For many men out there, moving ahead and popping the question to their significant other can almost seem like a harrowing experience.
Between coming up with the money for a ring and on the chance she might say no, countless guys dread when this time rolls around. That said ring shopping doesn’t have to be comparable to going to the dentist or paying one’s taxes each April.
With that in mind, what steps should you take leading up to that big day in both your lives, a day where you can be laying the groundwork for moving forward as a couple?
Have Your Plan in Place
So that you have a better chance of making the day you pop the big question go as smoothly as possible, remember a few keys:
First and foremost, make sure you don’t try to do something this important on the fly.
Remember, while asking a woman to marry you is not the most difficult thing you will come across in your lifetime, it is something that you should think through on several fronts.
- Are you both emotionally ready to take this relationship to the next level?
- Are you both financially ready to take this relationship forward?
- Are you both ready in terms of your careers, where you want to live etc. to take this relationship in a new direction?
Once you’ve committed to asking her that big question, the next step is of course finding the right piece of jewelry to put on her finger.
In the event you are not the most knowledgeable individual when it comes to diamond shape rings etc. where do you turn for assistance?
Fortunately, today’s Internet age leaves you with plenty of options to go to, options that should make it much easier for you to find the ring she truly wants.
Many jewelers these days are not only offering informative websites, but they are also quite active on social networking sites. As such, you can find lots of valuable information about ring shapes, settings, colors, prices and much more literally at your fingertips.
Finally, don’t be afraid to lean on some of her closest female acquaintances (mom, sister/s, girlfriends etc.) for their two cents on which style of ring she might be happiest with when all is said and done.
Along with the nerves of wondering whether or not she will say yes to the big question, many guys shiver over the bill that comes due when they purchase a ring for their significant other.
Before you put yourself in full panic mode, keep in mind that you can pay for the ring in installments, thereby making it less taxing for your wallet.
Secondly, don’t assume you have one or two options only available when it comes to jewelers.
Not only are there likely countless jewelry shops within driving range of where you live, but there are many jewelers with online stores these days.
With that the case, you have plenty of shopping options with which to choose from, some which likely offer best pricing plans.
Finally, where will you pop that all-important question is of course just that, important.
Whether you opt for a secluded spot or somewhere that is full of people, make sure it is something she will like.
One option (if you believe she’d be comfortable with it) is to do it in front of her closest family and friends. Sure, it may not be quite the privacy you wanted, but it can turn out to be an experience the both of you will never forget.
When the time comes to pop the question to her, will you be ready?