Proposing is an art.
It takes guts, restraint, and a heavy dose of romance. And it should not be taken lightly. Proposals are like job interviews. You can't just waltz into that situation without a lot of preparation, or if you're one of those whose breath gets gnarly at nerve-wracking situations, without chewing gum before your scheduled appointment.
Yes, you will sweat a lot, and yes you will feel like you need to throw up, but to land the job as someone's person for the rest of their lives, you need to buckle down, get yourself a solid resume (or in this case, a huge, sparkly rock *wink*) and show your future employer (this metaphor ends here) a lot of personality.
And in the spirit of Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla's blockbuster film "Can't Help Falling in Love", we are here to help you land yourself a wife because we're just a bunch of romantics here who believe in forever.
To do that, we'll have to examine how people who have been successful at it did it, and so we employ the help of viral proposal videos to aid you to your journey to getting down on one knee.
1. Make your proposal an experience.
This guy Ross meticulously planned his proposal to his girlfriend Jella. The plan involved an afternoon-long food tour of Binondo, a marching band, lots of balloons, sparklers, and the help of friends and family. It was epic.
Here's what made Jella say yes:
Ross turned the worst day of Jella's life into the most memorable day ever by thinking outside the box. The lesson here: Get creative. It's for your BAE, duh.
Take your time to really think about what your girlfriend enjoys, what her favorites are, what makes her the happiest, and from there formulate a solid surprise proposal that will knock her socks off.
2. Don't hold back.
Sarah and Juan might be fictional, but their proposal is pretty epic. Juan used Doublemint (which he and his girlfriend are strong supporters of as we see in the video) wrapper drawings to make an irresistibly fresh kind of proposal.
Here's what made Sarah say yes:
Dude, go all-out. We're serious. If you're among the lucky ones, you'll only propose once in your life so you better make it count.
If you're an artist, document your lives like Juan did in seemingly insignificant pieces of paper. There's nothing like love to make another man's trash into treasures.
If you're an architect, why don't you give her a plan for your future house? If you're a director, make her a movie. If you're a writer, make her a novel. Really put your back into making your proposal something that's organic in your relationship, something you both will cherish for the rest of your lives.
As the song "Can't Help Falling in Love" goes, "Take my hand, take my whole life too."
3. When you know, you know and if you know, there's no reason to say no.
The man who proposed (Youtuber daviator358) described his proposal best: "We've been dating for six years and about a year into our relationship, [I] had the idea to document some highlights of our lives by taking pictures with letters. We wanted to prove that if one day we got married... that 'we always knew.' What my girlfriend didn't know is that for our final letter (which we had done in our home town) I had something bigger planned."
Here's what made his girlfriend say yes:
A proposal five years in the making will make any girl say yes. Here applies the old adage, "It's not about the destination, it's about the journey." One surefire way of making your SO say yes to your proposal? Treat her well everyday. Treat her as your equal. Treat her with love, and most importantly, treat her with respect.
Include her in your plans. Give her what she deserves, which is the world.
An effective proposal, or rather, a great marriage, is built on solid foundations so put up yours carefully before plunging into a life-long commitment.
We hope this helps you, and if it did, share your story with Doublemint and turn your kilig moments into #LoveWraps at http://www.mylovewraps.com
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