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j. belt
Marriage Proposal on the girl's birthday - yes or no? 9/12/2005 7:00AM Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
What do you think? Good idea? Bad idea?
Todd Gack
RE: Marriage Proposal on the girl's birthday - yes or no? 9/12/2005 7:05AM - in reply to j. belt Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Good idea, because then you don't have to get her a birthday present also. I mean, if you are going to propose anyway. I'm not passing judgment on whether your engagement and subsequent marriage to this person is a good idea. Just that you'll save yourself a few bucks by making the engagement ring also her birthday present.

I save get a really large box and wrap it up and then fill it with tons of those annoying styrofoam popcorn things and place the tiny ring box in there somewhere. And make her dig around for a while to find it. And after she does I'll bet you'll get some.
Jayme girl
RE: Marriage Proposal on the girl's birthday - yes or no? 9/12/2005 7:42AM - in reply to j. belt Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
If she is anticipating/expecting a proposal, don't do it. It will seem too "planned". Wait until a day or two after her b-day and do it then, when she least expects it.

If this is pretty much out of the blue (she doesn't expect it) then I say go for it!! :)

Jayme
legally blond
RE: Marriage Proposal on the girl's birthday - yes or no? 9/12/2005 8:54AM - in reply to Jayme girl Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
If you two end up divorced for some reasons, then she will associate her birthday with something perhaps that ends of negative. Pick another day.
smith and wesson
RE: Marriage Proposal on the girl's birthday - yes or no? 9/12/2005 8:58AM - in reply to j. belt Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
you could try asking her out first, stalker.
wiat a tic
RE: Marriage Proposal on the girl's birthday - yes or no? 9/12/2005 9:03AM - in reply to j. belt Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Let's get this right.

You're soliciting MARITAL ADVICE on LetsRUN.com?

Go back and read that and then consider the relative merits of enlisting the dating advice of a preponderence of 15 year old males who spend their Friday nights at home posting on Letsrun.com about how they saw Rashid Ramzi sticking a needle into his femur in their dream.
Todd Gack
RE: Marriage Proposal on the girl's birthday - yes or no? 9/12/2005 9:07AM - in reply to legally blond Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

legally blond wrote:

If you two end up divorced for some reasons, then she will associate her birthday with something perhaps that ends of negative. Pick another day.


Now there's a great line of thinking: Plan your proposal so that when the two of you eventually become divorced, it will be less emotionally scarring for her. I can't think of a better mindset to enter a marriage with.
they call me 'Nova
RE: Marriage Proposal on the girl's birthday - yes or no? 9/12/2005 9:22AM - in reply to Todd Gack Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
that sounds great. You should also do it at a Triple-A baseball game, maybe the end of the 4th inning between "Race the Bases" and "Dizzy Bat"


or you could also use a Powerpoint presentation
Seargent Hulka
RE: Marriage Proposal on the girl's birthday - yes or no? 9/12/2005 9:24AM - in reply to j. belt Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
That's a great idea. If she accepts, you should have the wedding on her birthday, too. Then, once you're settled into the marriage thing, you can forget her birthday and your anniversary in one fell swoop. It's economical.

Her birthday isn't February 14th, by chance, is it?
another girl
RE: Marriage Proposal on the girl's birthday - yes or no? 9/12/2005 9:33AM - in reply to j. belt Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I think that it's a good idea, you can take her out to a nice romantic dinner and she will think you are doing it for her birthday.
flightless
RE: Marriage Proposal on the girl's birthday - yes or no? 9/12/2005 9:54AM - in reply to j. belt Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
9 replies and no-one has remembered to tell "j. belt" that the secret is to propose with Powerpoint. Slow day round here obviously ...
shjsj
RE: Marriage Proposal on the girl's birthday - yes or no? 9/12/2005 10:03AM - in reply to flightless Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Hey jackass, look three posts up from yours.
ask....
RE: Marriage Proposal on the girl's birthday - yes or no? 9/12/2005 10:05AM - in reply to flightless Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
umm, yes someone already said that. It wasn't funny then either.

As for the original post if you think that she is really wanting you to ask then do it. If there is even a slight possibility that she might say no then don't do it. If she recently asked you to go on the Maury show don't do it.

If you two have already discussed it and she seems excited about it then do it. It will be the best present she could ask for.



flightless wrote:

9 replies and no-one has remembered to tell "j. belt" that the secret is to propose with Powerpoint. Slow day round here obviously ...
toro
RE: Marriage Proposal on the girl's birthday - yes or no? 9/12/2005 10:07AM - in reply to j. belt Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I proposed to my wife on her birthday.
She asked if she could think about it.
She obviously agreed eventually but I really could have used a good power point presentation to make my case and get a "yes" right away.
Stupid
RE: Marriage Proposal on the girl's birthday - yes or no? 9/12/2005 10:13AM - in reply to legally blond Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

legally blond wrote:

If you two end up divorced for some reasons, then she will associate her birthday with something perhaps that ends of negative. Pick another day.


Are you kidding? Why doesn't he just bag the whole idea b/c it could possibly end poorly. Might as well spend his whole life alone and sad.
Prescott
RE: Marriage Proposal on the girl's birthday - yes or no? 9/12/2005 10:16AM - in reply to Stupid Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
It's already a special day for her. Wait and create another special day.
almost Al Bundy
RE: Marriage Proposal on the girl's birthday - yes or no? 9/12/2005 10:20AM - in reply to j. belt Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Do not, I repeat, do not, get married. Fifteen years from now when she's more interested in anything else on the planet instead of sex, you'll thank me.
Keith Stone
RE: Marriage Proposal on the girl's birthday - yes or no? 9/12/2005 10:39AM - in reply to j. belt Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

j. belt wrote:
What do you think? Good idea? Bad idea?


Girl's birthday? So you're proposing to her mom?
Cynic
RE: Marriage Proposal on the girl's birthday - yes or no? 9/13/2005 9:01AM - in reply to Keith Stone Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
It may be cynical but one thing to consider is that if you propose on her birthday and then you two don't get up getting married she gets to keep the ring because it was technicly a "gift" but if you propose on a different day it is part of an agreement contingent on you two getting married so you get the ring back.
Obvious one
RE: Marriage Proposal on the girl's birthday - yes or no? 9/13/2005 9:07AM - in reply to Todd Gack Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Todd Gack wrote:


legally blond wrote:

If you two end up divorced for some reasons, then she will associate her birthday with something perhaps that ends of negative. Pick another day.


Now there's a great line of thinking: Plan your proposal so that when the two of you eventually become divorced, it will be less emotionally scarring for her. I can't think of a better mindset to enter a marriage with.



And we know that no marriages end in divorce!
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