Hi Queeries! I’ve been dating my girlfriend for 6 years and I really want to propose to her, but I’m useless at romantic stuff. I wouldn’t want to do it in front of people like in public because I feel like that pressures people to say yes. But I don’t even know where to start? Any romantic/proposal advice would be appreciated!
First of all, congratulations on the 6 years together! That’s a lot of time spent getting to know someone, and I’m sure you two have no shortage of happy memories together.
If you’re struggling with romantic ideas, have you thought of drawing on some of these memories (for example, recreating your first date, playing her favourite song, going to a place that is significant to you both) for inspiration? Proposing to your girlfriend doesn’t have to be a huge flashmob-style event with fireworks, an ensemble cast, a news helicopter, and a buffet. From the sounds of it, a more intimate 1-1 proposal might work better for you (you can always celebrate and throw an engagement party after the event anyways). Essentially what I’m suggesting is, take her on a cute date, show her how much she means to you with a couple of simple gestures, and when it feels right, pop the question.
There’s no one “right” way to be romantic, all you need to do is show her that you care about her, and reminisce about the times, good and bad, that you have spent together. The rest will take care of itself.
P.S. good luck! You’ve got this.