When it comes to showing a grand gesture, or a token of affection to your significant other, do you keep it simple, classy and real, or do you go all out, mushy love chick-flick style?
This story was submitted by one of our readers and it’s about how he proposed to his [now] wife. It’s a simple and beautiful story tbh, and so worth telling. His name is John and her name is Cindy, they have been together for five years now, and are in their late twenties.
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To begin our story, let me just get this out there, society always puts this intense pressure on men about the way they need to propose. One would say, it’s almost like a competition between one another, like a “my horse is bigger than yours” kinda deal. Lol, for real. Nowadays, especially since social media took over, it literally is a competition, nay, a way to show people how “perfect” your life is. Always with the huge bouquets of flowers, champagne, the girl always so vulnerable and clueless, the huge diamond ring, almost movie-like, right? Well, when John went to propose to Cindy, he wanted to do it in a simple yet lovely way, she would always remember.
One very normal day, Cindy got out of work, she had a very long and bad day at work, so she decided to order take-out.You see, she worked as a Supervisor for a company that specialized in unisex accessories. She dealt with the usual lazy employee and horribly stuck up customer who was always demanding expired discounts and a manager to talk to. So, anyway… she got home and there was her lovely John waiting for her, he had cooked, had wine served and was just getting ready to light a candle for her. She always loved scented candles, so she immediately relaxed and gave him a kiss. John told his beloved to go relax and take a shower while he finished prepping everything for dinner. So, normally she did, and she took her sweet time too.
When she came out, she got dressed and went to greet her sweet bf once more. There was a little island bar thing in the kitchen, and placed in the center was her favorite pumpkin spice candle, the wine glasses and the bottle of wine. He told Cindy he was going to take a shower now, so they could enjoy their meal and maybe watch a movie or something. He instructed her to light up the candle and he would go take a quick shower. He started walking away as Cindy reached for the little tiny box of matches. She walked over to the candle and… omg! What was happening? There was a tiny gold ring, stuck in the middle of the candle. She was confused, she was speechless, she looked around and saw John peeking out of the bathroom door. He walked over to her, grabbed the ring, looked at her and… GOT DOWN ON ONE KNEE! He started talking, telling her what their time together meant to him, all he felt for her, his love, his dreams, everything he wanted to share with her. He was pretty sure she stopped breathing for a few seconds, lol. She looked at him, grabbed him off of the floor, and just hugged him, kissed him and gave him her hand so he could put the ring on her. The first words spoken after this event were “Wait, is that a yes?” And they just laughed and laughed.
To this very day, they still joke about how she never really did say “yes”, so… questionable marriage foundation? Haha. Trust me on this, when I say they will always remember this experience. They’ve been married for five years now, and even thought things haven’t always been peachy, they’ve worked things out and have a very strong relationship.
Finally, what have we learned today, guys? That no matter, how grand, simple, big, small, planned, spontaneous your gesture is, what matters most is the feeling and thought that inspired it. Love is love, and it takes time and a lot of effort to nurture it into a healthy and strong relationship.
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