Ã¢â‚¬Å“Will you marry me,Ã¢â‚¬Â is one question that many women canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t wait to hearÃ¢â‚¬”but the way someone asks for your hand in marriage can suck all the romance out of a proposal. In fact, 33 percent of people say they were disappointed with their partnerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s proposal, according to a recent survey of 2,000 adults conducted by the U.K.-based jewelry design service Hot Pink.
Most people from the poll blamed the location, saying it didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have any sentimental value to the couple. Others said the gesture simply wasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t romantic enough.
Obviously, a proposal doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have to go viral on YouTube to be specialÃ¢â‚¬”and even Ã¢â‚¬Å“mehÃ¢â‚¬Â proposals can lead to totally amazing marriages. So we asked real women how they were proposed toÃ¢â‚¬”and letÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s just say not everyone felt like a fairytale princess.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I came home after working a 12-hour shift, and my now-husband told me that the jeweler called and said the ring he ordered for me finally came inÃ¢â‚¬”even though that was the first IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d heard about it. He asked me when I wanted to get it since it made no difference to him. At the time it didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t feel like a big deal, but now I wish heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d thought of something more special.Ã¢â‚¬Â Ã¢â‚¬“Holly Wells
Keep Calm and Marry On
Ã¢â‚¬Å“It was a busy day at work, and to top if off, we had just moved into a new apartmentÃ¢â‚¬”so I was stressed about unpacking. I reached my breaking point when I saw all of my husbandÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s unfolded clothes piled on our bed. I started yelling at him, and then he took my hand, smiled, and asked me to marry him. I was so excitedÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ until a few days later when he said he only proposed to ease my bad mood. Our second anniversary is coming up, but I wouldÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve appreciated a bit more thought and romance than that.Ã¢â‚¬Â Ã¢â‚¬“Christina Kasper
"My now-ex proposed in the drive-thru of a Jack in the Box during my lunch break. I'm not saying a proposal has to be like a fairy tale, but a little effort shows someone special that you care." -Katherine Barcaskey
Bad NightÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Sleep
"We had talked frequently about my perfect proposalÃ¢â‚¬”how it would be a surprise and be totally memorable. Instead, he proposed to me on a Tuesday night right before we went to sleep. No sex, just bed. It may sound romantic to some people, but for me, that was the worst way to proposeÃ¢â‚¬”not that it stopped me from saying yes." -Crescent Genevieve
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