The best way to say “I Love You” without actually saying it is by ‘writing’. I don’t feel anything is closer to a person than a handwritten note or a letter. I really wish we were in olden times when we wrote letters to each other, instead of shorthand SMS and E-mails! Writing is very expressive, and if you can write your feelings down in a poem, without even writing the three words ‘I Love You’, believe me, it will be way more than saying an ‘I Love You’! 🙂
Apart from writing poems and sonnets, you can express it by words of appreciation! You can also call it ‘flirt’ in the modern language, but a very classy kind of flirt, very poetic one, which forces the girl to ‘think’ about you seriously, and not cheap cheesy lines which repel her from you! Choose your words carefully and be smart 😉 Flirt is the only talent that my boyfriend has because of which he wooed me in the early days of our relationship, and I can tell you, not a single time he used those old-stupid-cheesy lines! He’s always been different, and even today, when he’s romantic and when he treats me like his girlfriend (otherwise he treats me like his ‘bro’: P) – he flirts, and he flirts well!
You’ve met the girl of your dreams, you are true, madly, deeply in love with her and you cannot wait to pop the question.
But what is stopping you is the fact that you have no idea HOW to propose to her. Likely ways to do so include;
Design a web page: This one is an out-of-the-box method quite in sync with today’s technology driven world. Get a web designer to design a web page for you which consists of your photos together, maybe a poem you’ve dedicated to her, the imagery of a place you want to or have gone together to and the works. Create an online memoir which will remind her of all the wonderful things you’ll have done together and why you are THE ONE for her. Send her link to the page once it’s ready and await her positive reply.
A one-day picnic: Go away for a one day picnic. Start with a romantic early morning drive to eventually go to a fun / adventurous theme park or a romantic resort – whichever setting she’d prefer. Spend quality time with her away from the mad rush of the city and be extra kind, loving and generous to her. Today is the day you got to let the love flow freely and let her know just how much you love her. On the drive back halt the car at a random location and completely out of nowhere flash the ring. She will be surprised to say the least and will be too delighted to say anything but a yes!
Gather family/friends for dinner: One way to seal the deal is to do it in the presence of loved ones. Show your ‘homely good boy’ side by organizing and hosting a dinner for family and friends. You don’t have to necessarily tell them the reason behind this gets together. When you are sure that no one is in on your plan, and you find everyone immersed in conversation & having a gala time, grab their attention and pop the question. Surprise them, surprise her and what will follow is a flurry of emotions, hugs, tears and congratulations!
A ‘proposal’ hunt: Get creative and adventurous by planning a ‘proposal’ hunt. Plan your clues in advance and let one clue led to another till the last one finally leads to you standing there with a ring in one hand and a rose in the other. Once the preparations are in order, drop the first clue on her like a bomb and keep at it till she reaches her destination – YOU! Don’t make the hunt too long or complicated, as she might lose interest. Keep it simple and patiently wait for her to accept the ring and fall in your arms.
Do a Chandler: All F.R.I.E.N.D.S. aficionados will know how Chandler wanted to propose to Monica. Lead her to believe that you don’t want to get married anytime soon, that in fact you are beginning to question the institution itself and that you probably would never want to get married. Lead her astray so that she is saddened by your confessions but not completely disheartened. Play along for a day or two, and then the following night decorate her room with candles, balloons and keep champagne at ready. Once she walks in, get down on one knee and propose. She will be surprised, shocked, teary eyed and very happy all at once.
Dinner/Romance/Wine: Though done time and again, this one never goes out of fashion. Plan a romantic evening with her. Book a table at an expensive restaurant, order the best wine, and arrange for live romantic music to be played. Ask her for a dance before the main course arrives and pop the question. The ambiance thus created should be such that she simply cannot refuse.
Heartfelt words: If you have decent writing skills then write poems for her. Send her one poem and a bouquet of flowers each day of the week and with each passing day let the romance build. On the 7th day, meet her in person and hand her a bouquet. Then talk freely & express your true emotions for her. Tell her how happy she would make you by agreeing to your proposal and how ‘she completes you’. Use words as your weapon of choice and slay her with your wit, charm, and honesty. She simply won’t be able to refuse.
Hope these suggestions have eased your dilemma. Use one of these ideas and ask your girl out and she will surely yes!