After 4 years of happy dating, I'm taking the plunge and asking the lady friend to marry me. We've discussed it in the past, so it's not out of left field, but she doesn't know that I've got a ring in hand. Now, her birthday is in a few weeks and my plan was this: Scavenger Hunt fun that ends with a proposal and then after we've had our little bliss, the last surprise: Our friends and family gathered for a surprise birthday party/omg -lemme-see-the-ring party. I told a friend about the plan and she looked at me like I was crazy. She insisted that after her engagement she just wanted private time to chill and bask and that I was going to be putting my beloved in a weird place. So- If you've been proposed to, does that plan seem out of line? Did you want chill, private time after? Obviously, everyone is different, but I wanted to hear it from the Hivemind. Thoughts/concerns?
I am 90% sure bf neematoad is proposing this week. I have an emotionally close but geographically far family. We're not on social media. What's the best way to share the news? [more inside]
Help me figure out what I need to know before proposing to my girlfriend. [more inside]
I'd like your help in figuring out a quiet, private and romantic spot to propose to my girlfriend while we're on a 2-day trip in Manhattan. [more inside]
I have been asked by my roommate's boyfriend to covertly find her ring size for an engagement ring. He suggested digging through her stuff until I find a ring to use with an online ring sizing guide. I'm uncertain whether the surprise factor is a bigger deal than the invasion of privacy. [more inside]
I have a completed proposal for a spiritual, self-help book with catchy title. How would I go about contacting publishers for submission?
On the day I'm planning to propose, I want to flood my partner with deliveries at the office. I'm already planning on: flowers, fruit basket, balloon-o-gram. I'm hoping for additional suggestions of items to send. Difficulty level - gluten free. Bonus question - looking for a courier who will deliver in east Toronto/Scarborough (for gluten free baked goods, which I need to source - recommendations?) [more inside]
So I'm planning to propose and I'm already hitting a few snags... [more inside]
What time of year and what location is feasible for having a wedding in Northern Europe, given that we aren't averse to snow and want to have a small ceremony? [more inside]
My boyfriend and I have been together for a little under 3 years, and we have lived together for over one year. We are in our late twenties. We are extremely compatible 90% of the time, have so much fun together, are mutually supportive, generally very communicative, and love each other deeply. We get along with each others' families, we travel and live well together, and we share so many interests. I am ready to marry the man, and he is maybe/kinda/sorta ready to marry me. Ouch! [more inside]
My partner and I, two girls, have this slight thing bothering us when we talk about our future engagement. We both want to be proposed to. Is there a way we can make this happen?
I asked my boyfriend if he wanted to marry me and he said 'why not'. Now what? [more inside]
Little help with Christmas proposal ideas? [more inside]
My partner is planning to propose in a matter of a few months. I want have something that I can surprise HIM with when he proposes to me! Is it acceptable for a woman to give a reciprocal proposal gift to the man? And if it is acceptable, would a barbecue be a little too bizarre? [more inside]
I have a serious project proposal for Google. I don't need to make money on it, but I'd like to get it looked at. I've been poking around their websites, and have found places to submit business and partnership ideas, but I'm really not sure that those are the right way to submit this concept. It's something on the order of Google Art Project, but different from that. What would you recommend or link me to? Thanks!
Suggest the most romantic, picturesque, and remote place in New Zealand to pop the question. [more inside]
I asked my girlfriend's father for permission to marry her and got shot down. What now? [more inside]
How do you cope with waiting for a proposal that isn't likely to come? [more inside]
Proper etiquette to ask parent's permission/blessing for marriage [more inside]
How do I get over feeling disappointment in the way that my boyfriend proposed, and just enjoy being engaged? And also, how do I overcome the shame associated with being disappointed? [more inside]
How would I get semi-professional digital artwork done on a personal income? [more inside]
Me and my girlfriend are going to get engaged in a couple of weeks and both decided that we would rather avoid a formal proposal. Instead, we will spend a day together at the beach and magically emerge engaged. Given the fact that the surprise quirky engagement is off the table, any ideas for how I can make this an even-less forgettable day? Bonus question: What are the technical things that you regret missing from when you got engaged? More pictures? Who to tell first? What am I missing?
Surprise marriage proposal filter, askee edition: how did you handle it and what did you notice your spouse doing a lot of before he/she proposed? [more inside]
Proposing this weekend, any restaurant ideas for after? [more inside]
I want to propose to my girlfriend. My budget is $750 or less, ideally $500 or less. She loves diamond solitaries or the 3 stone rings. She wants something less then 1/2 carat. My questions are: [more inside]
Should I try to present a proposal to my old company for re-hire after they terminated me due to not getting the certifications required for the job? [more inside]
My girlfriend and I are planning on getting engaged soon--hooray! She would like to use some family heirloom stones for the engagement ring. We're not sure how to best proceed. [more inside]
What are productive ways to deal with the fact that my boyfriend isn’t ready to propose? [more inside]
My boyfriend and I are in our late 20's and we've been together for almost three years. We've talked a lot about marriage (both casually and seriously), and we've both been enthusiastic about it. I'm getting the feeling that he may propose soon, and suddenly I feel nervous about it. I think I'm just generally scared of making such a big life decision. I know it's normal for people to get pre-wedding jitters, but what about pre-engagement? [more inside]
Hopefully-soon-to-be-fiance can't wear rings. What should I do instead? [more inside]
I've got the ring. I've got the location where I plan to ask the question. Now what do I actually say? [more inside]
Are there good third-party software packages or tools that can be used to manage labor and material estimates during a project proposal process? It's a little bit of project management and a little bit of sales. Specific needs include... [more inside]
Have gotten invited to be part of an academic research center. Will you tell me if I should approach them with the biggest proposal I would complete in three years? [more inside]
How can I stop wondering whether my boyfriend will propose during our romantic getaway? [more inside]
Romantic proposal filter: What songs would you include in a playlist that will be played prior to a proposal? Special details inside... [more inside]
Is it a bad idea to propose the day before (or the day of) my girlfriend's good friend's wedding? [more inside]
Help Me Propose! (In Chicago) [more inside]
Is it acceptable to list more than one Principal Investigator (PI) for a DOD SBIR proposal? [more inside]
I'm looking for a creative writer to help me turn a dry, technical proposal into a compelling narrative and sales story. [more inside]
Advice on approaching publishers for a popular science book? [more inside]
I want to propose to my long-distance girlfriend this weekend, but I have some lingering doubts. The opportunity for a special/romantic proposal is coming soon, so I know that if I don't pop the question then, it will be too late. I don't have a ring, and I'm not sure if I should get one. But I have a few doubts that I would feel better hearing other people's opinions on... [more inside]
What should I say for my geeky marriage proposal? [more inside]
When should we tell our families we're engaged? And why aren't we ready? [more inside]
I have a friend who wants to propose to his girlfriend in Napa Valley, CA in the spring. Any suggestions as to location? He is open to all ideas. Thanks!
What are the best follow-up techniques to use when you lose a creative pitch or proposal? [more inside]
The pre-engagement family blessing: How can we make it comfortable for everyone? [more inside]
if you pitch creative web proposals, what high-level information and tasks are most important to you?
What is the most important information for someone who pitches web proposals to clients to have at a glance? what sort of actions would a dashboard displaying this info need to support? [more inside]
Help me solve a disagreement about an unlikely hypothetical situation: the public marriage proposal. [more inside]
My partner started a business this year. Neither of us have much experience in submitting bids; specifically, we both suck at knowing what to write. [more inside]
Co-workers in charge of preparing RFP and RFQ (Request for Proposal and Quote, respectively) documents for prospective customers are looking for an application to manage their documents and other resources, including creating a comprehensive library of boilerplate / commonly-referenced sections. Ideally would play well with Office 2007 and / or InDesign.