6 Public Proposal Dos & Don'ts

Don't want your proposal to end like this? Heed this advice.By Diana Vilibert, Care2 Healthy Living

Thinking of proposing in front of a few dozen, hundred, or thousand unsuspecting strangers? There's a not-so-fine line between romantic and horrifying. Actually, three not-so-fine lines. Watch and learn from these public proposals, plus our dos and don'ts of popping the question in public:


Example #1: Proposing at a sporting event (See the video here)

Don't do it if you're not sure what the answer will be.

Do discuss the future of your relationship in the privacy of your own home. If you're going to propose on the JumboTron like this guy, at least make sure you've floated the whole marriage idea to your significant other before getting down on one knee. Getting married is a mutual decision. The proposal should not be the first time your significant other finds out you're thinking about marriage.

Example #2: Proposing on an airplane (See the video here)

Don't trap them. Figuratively or literally, such as 30,000 feet in the air, in a plane.

Do give them an out so they're not pressured to say yes in the moment…only to go back on it later. Hey, we're sure he or she will say yes! But juuuuust in case, maybe don't propose when their only escape option if they say no is jumping out of plane. (Spoiler alert: the woman in this video says yes…but who wants to say no to someone they're about to spend hours on a plane with?)

Example #3: Proposing in a food court (See the video here)

Don't do it in a food court. Really, no intimate moments of any kind, emotional or physical, in a food court please.

Do…not do this under any circumstance. Sorry, there is no "do" in this situation. Even if it's where you first met. Even if the smell of fries now reminds you of her. No one wants to be proposed to with the soft sounds of "Welcome to Wendy's. Can I take your order?" in the background.

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