Valentine's Day is one of the most romantic days of the year. It's an entire day designed to celebrate love. That's why it's also one of the most popular days to propose. People generally feel more sentimental, more thoughtful, and more loving on this day and they're much more likely to show it.
So, this year, rather than giving her a box of chocolates and a dozen roses, why not give her a diamond engagement ring as well?
Many women love the idea of getting engaged on Valentine's Day. According to a survey published in 2013, about 22 percent of women would want their partner to pop the question on this day.
If you're planning on proposing on Valentine's Day, here are a few tips.
As mentioned, Valentine's Day is a popular day to propose. That means that you'll need to put some extra thought into it if you want to pop the question on this day, so that you'll stand out.
Think about what she would like. Has she ever talked about getting engaged before? Has she ever openly dreamed about what her own engagement would be like? Are there any movies, books or TV shows that feature engagements that she really loves? If so, you could try to adapt some of these aspects into your own proposal.
It's very important to think about her and what she would want. You may think it's amazing to propose on the jumbotron at a baseball game, but would she like this? If she would then, by all means, go ahead with this proposal. However, some people do not like the idea of a public proposal. If you think that she would feel shy, embarrassed or self-conscious if you popped the question in public, then you may want to come up with a different plan.
You'll also want to consider whether she wants this moment to be something that happens in a public place (restaurant, park, coffee shop, etc.) or if she would rather have it be a private moment just between the two of you.
Once you have the general idea in your head, it's time to focus on the specifics. Try to include aspects of your relationship to make the moment even more special. For example, you may want to propose at the same restaurant where you had your first date or in the same park where you first met. These details are what makes the proposal memorable.
This tip is especially important on Valentine's Day since so many people are likely to propose on this day.
Valentine's Day is a very busy time. If you're thinking about proposing at a restaurant, coffee shop, boat cruise, or even an especially romantic spot in a public place (such as the top of the Empire State Building) then you'll want to make sure to make plans in advance.
Restaurants often book up months in advance on Valentine's Day, and they're often quite busy even when you can get a table, so you'll want to keep this in mind.
The same holds true in many other ways. If you want a photographer to capture the moment with a camera, then remember that you'll have to book early. A lot of people hire photographers for romantic photo shoots on Valentine's Day, so you'll want to prepare. The same fact holds true for chocolate and flowers, especially roses. They could be more difficult to get at this time of year due to increased demand.
Shopping for the Ring
When you're shopping for an engagement ring, it's easy to get overwhelmed. There are a lot of different options available and you'll need to do some research in order to pick a great engagement ring.
For more information on shopping for the perfect engagement ring, please read our diamond education center as well as our detailed guides on engagement ring budgeting, avoiding common diamond buying mistakes, and how to buy a diamond ring.