and tape it to her bathroom mirror.
  • Throw a party with the sole intention of the Scavenger Hunt game ending with her finding the ring.
  • Arrive at her house dressed in a tuxedo with a bottle of champagne, two crystal glasses, and the ring.
  • If you have access to her keys then pop it onto the keyring.
  • Play a game of scrabble and spell out marry me. Of course you will have to cheat a little to pull off this move.
  • Do the traditional down on one knee routine. The success of this ritual's endurance speaks for itself.

Be thoughtful and caring in your gesture as this is the ideal way to display how much she means to you. Say I love you from your heart. Your partner will get the message.

Spell Out What You Want to Say


Select a Location

Atmosphere is a very important part of any romantic situation and it all begins with a location. Where you choose to propose can add a definite air of enchantment to the scenario.

Is there a place or locale that holds special memories for the two of you? It could be the spot where the two of you first met, the place where your first date occurred, or perhaps even where you first told her that you loved her. If you can recall a spot that is important to the two of you then this would be a great place to propose.

The location you select does not even have to be one that you have ever visited before. If you know where she / he feels most comfortable or has most desired to visit then that could also be the location you choose to propose at. It could be her childhood home or on a trip her ancestral home ie: England, Greece, or Rome.

If you are pretty sure that the person you are about to ask to marry you will say yes then you can also consider a public proposal. Proposing to her at her work place, a restaurant, gym, sporting event, or family gathering can be very romantic.

When you propose in a crowd your partner quickly becomes the center of attention. This is her special moment and until she gives an answer she is the most important person in that room. Having others around to witness your devotion and commitment to her can be one of the most romantic ways to propose. You are professing your love for the world to see. If you know that she will say yes then this can be a delightful way to ask for her hand in marriage.

Are You Ready to Pop the Question?

Are You Ready to Propose?

See results

Ask the Question

Now that you have selected the perfect location it is time to decide how you will propose to her. There are many ways to ask the big question. The traditional standard has been to get down on one knee for the proposal and this is still a very emotionally touching scenario. The most romantic gestures usually hang around for a reason.

If you can remember the date that you met then counting backwards to that date, always adds a very romantic flare to the proposal. “It was two years, twenty-one days, and four hours ago that I met the woman that I hope to spend the rest of my life with. And that would be you hon. Will you marry me?” It is a proposal that shows exactly how important your meeting her was. That meeting date was important enough for you to remember the smallest details of it and because those small details are usually very important to her. This is a very sweet way to propose.

You can also choose to use flowers to carry your message. Flowers are a wonderful gift to receive at any time but when they come bearing a wedding proposal they are a surprise that a person is not likely to forget. If you do pop the question into the card though she may wonder where the ring to accompany the engagement is so be sure to let her know you have it waiting for her.

If you are personally delivering the flowers or arrive within minutes of the flowers being delivered then you can gift the ring at this time. Once she reads the card and fully understands exactly what you are asking, drop to one knee and propose to her a second time. Two proposals of marriage are just so much better than one. Say “I love you, will you marry me?" with flowers and then verbally say it once again on bended knee.

There really is no wrong way to propose. Most declarations of love are romantic in their own unique way so the true question is: Are you ready to propose?

© 2018 Lorelei Cohen


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)