Sweet, Romantic, or Boring: How Would You Describe Your Marriage Proposal?

   By drodriguez  Dec 19, 2011

Maybe it has something to do with the chill in the air and the roaring fire that gets couples in a romantic mood or maybe it’s just that a sparkly diamond ring makes a great Christmas gift, but December is the most popular month for wedding proposals. It seems celebs are following suit as well with Britney Spears and Jason Trawick announcing their recent engagement.

We recently asked SheSpeaks members how they would describe their marriage proposal and the most popular response was 34% of us who said it was “sweet” followed by 25% who said it was “romantic”. The third most popular response was “boring” which makes us wonder where our guys are going wrong.

I mean it is a pretty important question that most of us would like a thrilling memory attached to right? I think most would agree that the proposal doesn’t have to be as extravagant as sky-writing or a surprise trip to Paris (though that could be nice), but just a simple and intimate night would make the majority of us happy.

Though Spears’ recent proposal came as no surprise to her (or the rest of the world as speculative reports surfaced from TMZ hours before the question was even popped) it sounds like Trawick did a pretty decent job of keeping it simple and romantic.

The NY Daily News reports that Trawick proposed while celebrating his 40th birthday, he popped the question during a private dinner and got down on bended knee in front of Spears’ two boys, Sean Preston and Jayden James.

Do you think the way Jason Trawick proposed to Britney Spears was romantic even though she knew it was coming?

Did your marriage proposal live up to your expectations?  Share your marriage proposal stories here!

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Cammigirl by Cammigirl | SAVANNAH, GA
Dec 22, 2011

My proposal came as a shock as I wasn't expecting it.........AT ALL. Actually, my fiancee and I had been fighting about marriage for the previous year or so and had actually had a major fight the night before. After breakfast on Christmas Day (we were on vacation in Florida with the kids), he grumbled about the fact that I hadn't given him anything for Christmas and handed me a card (I THOUGHT we'd agreed to not get christmas presents for each other as we had to spend all our savings on the vacation). It was a simple, romantic Christmas card, but when I got to the back of the card, there was an extra typed sheet attached where he wrote out how he felt about me and our relationship. The last line was "Will you marry me". I was floored! When I looked up from the card, there he was on one knee with the most exquisite diamond I had ever seen!!!!! I cried!!!!!!!