Image Courtesy of graur razvan ionut / FreeDigitalPhotos.net. Creative ways to propose to your loved one.
Remember when Stefano proposed to Lisa on an episode on My Kitchen Rules in 2013, when this couple had to avoid elimination in their second instant restaurant? Stefano could barely concentrate, and now we understand why. Neither could Lisa. She needed some time to let it sink in. Stefano accuses those unlikeable Asian girls from New South Wales for spoiling the moment.
Many men go to great lengths to propose to their partner. Gone are those days where you simply open a ring, bend down on one knee and pose that question. Too boring. Too passe.
Speaking of TV celebrities as opposed to ordinary people; Dr McDreamy (Dr Shepherd on Grey's Anatomy) proposed to Meredith in the hospital elevator in the most unusual way. It worked. Mer said yes.
A lot of guys are paying big bucks to advertise the question on cinema advertising in the USA. Maybe that same trend could buck in other nations real soon? Go to a sporting event, and all of a sudden the MC might announce "Lewis loves Cindy, and Cindy will you marry Lewis?" in front of a full crowd. Some men have gone as far as popping the question in an art mural too.
The list could go on and on. For example, my brother managed to get his lover to learn how to skydive. The moment she landed on the ground with a parachute in tow, he popped the question on a piece of material with the words "Marry me Carla" painted on. Ok, so after your first skydive you're quite dizzy. A lot for Carla to take in, however, needless to say she said yes. Champagne and cheers were immediately popped. Even better, it was filmed. This occurred around 15 years ago. They finally tied the knot last year. They has to, in order to move to the country they want to live in.
Other ways include hiding a ring in a cake, and/or in their favourite piece of chocolate. Speaking of chocolate, there are two guests coming on a future chocolate tour of mine who wants to propose to his partner on the tour, in front of all the other guests.
Some ways cost the earth, while other ways come for free or on the cheap. In Sydney right now (as at the time of writing this) a man can pay $1000 to ask the question in fireworks at Darling Harbour's month of love, provided he gives the organisers at least four days notice with his message to be displayed in fireworks for all to see and admire. Wow.
If you have any other quirky ideas a man can use to pop the question, please leave a comment where indicated. This could be fun.