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proposing

Unique proposal ideas and stories, including super geeky proposals, proposing without a ring, advice for women about how to propose to a boyfriend, LGBT proposal stories, and more!

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How to propose to your partner, offbeat style

Getting ready to propose? YAY! Before we pop the bubbly, we’ve put together this guide on how to propose to your partner. Whether you’re considering a double proposal or proposing without a ring, we’ve got the deets on what needs to go down before YOU go down on one knee.

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Pole dance engagement photos

I’ve been pole dancing as a hobby for eight years now. When my husband proposed, he knew how much of a big deal pole was in my life, so he arranged with the studio owners to sneak into class while I was stretching, and got down on one knee.

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How do I tell my partner I don’t want a big proposal?

My boyfriend wants to give me an “over-the-top” proposal. I don’t know how I feel about this. I appreciate his desire to do something special but I’m not sure if I’m comfortable with the idea of a big proposal.

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Proposing to my introvert boyfriend: the most empowering moment of my life

This is the story of the most empowering moment of my life. Ok, I’m only 27, so I’m hoping to have a lot more empowering moments but, man, proposing to my introverted boyfriend was incredibly awesome. The best thing is that I did not expect it to feel this way… and I definitely did NOT expect his reaction!

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Stop waiting for him to be ready: a businesswoman’s proposal timeline

As a businesswoman, I run within certain social circles (other businesswomen) and we have discovered that we don’t have the luxury to be a woman-in-waiting any longer. As a woman who dates men, I’m done waiting for him to propose — and I suggest you consider being done too.

YES, we will marry this Harry Potter inspired proposal (with wands, robes, and the Unbreakable Vow!)

How to feel patient about getting engaged

This may not be a popular opinion, but I feel sad when I hear how many of my friends seem to think their relationship is somehow not “valid enough” unless they are engaged or married…