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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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A feminist’s struggle (and secret loophole) with an impending proposal

While I consider myself a feminist, I fear that I too have fallen victim to the antiquated societal norm regarding wedding proposals. I have recently found myself waiting with bated breath for a proposal that I know is coming soon. I’ve come up with a secret solution in order to in order to stick to my liberal foundations. But deciding to officially become engaged to be married is a big choice, and I wonder why we have both decided that he is the only one in the relationship who can fully prepare for this event.

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Will you be my Player Two?: How one Offbeat Bride proposed to her “mancreature”

We love us a good girl-proposes-to-guy story. Hell, Offbeat Bride wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for one of those stories. Tribesmaid Kaharaminttu has one of those stories, including a delightfully adorkable Mario-themed ring box that is going viral.

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How I proposed to my boyfriend with the help of his buddies

Offbeat bride reader Sarah, shared with us this cute story about how, with the help of a some good friends and a top-secret plan, she popped the question to her man.

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How to propose without a ring: Engagement ring alternatives for guys and masculine folks

A reader who wrote to us wants to propose to her boyfriend but doesn’t want to give him a ring. Here’s some advice and a few suggestions for “cool alternatives for an engagement ring for guys.” But let’s be honest, these could work for girls just as well.

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What Timothy Leary can teach you about having BIG CONVERSATIONS with your potential fiance

“I know we need to have those conversations before I pull out a ring and pop the question, but I’m at a loss for how to do so without seeming like I’m going through a laundry list. How can I do this right?”

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Proposing Part 2: How to propose to your boyfriend

Last week’s Why you should propose to your boyfriend post was a big hit, so I’m continuing on with Part 2: HOW to propose to your boyfriend. Of course there are as many ways to propose to your boyfriend as there are people reading this website, but when considering proposing, here are a few things […]