(Closed) Unromantic Proposals

posted 5 years ago in Proposals
Post # 16
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Bumble bee

Aw cute!

I went with my then-fiancé to pick up my ring from the store haha. We went and showed it to his parents then when we got home, I sat on the couch and he proposed right then and there. He said he couldn’t wait any longer lol

Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

These are all adorable! And honestly, I don’t think any proposal can be unromantic–if someone says they love you and want to spend the rest of their life with you, that qualifies as “romantic” in my book.

Like some others in this thread, I knew a proposal was coming. We had picked out the ring together and I knew it was in the apartment. He managed to completely surprise me, though, by keeping the proposal low key. We went out to dinner at one of our favorite (casual) restaurants, then walked around a cute area looking at Christmas lights. When we got home I went to hang up our coats and turn our Christmas tree lights on, and when I turned around, he was down on one knee. It was so sweet! And I was so surprised, apparently the first words out of my mouth were “Is this for real?”

Edit: Just kidding, I think I remember reading a post on here or another website in which a guy thought it’d be funny to propose while his lady was peeing. That qualifies as unromantic to me, I think!

Post # 18
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Buzzing bee

I got home from the gym, took a shower and was stretching in comfy clothes on the floor.  I stood up and my husband knelt down in front of me and asked me to marry him.  He said he was waiting all morning because it was sunny and he wanted the ring to sparkle in the sun but I kept moving around doing things.

Post # 19
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

I kinda sucked all the romance out of mine but if I hadn’t I think I’d still be waiting while he worried it wasn’t romantic enough!

We were away for a long weekend, we’d both just finished some studying and gone to one of our favourite places for the weekend. We were on the way to get some cash to do some tourist things and we walked past a jewellers window and he said “if you see one [ring] you like, we can get it”. I have him a look and told him to not be an idiot. Anyway we spent the day doing tourist things and he brought it up again. He said we could buy the ring that day and he would propose later. I told him that was stupid and if we went into a jewellers, even if we didn’t buy a ring, we were engaged. He said fine but we had to be secretly engaged until after his brother got married a few weeks later. Again I said no deal, we could not go near a jewellers but if we went in, we were engaged and we were telling our parents but I was happy to not share further than that. He agreed. We looked in a jewellers window and I fell head over heels in love a ring so different from what I had been suggesting to him.

The ring needed resizing so we left it behind. Went back to our hotel and called our parents, worrying my mum something stupid because she knew we were away and so the phone call she thought something bad had happened. We had a low key dinner at the hotel and went to bed quite early. We had put some sweets in the car with us for the drive and I’d brought them into the hotel room. DH goes and picks up a sweet from the desk, I’m about to tell him off because it’s late and we’re going to bed but I think ‘oh let him have that one’. I’ve taken my jeans off and I’m sat with just a jumper on and DH is in his underwear when he’s suddenly one knee holding a half eaten sweet to me. He’d bitten the top of it to make it a “ring”, an uneaten version is below.

Post # 20
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

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rusty15 :  your proposal sounds great!  Mine was wonderful but not super romantic.  It was St. Patrick’s Day and I had received the ring in the mail from the jeweler that day and already saw and put it on.  After a great party with my man and my mom we came home and went upstairs;  I was pretty buzzed and went to his side of the bed and opened the ring box since it was sitting there so I could look at it again (I was obsessed with the ring).  He said hey baby give me the box and come over here.  He proposed to me in bed and it’s kind of a blur but I was very happy.  We had a trip to Cancun planned a few weeks later and I assumed he would do the proposal there on the beach or somewhere amazing but he didn’t want to bring the ring there (it’s a bit on the expensive side) so I was a little disappointed but love my man and couldn’t be happier.  That said-yours was much more romantic than mine….and most of all CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Post # 21
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Newbee

My fiance and I got engaged on a trip to Nashville this past May.  I was 99% certain it was going to happen there, so I wasn’t really surprised.  He didn’t have a plan for the proposal, so he was walking around with the ring in his pocket for like 3 days waiting for the “right moment”.  He tried and chickened out probably 2 or 3 times prior, and then finally our group (we were with friends) walked up on this pedestrian bridge one night, and they all lingered back while we kept walking.  I could tell he was nervous and not acting himself, and we were just kind of standing there on the edge of this bridge because there were other people around and he was waiting for them to walk away.  Finally he got up the nerve to get down on his knee and pull out the ring.  BUT because it had been jostling around in his pocket for 3 days, when he opened the box the ring popped out!  We both had a panic moment that it was going to fall off the bridge into the water but thankfully that did NOT happen.  After recovering from the panic, he asked and of course I said yes.  It was very quick and semi-awkward but that kind of works for us?  And I actually like that it’s a funny story.  We didn’t even think to take a picture together on the bridge or anything!  Just walked back down to our waiting friends and went out for drinks!

Oh and then that night I woke up in the middle of the night from a dead sleep and had to run to the bathroom to vomit after having been in the sun all day (and probably somewhat from excitement).  Which is hilarious because the exact same thing happened to my best friend after she got engaged (about a month before I did).  I ususally leave that part out when I tell the story though, ha!

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