9 Men Share The Disgustingly Adorable Story Of How They Proposed


1. “I’m a musician and met my girlfriend at a local gig three years ago. She approached me after, we got a few drinks, and started casually hanging out. I was immediately in love with her, but I couldn’t really tell if she was feeling me. It took us a month of spending time together before I worked up the nerve to kiss her. After that, we were inseparable. So when I started thinking about popping the big question, I knew I wanted the proposal to be related to music. I wrote her a song and arranged to perform at the same venue where we first met. At the end of the song, I asked her to join me on stage and got down on one knee. It was one of the scariest, most electrifying moments of my life.” — Aidan

2. “My girlfriend is more on the introverted side, so I knew it needed to be more intimate. The idea of doing something big and grand in front of everyone would be really overwhelming to her. We were celebrating our anniversary at a nice restaurant, so she was already expecting it to be a nice night between us. After we ate, I took her to the rooftop of our building and we talked while the sun set. I ended up just blurting it out in the middle of our conversation. I couldn’t keep it in. We laughed and cried. It was simple and perfect for us.” — Lucas

3. “It was while watching Game Of Thrones. I was so unprepared, I didn’t even have a ring. I knew I wanted to marry her, but I hadn’t picked out the right ring yet. I was just looking at her and so struck with how happy I was, how lucky I was to have her, and how insanely beautiful she is even when we’re sitting in our sweatpants, eating pizza on the couch, and watching HBO. I couldn’t wait. As soon as the first commercial came on, I asked if she’d marry me.” — Allen

4. “My girlfriend and I were long distance for all of college. We tried to make sure we saw each other every few months, taking turns with who was visiting. Towards the end of our senior year, she was coming to see me for a few weeks. I waited for her at baggage claim in the airport with one of those signs that drivers use to signify who they’re waiting for. Mine said, ‘Will you marry me?'” — Micah

5. “We met while I was traveling abroad during graduate school. I was living in Italy for a few months and met my now fiancé. When I had to go back to the U.S., we continued our relationship through Skype. I ended up getting a temporary job as a translator, so I was able to move back to Italy to be with her. The day I arrived, I asked her to marry me. I didn’t want to wait any longer. We’d done enough of it.” — Dylan

6. “Because neither of us had ever been, we took a trip to Vegas together. We’re not really into the party scene, but went to amazing restaurants and shows. I arranged with the hotel we were staying at to have room service sent up one night along with a card that had my girlfriend’s name on the outside of it. She opened it, and I quickly pulled out a ring. The card said, “Look down.” And I was on one knee.” — Dwayne

7. “It was at a baseball game and before you flame me for proposing on a jumbotron, I didn’t! We’re both HUGE Cubs fans and after they won, I asked her to come with me to grab another beer to celebrate. As we were walking to the concession stands, I stopped like I had to tie my shoe. She turned around and I was there with a ring. And no lie, we both burst into tears.” — Kyle

8. “Christmas is huge in my family, so this past year, my now-fiancé traveled home with me. I had called her parents and arranged for them to fly out too. Both of our families were together, which was already a surprise to her. And then Christmas dinner, I made a toast and asked if she’d do this every year with me, as my wife.” -— Mario

9. “It was Sunday morning in bed. There were no flashy lights or romantic dinners. Just the two of us, unshowered and putting off getting up and starting the day. I knew I wanted those mornings for the rest of my life. And I’m so thankful she does too.” — Jess