Did he (or she, or you) get down on one knee?

posted 2 months ago in Proposals
Post # 61
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2020

no, I have been engaged 2 and proposed to over half a dozen times and never has anyone got on one knee.

I dont expect it though, I would be pretty uncomfirtable with it actually – feels like grovelling or subserviance and im marrying an equal not someone that has to bow or crawl

Post # 62
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Newbee

Yes he went down on one knee, I think I was sitting on a park bench. We did not discuss how he was going to propose.
I don’t equate getting down on one knee to whether or not a relationship is equal though..

Post # 63
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

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@tetonlove:  I do, too! My dad says he used to walk past a bookshop near Columbia everyday when he was doing his post-doctorate (so, a couple years before I was born) that had a button in the window with that saying, and he has remembered it ever since. It’s especially sweet because he’s normally not a very effusive guy.

Post # 64
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

My husband did, half as a joke! He likes to tease me and joke around (I like it too though haha)

He set up a cute scavenger hunt for me around our house, which led to what I ASSUMED would the the ring… instead it was a box for one of these little figurines he and I collect. He was laughing maniacally and assured me that that was it — just the figurine, no ring. I was annoyed and he told me to open up the figurine… so I did and of course, the ring was inside the box haha As I was looking down at the ring both amused and happy, he got down on one knee (without the ring though) and asked “will you marry me?” And I laughed and said “yes, you brat!” 😂

So… he did get on one knee but it wasn’t exactly traditional! Lol

Post # 65
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Busy bee

We were opening Christmas presents in our bed.  No kneeling was involved, because (1) mattress and (2) birthday suits.

Post # 66
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

Yes, he did. But I in no way think of it is groveling or subservient or means anything about the equality in your relationship.

It was a cute way to present the ring. After he said, “Will you marry me.” with the ring he stood up. It’s not like he was on his knee for 30 minutes groveling at my feet or something weird. It’s just a cute romantic gesture. I honestly wouldn’t have noticed one way or the other but when he got down on his knee I knew what was about to happen. It’s the universal symbol lol

Post # 67
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Helper bee

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@LadyBear:  I asked him after to write it down… but he didn’t quite remember either. His adrenaline had spiked as well. 

Post # 68
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Helper bee

Not engaged or married yet, but I love reading all the comments on this thread! Im supposed to be working but the distraction is real!

Post # 69
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Helper bee

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@bridalpath:  What I want to know is, what are you doing to your SO (past SO’s), that is making so many of them propose? lol Most women are lucky for 1-2 proposals in their lifetime, much less over half a dozen! 

Post # 70
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2020

Yes, but technically no. We have a tradition where we give a book instead of a card for events (birthdays, christmas etc) and write a message in the book. So he got me a book and wrote a message ending with ‘will you marry me?’. But once I read that he did get down on one knee and ask in person, he wasnt down there for long though because I pretty much tackled him.

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