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Old 01-30-2009, 10:40 AM
 
Location: San Antonio-Westover Hills
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If you want something truly unique or special, then you're going to have to come up with it yourself. Nobody knows your girlfriend and the relationship you have with her better than you. Ideas from other people are fine, but to avoid a cliche proposal you should have the occasion focus on special moments from your relationship.

I agree. I want to also add that it should be a private moment. Don't do it as a spectacle for others to witness. You're asking this woman the most important question of her life--it needs to be between you two.

One of the most awesome things I've seen is men who ask for the parents' permission ahead of time. If you have the ability to do that, it might be a very romantic and respectful gesture that your hopefully-soon fiancee will appreciate and love.

Good luck!
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Old 01-30-2009, 11:05 AM
 
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You could send her on a scavenger hunt around the city and the last clue would take her to you, where you'd be waiting in a room filled with candles and flowers. {swoon}
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Old 01-30-2009, 11:10 AM
 
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Another idea is do have a get together with her friends and family but pretend like it's to introduce your two families or something. Then propose in front of everyone so they share in the moment and can take pictures, etc.
Of course, it depends on how confident you are she'll say Yes

I like the idea of making it a more private event personally, though.

I had a friend who wanted to propose to his then GF (now wife) at a romantic restaurant, but he was so nervous with all the people around, he couldn't do it. He ended up doing it in parking lot after dinner His GF said he was sweating and acting funny all during dinner
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