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Old 05-29-2009, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Ballantyne - Endhaven Communities
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In your opinion, what is the most romantic spot in Charlotte? Could be a restaurant, park, whatever.

I'm looking for a good place to take my girlfriend for a very special occasion.

Your thoughts?
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Old 05-29-2009, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Charlotte NC
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romantic comes from the heart bro, not the C-D forum!

but good luck!
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Old 05-29-2009, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Waxhaw, NC
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Bentley's on 27 for a Restaurant... let me think on the rest...
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Old 05-29-2009, 12:13 PM
 
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So I get the feeling you might be proposing?? If so let me advise you to not do the restaurant thing. I would lean more towards something that means something to you both. Even the parking lot where you shared your first kiss can be romantic when you choose it for a special reason. If there is no such place, then think of your personalities. Is she outdoorsy? If so then a canoe out in the middle of a pond. Is she girlie? Set up a massage and try to sneak in and surprise her near the end. Daniel Stow Botanical Gardens is a nice backdrop also. But for me nothing was better than a proposal at my childhood home we were getting ready to sell. DH gave me one more amazing moment to cap off the place I grew into the woman he wanted to marry... Good luck!
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Old 05-29-2009, 02:53 PM
 
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Restaurant? I like the Fig Tree.......
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Old 05-29-2009, 03:30 PM
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Location: Upstairs closet
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I like that commercial where the guy takes the girl to two or three "special" places, and then he gets to the last and she says something like "why is this place special" "Cause you will remember this for the rest of your life...Will you......"

Hate to plug a commercial, but that is pretty cool, imho...and it can be ANYWHERE.

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Old 05-29-2009, 04:25 PM
 
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Don't do a restaurant. Everyone will watch and then she will be excited and you will have to sit there and wait to finish your meal.
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Old 05-29-2009, 06:48 PM
 
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In your opinion, what is the most romantic spot in Charlotte? Could be a restaurant, park, whatever.

I'm looking for a good place to take my girlfriend for a very special occasion.

Your thoughts?
I'm in favor of the "whatever". If in fact it's a proposal as other have suggested think about the consequenses of a "restaurant". You propose. Special moment indeed. State of economy rest. is not even around on your first anniv. Bad.

Park. City takes it over and builds a housing project for the poor. Bad.

Now a "whatever", thats special. Get creative and like Nike says "Just do it"!
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Old 05-29-2009, 07:21 PM
 
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Old 05-29-2009, 07:38 PM
 
Location: Some got six month some got one solid. But me and my buddies all got lifetime here
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Dude, if you're gonna propose don't do it in a restaurant. Don't do it where you can be seen. That goes for all you yokels who use scoreboard messages and video screens inside arenas, live television, holding up "<name of now embarrassed woman> will you marry me" sign outside of The Today Show.... Professing your love in front of thousands makes many like me simply pull for the rejection.

Do it in a park or some outdoor setting and wait until you're alone. Completely and totally alone.

True story: about a month or so ago we're walking around the Boardwalk in University. We're right near the bridge that leads you over the pond towards the hotel. We come upon a couple, probably no later than their mid 20's, when all of a sudden he drops on one knee and takes the girl's hand and pops the question.

Now figure this guy had to have meticulously planned this moment out for a while. He may have practiced which knee to get down on and do it without stumbling left or right...he may have said, "will you marry me" a hundred times over with various voice inflections (will you MARRY me...will YOU marry me...WILL you marry me...will you marry ME?...). He probably waited for that just exactly perfect moment in which to spring this surprise onto his hopefully soon to be fiance, wanting everything to be just right. And finally he was able to gather up his courage and make his commitment to her.

I have no idea what came over me. All I could do was say out loud, "Oh dear God don't do it" just loud enough for both of them to turn their heads my way. Oh did his face drop for a couple of seconds. On top of THAT, she loudly asks him, "are you serious". Sadly I didn't stick around to see if she actually said yes, although judging by the hug afterwards I think she did. Still, if they choose to tell the whole story of the day they got engaged it would have to include some knucklehead offering a bit of free advice.

I don't think you wanna risk that. Keep it private. Unless you guys wanna tell me where you'll be dining for this special occasion.
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