I cannot remember that far back -it is over 40 years ago.
I don't think I have ever asked anyone to marry me -oh, I LIE -I did ask my last partner but he said NO!! He had this very long foreign name and I said I would not take it on so he said he would not marry me.
Suffice it to say we are no longer together.
Totally agreed with you on the public proposals. I could think of nothing worse, unless of course said couple had already agreed to marry and the proposal was really just a formality and a presentation of the ring.
It was around the time of my twentieth birthday. I had a load of reading to do for uni, but it was such a lovely day outside, my now-husband and I decided to go out to the park. I brought my reading with me. He was pretending to read. I can't believe I believed he was actually reading because he rarely ever does.
Anyway, I had my back to him and he kept wriggling about. Tyring to focus on my readind, I got annoyed and asked while turning around to face him, "What the heck are you doing? Can't you sit...Oh my gosh! Yes! Yes!"
But, the best proposal story I've ever heard went something like this (BTW, it was not how the proposal was put forward, it was the response he got). So, apparenly the couple had been together for something like five or six years before he finally popped the question. Her response: "F*ck, it took you long enough. I mean, yes! Yes!". LOL!
I took my now wife to a hotel one evening to have dinner. After dinner we took a long walk on the beach. After stopping at a section to talk I got down on one knee and popped the question. She was shocked and took so long to answer that my knee began to hurt. I was beginning to wonder if she was actually going to say yes. But she did. The rest is history.
Nothing even slightlt romantic,I'm afraid!!! I was in the shower and was basically TOLD that we would get married in 6 months time!!! I actually said NO!!! I did not believe that my partner was serious,so I rang up his parents as he told me that he'd already let them know that he was going to propose!!! When I spoke to them,they confirmed that he did indeed wish to marry me,but they also thought that his method of 'asking' me was appalling and told me not to accept until he used the manners he had been raised with!!! That evening,he did actually ask me if I would please marry him,and because I became quite unwell,he brought the wedding date forward by 3 months!!!
Walking back from a social function to car, boyfriend wanted us to sit down on a park bench. He popped the question!
Stupidist decision of my life my reply turned out to be!
Oh well! Them's the breaks!
When my husband and I were 16 and 17 respectively my then boyfriend asked me "would you like to be my widow when I die". All through our almost 50 years of marriage he kept up the sense of humour which is now sorely missed.
We went out for dinner to a restaurant that has the best view of Melbourne. We were all dressed up and had a lovely romantic meal. It was Valentines day. After dinner we walked through the gardens on the property overlooking Melbourne and he dropped to one knee and proposed. The lights of Melbourne in the background. I said yes. That was nearly 30 years ago, so we have had many great years of happiness since that day.
My husband took me to a very expensive restaurant and proposed over dinner which was a total surprise. An elderly couple sitting near us applauded when he took the ring out aand I was totally embarassed but happy.
Mine is VERY unromantic! I'd been overseas for 5 months with my parents, (which was a 21st birthday present from my parents) When I finally came home, he & I were sitting in his car in my parents driveway, & as it was a leap year, I proposed to him. In spite of him saying, "No it want work out", we married 48 years ago, next month!