Will. You. Marry. Me.

Separately, they're just four simple words you've been saying since before you even kissed a girl. But now, just attempting to string them together into a single coherent inquiry is enough to induce a stutter and a cold sweat, and maybe even hyperventilation.

We feel you, brother. So to make the moment easier to swallow, we're serving up more proposal advice and nuggets of wisdom than Ernie the Philosophizing Bartender has poured into a decade's worth of pint glasses.

Now, partake of the following tales, tips, do's, and don'ts, then go forth and pop the question like a champ. And when you do, tell us the story here and we’ll share it to help the rest of the stuttering masses.

Tales (more coming soon!)
Proposal Down Under

Mission to Marry

Top 5 Proposal Don'ts

  • Don't hide the ring in her food - That's not the choked up you're looking for.
  • Don't ask via JumboTron at an Aggie Football Game – Most women would prefer a little more intimacy.
  • Don't get down on one knee while cooking and ask, "Will you marinade me?" - That's just mean.
  • Don't ask in front of family – The moment is about the two of you. Celebrate with the family after.
  • Don't ask at someone else’s wedding – You might have seen this in a movie, but in reality you don’t want to upstage the happy couples big day.

Top 5 Proposal Do's

  • Do ask her parents for their permission or blessing - It's tradition and they will say yes.
  • Do have a diamond ring - Diamonds possess the power to persuade.
  • Do make it a surprise – No one in a 5-mile radius will ever forget that high-pitched "What are you doing what are you doing are you serious oh my gosh are you serious Yes Yes of course Yes!"
  • Do drop to one knee - Yes, you will feel vulnerable and off-balance, but you'll get used to that.
  • Do say, "Will you marry me?" - This is how it's been done since the beginning of time, and who are you to rewrite history?

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