The purpose of this article is to talk about being in love.
More specifically, one event that will inevitably occur when you are in love: The Marriage Proposal.
Now, I’m not married. Shoot, I’m not even dating anyone right now. However, that doesn’t mean I haven’t been pondering what being in love and getting married would be like one day. As I have grown and matured over time and had lots of friends get married, I have come to learn that marriage isn’t the perfect fairy-tale I originally made it out to be in my head. It is a messy thing, with real human beings putting their hearts on the line. Both people are flawed, and over years and years it takes work, loving each other even when you don’t feel like it.
I have also experienced vicariously through my married friends the beautiful, amazing, and wonderful thing that marriage is. Most if not all would agree that despite all the ups and downs, getting married is one of the most worthwhile decisions one could make.
Now, call me a hopeless romantic, but I have always believed that in the process of dating and eventually getting married, it’s go big or go home.
I’m talking every week a romantic date, flowers, starlit walks, traveling together, going on random adventures, holding hands, etc.
I don’t believe in “go big or go home” if it’s going to be done because you are insecure and feel like you have to earn the other persons love. I believe in “go big or go home” being the fruit of the genuine love and care you have for your significant other. If you love them, let it show in absolutely extravagant ways.
Do things that mean the world to both of you, it doesn’t matter how big or small it is. It could be as simple and considerate as surprising them by going to their favorite place in the world, or as big as a hot-air balloon ride and romantic picnic.
The point is that if you love someone, go all out. Especially in the marriage proposal, because (ideally) it will only happen once.
By this point in the article you may have written me off as some idealistic single guy. Maybe I am. All I know is that when its the right person, nothing on earth could stop me from doing whatever it takes to show them how much I love them through my actions.
Obviously there is so much more than just what you “do” involved in a relationship. But this is it, this is the one. I challenge you if you aren’t engaged yet and are dating to begin preparing now for that awesome marriage proposal. Go big or go home!
To prove that its cool to go big or go home, all I need to do is show you the best marriage proposal I have ever seen: