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Asking Someone To Marry You

Sep 16, 2008
If you have been dating someone for awhile and you are ready to take that next step you are probably thinking about asking them to marry you. This is a huge step and it can be as scary as it is exciting. This should never be a knee jerk reaction or decision, rather this is something that you should spend some time thinking about. Are you really ready to get married? Can you see yourself being with this person for the rest of your life? If not, you probably are not ready to pop the question, if so, maybe this is the right time.

When you are thinking about asking someone to marry you, be sure that you truly are ready. Asking someone to marry you is something that you need to take seriously and you need to be sure that you are doing it for the right reasons. You should ask someone to marry you because you are worried that they are going to leave you if you don't, or because people keep telling you that it is time. You also shouldn't ask someone to marry you just because you are pregnant or your partner is pregnant. You should pop the question because that is what you want to do, because you love them and cannot imagine your life without them in it.

Asking someone to marry you is a big deal, so make sure that you plan ahead. Pick a day or time and work up to it. Make sure that you can be in the right setting at the right time. Many people like to be alone with the person that they are proposing to while other people like to be among family and friends. Don't just consider the way that you feel or what you would like, but also the way that the person would feel or what they would like when they are proposed to.

Also, are you going to propose you need to think about buying a ring. Do you know what kind of ring they want or would you rather tell them that they could pick something out on their own? A ring is a big part of an engagement, especially for a woman so make sure that you consider buying a ring or making arrangements so one can be purchased.

When you are planning on asking someone to marry you, you also need to think about how long you would like to be engaged. If you really love someone there is no rush so think about a longer engagement that will allow both of you to be sure about your decision. You can easily back out of an engagement, but it isn't quite as easy to back out of a marriage. A long engagement will allow you to both feel things out as well as plan the wedding of your dreams.
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Rodrigo Rehn is a Relationships Expert, Linux Systems Administrator, Web Programmer, PHP Developer and CEO of FaceRomance online dating for singles.
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