You’ve made it to this point, and no matter how you got here, from high-school sweethearts to a lucky right-swipe, you’re ready to ask the big question.
There’s no doubt it’s a big question. The only question you have to ask is: are you ready to ask? Here are some things to consider before you propose:
1. Are you both on the same page?
The spontaneous proposal is wonderful, but the idea of marriage shouldn’t be a surprise. You can start by talking about a friend who recently got engaged. Ask how your partner feels about marriage. Find out what hopes and dreams your partner has for the future. If you’re both pointed in the same direction, you’ll not only have a successful proposal but a long, happy marriage.
2. Talk to the parents
Is this a bit old-fashioned? Yes. But you really should do it. If you have a good relationship with your future fiancé’s parents, this should be a breeze. Tell them how much in love you are with their son or daughter. Let them know that you are planning to propose, and (this will really get their buy-in) ask them to be part of the big event!