Most Romantic Proposal Giveaway Feb 4-14

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I’m hosting a Most Romantic Proposal Giveaway here on this blog. STARTING  TODAY AND RUNNING THROUGH FEBRUARY 14, SHARE YOUR STORY OF A ROMANTIC PROPOSAL, EITHER FROM REAL LIFE OR FROM A FAVORITE NOVEL, AND YOU WILL  BE ENTERED IN A RANDOM DRAWING FOR CHOCOLATES, BOOKS, AND STARBUCKS GIFT CARDS. Who doesn’t love reading about romantic marriage proposals?  Whether from real life, or from the pages of a favorite novel, stories of  hopes commitment remind us of the power of love to move us and entertain us. My own proposal came almost forty years ago but I still remember everything about that magical night. The soft light in the restaurant, the pit-of-the-stomach feeling that he was about to pop the question, my happiness when the question came and I said yes.

I said yes. Ron and me on our wedding day, June 8, 1974.

My mother tells the story of the night in March of 1948 when Daddy took her outside her parents’ house “to see the moonlight” and proposed to her on the front porch.  They were married a week later, and it lasted fifty five years, until Daddy’s death in 2003. Their  love and faithfulness to each other and to their children  through good times and bad, was my example as I grew up.

Since my novels have a romantic thread running through them, I love reading fictional proposals. Who can forget Rhett Butler’s clear-eyed, honest and yet completely charming proposal to Scarlet: “Marry, me Scarlet. We’re alike, you and I …and I have plenty of money…”   Or the circumspect Mr. Darcy who doesn’t give up on Elizabeth but proposes a second time before she says yes to “his present assurances.” I love the way Jane Austen wrote that scene.

Leave a brief  comment below, describing a romantic proposal, either from real life or from a book. It might be your own, or that of a family member of friend, or a fictional one from a favorite book. Did he propose on bended knee? By text message? In a park? A movie theater?  Do tell! Winners will be chosen at random at midnight on Feb 14th. I’m looking forward to reading your stories.

Wishing you love and happiness on Valentine’s Day and always.


68 thoughts on “Most Romantic Proposal Giveaway Feb 4-14

  1. Cheryl Baranski

    Can’t say mine was the most romantic.
    He looked at me and said when’s the date?
    We were married after knowing each other three
    weeks. Still going strong 25 years later.

    1. dorothy Post author

      Wow, three weeks. You must have both been very sure of your feelings. Congratulations on 25 years together. That’s so wonderful to hear. Have a happy Valentine’s day!

  2. Amy

    My husband proposed on New Year’s Eve. He planned for us to be visiting with his neighbors at a party and then to ask me precisely at midnight, but he couldn’t wait that long. Around 11 he came to where I was sitting on his couch, got down on his knees, and started fishing around underneath the couch. I thought that he had hurt himself and was worried, but finally he pulled out this brass engraved egg and told me to open it. I couldn’t figure out how, so finally he opened it for me and, holding it out, asked me to marry him. As it turned out, he asked my parents for permission, then asked my sister to photo our great-grandmother’s engagement ring, which I love and she inherited, and then he took the pic to a local jeweler. The jeweler created a ring in a similar style to fit the diamond that my husband chose, and that’s the ring he proposed with. We were married 6 months later in my great-grandparents’ church. 🙂

    1. dorothy Post author

      This is so sweet. He sure went to a lot of trouble! I love hearing stories with a connection to family history. Very special. Thanks so much for sharing.

  3. Rebekah Gyger

    Oddly enough, my favorite fictional proposal was in a fantasy novel The Bones of Makaidos by Bryan Davis. In this story, Walter has been in love with Ashley since he was fifteen but she would not even date him because she was five years older. When he turned twenty, he finally got up the nerve to ask her to marry him.

    When Walter proposed it was winter so he made two snowmen. One was a woman and the other was a man kneeling. He had put heated coils in the hand hand of the man, under a ring box. Once he brought Ashley to the snowmen, he asked her what she thought they were doing. Then he pressed a button, heating the coils as he ‘acted out what the snowman was saying’. While he talked, the coils melted the snow to reveal the ring box. I have always thought that was very sweet.

    1. dorothy Post author

      rebeckah, this is a great story! Very inventive. I’m so glad you shared this one. Will have to look that story up. Good luck in the drawing.

  4. Michelle Hill

    My favorite proposal is from Pride & Prejudice and it is Mr. Darcy’s first proposal to Elizabeth which she rejected.

  5. Wendy Newcomb

    I will choose the most recent one that I heard about, my oldest granddaughter just got engaged on Christmas Eve and I must say that her honey did a good job. H waited until they’d made all of the ‘present opening, family Christmases’ and when they got home he left her a note under the Christmas tree, sent her to find a gift wrapped Renuzit container under the bed, when she opened it, it contained his iPod and when she pushed play it played ‘their song’ (sorry, I don’t remember what it was, I have inherited alzheimer’s is my excuse, lol), so he danced with her and asked her. Oh yeah, he’s 21 and thought of this and she’s 18. Her response was yes and the funniest part, now keep in mind you have to know my granddaughter, lol, she then told him to go take a shower because he stunk, lol, because he’d been sweating most of the night, I wonder why haha. We laughed and told her that wasn’t nice, she claims that he was okay with it because he knew that he stunk from sweating. Romantic, cute and funny all rolled into one.


    1. dorothy Post author

      Wendy, these young kids sure know how to harness their newfangled electronics even in the most romantic moments, don’t they? This is a cute story and I can imagine their telling their children about it someday. I never get tired of hearing my mom tell about how Daddy proposed to her. thanks for sharing!

  6. amyc

    My husband proposed to me on our first anniversary of our first date. We even went to eat at the restaurant when we first met. The ring he gave me was custom made. Love it!

  7. Aaron Lindsey

    Sadly, my proposal to my wife in 1986 has to be the worst proposal ever (in a cold parking lot while walking to my car).
    If I had one wish, I would do it over again.
    If that wish were to come true, I would start by asking her father if he approved (another mistake I’ll always regret) and then I would take my wife to the beach (her favorite place), and I would get down on one knee at sundown, look up into her beautiful eyes and ask her to make me the happiest man in the world (which she has!), and I would give her a much nicer ring than what I did. I never had a good male role model in my life until years later and I had no idea of how to treat a woman. I thank God that He kept us together until I learned a few things! 25 years this may!

    1. dorothy Post author

      Aaron, this is one of the loveliest things I have ever read. So honest and heartfelt. Thank you so much for sharing your heart with us here. Congratulations on your 25 years together. May the next 25 be even more loving and joyful.

  8. Michelle

    My husband wanted to propose while riding the Ober Gatlinburg tram because he knew I would be nervous about being up so high and I wouldn’t be focused on him. But, due to travel delays, we didn’t get to Gatlinburg until WAY AFTER the tram closed. While we were walking down the cold, dark lamp-lit streets, he asked me what I wanted for Christmas (which was six days away). I told him I didn’t want anything because I had him. After making sure a couple of times that I wasn’t joking, he proposed on a small side street decorated for Christmas. Of course, I said YES!! A passer-by took our picture right after it happened.

    We dated three months when he proposed. Five months later we were married. That was thirteen years and three kids ago and we couldn’t be happier.

    1. dorothy Post author

      Michelle its hard to beat a Christmas proposal. 🙂 My husband proposed in October and I got my engagement ring at Christmas. 🙂

  9. amccalli

    My husband setup a scavenger hunt for me to gather small pieces of paper that when put together in the order I found them spelled out the message “Will you marry me?” It was a fun and special day for me. 🙂

  10. Kara Grant

    Thanks for having this romantic giveaway, Dorothy, and especially for sharing about yours and your parents proposals! I so enjoy reading about how others start their journeys together 🙂 I have never been married and recently while I was praying about this, I received an incredible idea about a creative proposal….here’s what happened and I believe movie lovers will appreciate this the most 🙂
    He takes me out to the movies, but the theater selected for us is empty to the public. As I’m enjoying my soda he takes my hand and we wait for the movie to play. However, instead of previews there are messages displayed about his feelings for me and possibly photos of our time together.

    He’s smiling gently not revealing anything while my eyes are glued to this display touched by the sentiments. Then I imagine the proposal starts (including scripture and describing how God’s gonna make our dreams come true together) appearing on the screen star wars style with some powerful music behind it. Once I’ve read the entire message, the lights come up in the theater and he gets up from his seat to get on one knee.

    I’m sure I’m crying at this point, the soda is forgotten about, and my mouth is probably hanging open in surprise or my hand is over my mouth at how loved I feel and the creativity behind all of this. I’m even sure he payed extra to make sure we had the proper privacy in the theater, but he’s determined to win me over. He pulls out the perfect diamond ring that he was divinely inspired and guided to buy and I say yes. Since there’s obviously no movie playing that would catch my interest at this point, we leave the theater and drive somewhere like the beach where we can talk and plan our future together.

    I have loved movies all my life and this is one way I thought of for a creative proposal. I was amazed you mentioned this suggestion, I’ve never heard of anyone proposing this way but it sounds so original 🙂 I pray that this valentines is the most romantic one ever for single AND married folks because we serve a romantic and creative God that loves to surround us in His splendor, blessings Dorothy!!

    1. dorothy Post author

      Kara, what a romantic idea! I hope you will find that perfect person and that he proposes at the movies! A friend of ours took his fiance to a baseball game and had his proposal put up on the Jumbotron for all the fans to see. So much fun. The whole stadium went “awwwwwww”. 🙂 Blessings to you, friend.

  11. Sara

    My hubby and I were pretty sure that we would be getting married by the time we started dating. When we started dating I let him know he needed to ask my dads permission before he asked me. After maybe a month and a half of dating (parents fully used to him coming around at that point) I helped to arrange for my mom and I to be gone, and Hubby to show up to talk to my dad. Hubby said that my dad was outside working and asked for his help and as they were working my dad asked my hubby “what his intentions were”. Haha. Worked out perfectly.

    One day about a week later I was getting impatient because he still hadn’t asked me. And he was late for our date. Lol. He finally showed up and we went for a drive and ended up at the marina. It was one of our normal places we went and just sat and talked and read the bible together. We sat cuddling (it was November and about 20° outside) and I decided to kiss him.. It was our first kiss. I think I surprised him 🙂

    After a bit we left and drove around for a while.. He was really quiet. We stopped off at a store for a restroom break and some of my friends were there so we hung around for a little while. We left and went back to the marina. He parked away from our normal area and got out and opened my door asked me if I wanted to go for a walk. I was cold, but I said “sure.” We walked out onto the dock that was on the perfectly calm flat river (miracle in itself since where we live it is almost always windy) there was a beautiful full moon shining through wispy thin clouds and it was sprinkling very gently. The rain was pittering on the water and it sounded beautiful.

    We got to the end of the dock and he turned me towards him and he got down on his knees and said “I promised myself that the first time we kissed that I would ask you to marry me that same night. Will you marry me?” I feared up and said “I knew I would cry” he asked if that was a yes, and I said “yes” then he told me that he didn’t have a ring yet so.. He pulled out a handfull of quarter machine rings and held them out to me and said I could pick one to wear until he got my real ring. 🙂 I still have a few of those rings!

    Later I found out the reason he was late for our date was because he took my best friends to the jewelers to help pick out my ring. He would have had it that night but he was having it reset so the diamond would sit lower.

    He proposed all over again unromantically in the Papa Murphy’s parking lot. 🙂

  12. Sara

    We became friends, dated, were engaged and married all in about 3 1/2 months. 🙂 we had a millennium wedding 🙂

  13. Kim Leachman

    My Hubby proposed on Old Main Hill at Utah State University in Logan Utah. He had a friend of ours invite me to go walking and he was there waiting at the top with his guitar and played and sang I’ll Love you Forever and Ever. The sunset was shining behind him and it was beautiful.

  14. Lisa Medeiros

    My proposal wasnt that romantic, I had made a quilt for my husband (being mennonite background) and gave it to him.. the next day he was telling everyone that we are getting married and he told me that he had the hall booked… I never really got asked 🙂 but we are married now married for 7 years with 2 kids and going strong 🙂

    1. dorothy Post author

      Lisa, I love that you made a quilt for him. Is this a Mennonite tradition? So, he picked the date? Lucky for him you were not already busy. Wishing you both a lovely Valentine’s Day.

  15. Martha J. Sturm

    My son proposed to his girlfriend of 3 months (whom he met on e-harmony) on Jan. 2, 2012.
    Benjamin had been a runner since middle school, and Molly started when they had been dating for awhile. They were at her mother’s house, and he suggested a run. They ran a trail that led them into the woods. He got down on his knee and pulled out the ring box, which he had been hiding in his stocking cap! He never told me the exact words he used, but she was ecstatic. He took her out for a nice dinner that evening. His words were, “I’ve never spent so much money on food in my life”.

  16. Nancy Frescas

    My then boyfriend, Fernando, invited me to go away for a romantic weekend at a Bed & Breakfast in Fredericksburg, TX in the Fall of 1992. We drove to Lost Maples and walked along the hiking trails admiring the beautiful Fall foliage of the Hill Country Big Tooth Maples. We got to the B & B in Fredericksburg and were getting ourselves acquainted with our room. Fernando decided to go freshen up a bit before going out to dinner, so I decided to read the Fredericksburg newspaper that was laying on the coffee table in our room. As I flipped through the newspaper, I noticed a very pretty announcement that read simply: “Nancy, I love you. Will you marry me? Fernando” To say I was surprised would have been an understatement. I was about to spring up from my chair to get Fernando, but he was already kneeling in the middle of the room holding my ring. We will be celebrating our 20th wedding Anniversary this October.

  17. Virginia

    we started dating in high school, we were 16 and we just knew we were meant to be together, so I don’t think there was a ‘proposal’ and the rings we ordered didn’t arrive….we had to borrow rings and buy dollar rings to go to the hotel….. I was like “I’m not going in there without a ring!” we still have those dollars rings, they will be 41 years old on Feb. 11..our anniversary. He is very romantic as last year he sent 40 roses….we are seldom together on Feb. 11th…he works away from home…but home on weekends….this Feb. 11 falls on a Monday so again…oh well, I am not going to complain….41 years is a miracle!!!!!!!!

    1. dorothy Post author

      Virginia, I love it that you kept those dollar rings. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful story. Happy Valentines Day… and congrats on 41 years!

  18. Marissa E.

    I’m not married, so I’ll share my cousin’s story. He made a scavenger hunt and had her find all the clues and it led to a playground. He had buried the box with the ring in it in the ground, which I don’t think was a great idea, but she found it so it’s all good! They’ve been married for 6 years.

  19. Michelle

    Oh my well my own was romantic to me! It was Christmas time and he decided to go for a drive. We ended up at the park and he wanted to walk. All the trees around the park where covered in lights, it was so pretty. We walked to the middle area, he did get down on one knee and proposed. It was a happy night!

  20. Jackie

    My husband took me to our church one night I was admiring the steeple that was lit up and i look over and he is down on one knee, and asks me to marry him. We have been married 5 years and have one daughter and a baby on the way.

    1. dorothy Post author

      Jackie, I love this! Best wishes on your new baby. May he or she bring you a lifetime of love and joy. Thanks so much for sharing your story.

  21. Jim Marr

    How about an excerpt from my memoir. This is me speaking to my late wife in a letter written for her memorial service:

    “As I was preparing for your memorial service, I
    found a note I had written to you before we ever
    met face-to-face. It was that note that I eventually
    gave to you with your engagement ring. The note
    was dated February 14, 1976:

    Today is Valentine’s Day, 1976. I am writing
    this note for the future. I don’t know what
    the future holds for us, and at the time I am
    writing this, our lips have not yet touched. But
    I can say based on my feelings toward you now,
    that if I ever get married, I want it to be you.
    If I have given you this card to read, then you
    know it is true. I love you today, tomorrow, and

    It was out of love that I wrote that note.
    It was out of love that you couldn’t bring yourself
    to risk losing me by telling me the truth about your

    For more about that story, stop by my website in a few weeks (well come on by now as well) and you can read the whole book free.



  22. Mary Cannon

    This story belongs to a friend but I love telling it. Christmas 2010 found the Mid-Atlantic with a Nor’ester blowing in around midnight. I was to meet friends at their beach timeshare like we did every year the week between Christmas and New Years. After 18″plus of snow and winds up to/over 40mph we finally were able to venture out onto the beach. It was there, in the snow and sand Jim wrote the words “Will you marry me?” while everyone was exploring the shoreline. He then called Laura over to see what he had written, getting down on one knee as she read the words. She wrote “yes” and he gave her the ring. Jim had planned this even before the snow came along, so the snow was an added bonus. They were married ten months later. His family and I knew he had the ring, he even showed us before the proposal. It was wonderful being a part of this.

    1. dorothy Post author

      Mary, I am one of the original “beach girls” and as such I can’t imagine a more wonderful proposal than the one you shared. Love it! Thanks for stopping by.

  23. Kay

    My husband and I met online, talked for a 4 days, went on our first date on Friday, then Saturday, Sunday… Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, repeat…. We knew after that first week that ‘THIS’ Was love…that was June… On a very normal movie-at-home night… I got up and I’m talking about my day, go into the kitchen to get a drink, peek out to ask him if he wanted one to find him on his knee beside the chaise lounge…he said no thank you… I kept getting my drink and talking… When I came back and he was still there, I asked if he was alright… Duh… He said I wanted to ask you something.. So I knelt down on the other side… Facing him. He said, ” I never thought I could love someone as much as I love you.. You’ve changed my world in ways I never imagined. Would you do me the honor of becoming my wife? And held up the most beautiful ring.. A ring exactly like I had described once during a movie proposal when he asked me if I liked her ring and if not, what would my dream ring look like?? I had no idea it would become my ring. I thought it conversation only…He had wanted to wait till December with family around but couldn’t wait:-) funny thing.. When we told my family, no one was shocked. My mom said, well we’ve been waiting for that! I am blessed!

  24. Judy B

    After my husband passed away from a brain tumor I vowed never to marry again. I even told God that. I was doing fine being single.

    The church I was attending decided to have a hayride and bonfire party the first Saturday in November of 2003. I love hayrides and I really wanted to go so I talked my sister in to going with me. We had a fun time. While there I was talking to someone over the bonfire about my house. She had asked if I sold it yet. I said no, the buyer said the driveway lamp wasn’t working. I found out it had a broken light bulb. I was going to ask my Dad if he could come fix it for me. John over heard me saying this and after church the next day he asked if he could come fix it for me. (John at the time was my adult Sunday school teacher) I thanked him for the offer but said that’s o.k. I will have my Dad do it. He insisted and I finally said o.k. It only took him a short time to replace the bulb and afterwards I invited him in for a soda for his kindness. We talked for three hours. The next evening he called and ask me if I was interested in seeing a movie with him. I said yes. We had dated for about a month when I told him I planned to go visit my Daughter and family in Minot, ND in the Spring. My Son-in-law is in the Air Force and he was stationed there at the time. John said I could go with you. I hesitated because I knew it would be a two day trip and wasn’t sure about the over night stay situation. When I hesitated he asked me what was wrong didn’t I want him to go? I said, oh that’s not it. He said, oh you are worried about the overnight stay at a Motel, right? I said, well yes it had crossed my mind. He said I don’t know what you are worried about we’ll be married. I looked at him and said, Are you asking me to marry you? He said, yes. I said, Yes! We were married 2 1/2 months after that hayride! We just celebrated our 9th year anniversary on January 24th.


    1. dorothy Post author

      Judy, What a sweet story. I’m so happy that you found another love after such a terrible loss. Here’s to many more anniversaries. Thanks for sharing here. I loved reading your story.

  25. Donna

    My husband and I met in Brigadoon, a community theater play. He had on his little kilt and had great legs – still does! We got friendly and I asked him out on Thanksgiving to a dinner theater production of “Pirates of Penzance” taking along my young son. My husband proposed not long after and we were married at midnight on December 31st and have been married for 28 years.

    1. dorothy Post author

      Donna, Your comment about his great legs made me smile. I love the idea of getting married at midnight. In fact, Married at Midnight would be a great book title, don’t you think??

  26. Carol Gehringer

    My husband of 16.5 years proposed to me in a hotel room in North Carolina — but wait, it wasn’t like that at all!!

    We had a long-distance courtship, meeting once a month in Michigan or North Carolina. That Sat. night he took me back to the hotel where I was staying. We were sitting at the table discussing our plans for Sunday (when I was SURE he was going to ask me!) — all of a sudden, he dropped to one knee and proposed. I said yes! The next day we went house hunting (’cause his house was too small) before I flew back to MI on Sun. evening. We called our families on Sunday afternoon — but my Sun. evening flight was cancelled, so I had to fly out on Monday. That gave us another day to spend together. We celebrated by going to the revolving restaurant at the top of the hotel.

    We were married 5 months later.

    1. dorothy Post author

      Carol, I’m glad that long distance romance worked out! Revolving restaurants are very romantic. My husband took me to the Tower of the Americas for dinner on our first date. 🙂

  27. Gail H.

    My husband and I had been dating over 2 years and I was 27 years old. He had been married and divorced and was a little “gun shy” to say the least. I had decided that if he hadn’t proposed by the end of May (it was May 1st) I was going to tell him good-bye (I wasn’t getting any younger). I prayed about it and knew it was the right thing. My birthday was May 3rd. He came to my apartment with an arm full of gifts that day and promptly placed them on my kitchen table. Some were from his parents and some were from him. I opened them all, making comments on each and every one. When I finished he “fished” in his pocket and placed a small box on the table. I looked at him questioningly and he motioned for me to open it. Inside I found a very small diamond in a gold band. I asked him did this mean what I thought it did and he just nodded. I was so excited that I didn’t care that the diamond was so small, I was just glad that he was ready to make a commitment. He wanted to put the wedding off until a year later but I talked him into 4 months later. We’ve been married almost 32 years now and I still don’t think he ever actually said “will you marry me?”.
    My daughter’s friend got a very unusual proposal. Her sister and future husband took white Christmas lights and spelled out “Will You Marry Me?” on a bank at the sister’s house. The future husband picked her up for their date and drove her by her sister’s house and stopped. Needless to say she was quite surprised!

    1. dorothy Post author

      Gail, What a special birthday that must have been. And I love the white lights spelling out the Big Question. 🙂 Thanks for sharing your story. I loved it.

    1. dorothy Post author

      Carol, Your husband found a treasure at that yard sale! Congrats on your 21 years together. Have a lovely Valentine’s Day!

  28. Ronya

    One of my favorite stories to hear is when my parents became engaged. My dad took my mom out to dinner, to one of their regular hangouts. He excused himself to use the restroom and while he was gone, my mom sat praying that if he was the one God intended for her to spend her life with, that he would propose really soon because she was afraid if he hung around too much longer and they weren’t going to get married, she wouldn’t be able to let him go. After dinner he took her home and on her front porch proposed. She knew it was of God and they just celebrated 40 years together! :O)

  29. Kim Villalva

    What a wonderful idea for Valentine’s Day! My husband proposed to me in Hawaii in 2001. Now don’t go thinking it was all romantic just because of the location. 🙂 He did try, I’ll give him that. We came back from dinner and went for a walk on the beach. Being late at night, I was surprised to see the beach as crowded as it was. So, no privacy really. We stopped walking and he stumbled through the proposal. I remember asking if he could at least get on one knee. 🙂 I had always envisioned that and he smiled and got down on his knee. When I said yes, he apologized for not having a ring. He said he wanted to look together. So, that part was a little anti-climatic and my ring finger remained bare for a few months after. We returned back to the hotel after the proposal and he put music on for us to dance too–on the balcony. 🙂 It was a sweet night and even though it wasn’t full of violins, roses and poetry, we are still here 11 years and three boys later. 🙂

    1. dorothy Post author

      Kim V: regardless of ring or no ring, it just can’t get more romantic than Hawaii. My husband and I honeymooned there 39 years ago, so I guess the magic worked! Congratulations on 11 years and on your three sons. 🙂

  30. Kim F

    I have no romantic proposal for myself, but my oldest son took his wife to be to New York City for the weekend and proposed while ice skating at Rockefeller Center! He even convinced a very nice mother and daughter skating to be in on the surprise and take their picture while he was proposing! Needless to say, she said yes 🙂

    1. dorothy Post author

      Kim, One of my agents has her office in Rockefeller Center and I love going there because it’s so magical. And how thoughtful of your son to arrange for someone to take a photo. Priceless! thanks for sharing their story. Happy Valentine’s Day!

  31. Shondra Brown

    My hubby proposed at our local pumpkin farm, down on bended knee. I have been going to this place since a child, they dress and decorate the pumpkins in a different theme each year!

    1. dorothy Post author

      Shondra, I love that he chose to propose in a spot that had so many good memories for you….and added one more to the list. Thank you for sharing your story. Here’s wishing you a lovely Valentine’s Day!

  32. ladysaotome

    My husband gave me a sweet proposal but I’m going to share a cute story from my parents. They met in high school band – she was a junior and he was a freshman. Neither of them ever dated anyone else before or after, though they did break up once for a few weeks. In her year book that year, he signed “You have my heart – marry me and you can have the whole thing!” It wasn’t a real proposal but so cute! She didn’t even remember he had written that until my siblings & I noticed it years later. They became engaged when he graduated high school but his church wouldn’t marry them until he was 19. So he joined the Air Force, came home from boot camp over Christmas, turned 19 on January 6th & they were married on the 27th! They had 5 kids within 6 years and have been married 34 years.

  33. Tian A.

    My husband proposed me on romantic diner, 5 years ago. He gave me a romantic letter and after I read it, he asked me to spend the rest of my life with him.

  34. Sheri

    I love the way my husband proposed to me. We enjoyed being outdoors and fishing together. He scheduled a fishing trip for the day and brought a picnic lunch. In the picnic lunch, he brought white chocolate in a cute basket because he knew that I loved white chocolate. When I opened the basket, not only did I find the white chocolate, but a beautiful diamond ring with a note asking me to marry him. Of course, I said “YES!!”

    1. dorothy Post author

      Sheri, what a sweet (literally) proposal. I admire a girl who goes fishing with her man. I confess I am not much of a fisherwoman, but I do love hanging out at the beach. Have a lovely Valentine’s day with your fishing buddy.

  35. sandy

    have to agree the P&P proposal was the most romantic…hmm I have had a few – the most romantic was in the mountains as the sun was setting..he was calm and cool and stupid me said no, but I was not ready

    1. dorothy Post author

      Hi Sandy, If you were smart enough to know you were not ready, then you were not stupid at all. 🙂 If that makes sense. 🙂 Thanks for sharing. good luck in the giveaway!

  36. Ray

    It was February 14th 2009 and my then boyfriend and i had been dating for about 8 months. I had never had a valentines with someone special, and he knew that.
    He booked at a restaurant/bar we both enjoyed and off we went to have a great night. Midway through drinks, while the band was playing in the background, he excused himself for a few minutes. All of a sudden i heard his voice on the microphone and i turned in disbelief-he was standing on the dance floor with the band and everyone staring on. He started to tell the story of how we met – at the side of the road when i had a flat tyre, and how he stopped to help me, he went on to invite me on stage next to him (at which point my heart was exploding in my chest). When i joined him on the floor, he told me that he didn’t want to imagine his life without me and all i could hear was the buzzing of the people around us saying ” he is going to propose” and in that moment he got down on one knee and took out a brown box. He opened it to reveal a ring and thats when i started crying. I fell to my knees as well and hugged him.
    Turns out he had already asked my dads permission as he knew how much that meant to me, and made him swear not to mention it to my mom as we read each other too well. We were married the following year in May.
    The proposal was beautiful and amazing and because of that all my valentines will remain branded with that memory.
    Oh! and on the 12th of February 2012, our beautiful son was born and Valentines that year was spent in the hospital:-)


    I love North and South by Gaskell….bbc made the movie..and the first time he proposes she is mad saying no and he says “You think because I work in trade that I am incapable of feelings, I don’t want to marry you for a possession I want to marry you because I love you.” Then at the end they are at the train station and after she says she wants to help his business they kiss…she walks away and when she comes back all he says is “Your coming home with me”…it’s so sweet how he’s surprised and relieved at the same time.

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