There are times considered the turning points in everyone’s life and one of them is arriving at the decision to propose to someone to spend the rest of your life with or accept such a proposal. It comes with its own pressure and headache; am I really sure about this lady? Do I really want to marry this guy or do I just want the ring from a bended knee?
Proposing or being proposed to in private is an intimate moment between the couple; there is no third person around to influence the answer to that important question. When the answer is an excited yes, then the couple can then share the good news with family and friends. When due to a reason or the other, it’s a no or not right now, give me some time, then at least the awkward moment can be contained better than in front of expectant onlookers. No one needs to know an almost-happy moment.
For everyone else, nothing happened.
For some, dating one person means dating the family as well. Time isn’t spent with the lover alone; one gets involved with family outings and gatherings and gets to hang out with the sister and call on the brother for a favor, it goes on. So in such a scenario, it’s only natural that the official proposal happens in front of them. The family and friends might even help the guy with the surprise event.
But for those couples who keep family involvement to the minimal level, they might prefer to share that special moment by themselves before sharing it with others. Either way, it is an exciting moment for both persons. Would one be more memorable than the other? Perhaps but it all depends on how much effort the proposer put in to make it so.
But I would be quick to add that, for one to decide to propose in front of family and friends, he should be absolutely sure that the partner would be pleasantly surprised and say yes or else, he stands to ruin the night for everyone present.
Personally, I don’t know what I’d rather choose. Either would be great if it is coming from the person I really want to spend the rest of my life with. Both has its perks that would be nice to experience.
What about you? Would you propose to your girlfriend in private or in front of others? Would you want to have an audience when he goes on one knee or do you prefer a more intimate moment? Kindly share your thoughts! Thanks for reading.
© Josephine Amoako 2017
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