If you are obsessing over Prince Harry and Meghan Markle just like us, many men and women in long term relationships have been inspired by this royal fairytale and want a proposal of their own. The holidays can be a great time for a proposal - holiday cheer, surrounded by loving family, New Year’s Eve… here are some ways to drop the hint that it’s time to get hitched!
#5 Ultimatum (JK, dont do it). If you have to threaten to end it, to make it work, Just make something else work!
This is definitely one of the best tips out there. If it doesn’t feel right, don’t do it. Nothing should be forced!
#4 Drop hints about naked your hands look
Nothing screams “proposal” quite like leaving a post-it note with your ring size on it and getting fresh manicures weekly. Making little comments about your hands will plant the seed for a ring to come.
#3 Leave up googled searches on honeymoon destinations
Everyone loves a good vacation. If you’re in a long term relationship, a vacation for two can easily turn into a honeymoon. Search some websites for great locations and leave them up on the computer so that your partner can stumble upon it (and if you’re sweet, you can let them think it was THEIR idea). Obviously, omit the word "honeymoon" from the search for some subtlety.
#2 Act shocked when the stationary/linens you ordered arrives with the "Wrong" monogram (they will suggest putting it to use)
This tip is a good one which, if done correctly, totally works. Nothing’s better than confidence when it comes to love. If you know, you know! Order the monograms and let them know you’re ready!
#1 Ask Them
The heart wants what it wants, and so do you. Why wait around when you can ask yourself and get an immediate answer? Turn your impatience into proactivity! You don't have to get down on one knee like Sandra Bullock in The Proposal, but make sure that it's heartfelt and serious and true to your relationship.
Good luck and happy holidays everyone!
XOXO, the Solemates Team