Would your sweetheart rather spend the night in reading than hit the latest club?
Are you both homebodies to the core? Do crowded social situations and too much attention make your significant other uncomfortable? When you have a super shy partner, it’s important to plan a proposal around what they would like. Big, flashy gestures might be romantic to some, but they can be the exact situations that those who are shy dread. If you’re planning to propose to your shy sweetheart, here are some down-to-earth, simple ideas they’ll love:
1. Pop the Question Over a Home-Cooked Dinner
The classic, traditional proposal is over a romantic dinner at a fancy restaurant, but a public proposal is the last thing an introvert wants. Instead, put together a lovely meal at home, complete with candles and soft music. Be sure to put on your best clothes, too! If you’re not confident in your cooking skills, there are many services and local restaurants you can get gourmet, pre-cooked meals from.
Ring: The Belle
2. Find a Beautiful Spot Out in Nature
The perfect backdrop to any proposal is nature. Whether you both love the beach or are avid hikers, chances are you have a favorite spot that’s far away from cities or towns and where you’re unlikely to run into too many people. As a bonus, you could have a picnic waiting and pop the question while you’re taking in the scenery.
Ring: The Alexandria
3. Have Them “Accidentally” Find the Ring
If your sweetheart doesn’t like a big to-do, you can make the moment spontaneous and “unplanned” by leaving the ring somewhere you know they’ll find it, preferably in front of you. Maybe there’s a specific book they’re reading, or they always use the same mug for their morning coffee. When they discover the ring, you can act just as surprised as they are, then smoothly slide into the proposal.
Rings: The Bliss
4. Go Back to Where You First Met
Even if your partner isn’t shy, this is a wonderful idea, especially if where you met is somewhere that’s not too public. The best way to do this is to plan out a “decoy” date somewhere mundane or pretend you want to go run errands. Then, instead, take them to where you met and either have something waiting there like a sign or flowers, or simply pull out the ring.
Ring: The Enchanted
5. Pull Out the Ring During a Romantic Movie Scene
Does your sweetheart have a favorite romance movie? Is there a cute proposal scene or particularly sweet moment? Have the ring ready, and when the movie transitions into one of these scenes, time your proposal with the movie-moment. It’s a simple proposal, but it shows that you pay attention to the things they love and will create a wonderful memory for every time the movie is on in the future!
Ring: The One and Only
Introverts might not like over-the-top public proposals, but that doesn’t mean they won’t be thrilled when some thought is put in!
A private proposal is just as special, and they’ll love you even more for it.