3 Proposal Cliches to Avoid


Everyone wants a proposal that people will remember. But these days it can be hard thinking of a proposal idea that hasn’t already been done before. Although there are some types of proposals that will never grow out of style (simply telling her that you love her and getting down on one knee never fails), but sometimes the overly quirky proposals can seem a little too hokey and not personable enough. Check out our list of three cliche proposals to stay away from:

Hiding the ring in her food

There’s nothing romantic or cute about watching your fiancee choke on the new engagement ring she found in her chocolate shake. Not only is it cliche, it’s dangerous. An engagement ring is a costly investment, not something you can stash carelessly into the nearest dessert platter. If you’re thinking of trying to pull off a proposal like this, try to be a bit more clever about it. Instead of hiding the actual ring in her food, why not pull a little proposal prank instead? Pretend like you hid the engagement ring in a shake. Once she eats the whole thing, tell her that she just accidentally ate her own engagement ring. While she panics you can then slip out the “real” engagement ring from your pocket. So with a little adjusting, this proposal idea can work…sometimes.


Proposing via Jumbotron

Nothing says romance like a noisy basketball game. Oh, look honey! We’re on the Jumbotron! What started as a unique idea for couples who are sports fanatics is now an ongoing joke. One recent sporting event hired actors to reenact a fake proposal as “entertainment” during half-time. Public proposals can be great, clever and romantic at times, but we recommend to avoid going the jumbotron route. If you want to get engaged at a sporting event, befriend a couple of sports officials and see if you can get permission to enter the field, like what this guy did. Bonus if you can get one of the star athletes to participate as well.

Geeky proposing

Last year there was an increase in online proposals. Guys who popped the question via Twitter and Facebook were making the news. Why? What’s so stunning and amazing about a proposal that doesn’t require you to leave your chair? A proposal should require some kind of effort. There’s nothing hard about texting “wana git hitched lol” to your girlfriend. If you want to go the tech route with your proposal, be like this guy. He orchestrated a proposal via four social networking platforms.

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