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If you’re of a certain age or happen to be in what people might consider a long-term relationship, it’s likely you’ve had to field questions regarding a potential engagement.

And whether you and your other half have actually discussed it is totally beside the point as the people in your life are all too happy to speculate, regardless.

In fact, there comes a point in your relationship when you realise the smallest of gestures or the most trivial of pursuits are likely to instigate an interrogation akin to The Spanish Inquisition, and you become used to navigating the minefield that is the Engagement Enquiry.

If this sounds all too familiar, here are just 5 things that take on a whole different meaning when your friends, family and colleagues get the bridal bug.

1. Weekends away

While you and your other half may intend to simply fling yourself on the hotel bed and binge-watch Netflix until it’s time to check out again, your family and friends have envisioned something very, very different.

“Oh, that’s a lovely spot! My sister’s best friend got engaged in the courtyard there. I’d say himself has done his research, alright.”

2. Instagram uploads

Deciding to upload a picture of yourself and himself while away is only asking for trouble as everyone ignores how good your eyebrows look, and desperately scan the caption for some mention of a three-letter word instead.

“Ah Jesus, we were absolutely CONVINCED he’d popped the question.”

3. Beauty appointments

One of the worst things about the constant speculation is that it invariably gets in on you, and you find yourself fearful that you’ll do anything to suggest you’re expecting a proposal.

“We’re going out for dinner on Friday and my nails need doing, but I can’t get them done because he’ll panic and assume I’ve turned into one of you lunatics.”

4. Wedding attendance

Making even the slightest reference to a wedding you’ve attended together is pure lunacy, as you’re forced to elaborate on why you weren’t mad on the venue, and what you’d do differently on your big day.

“My table wasn’t close enough to the bar, and that’s it. End of story. No more questions.”

5. Watching TV

No, seriously. You only have to express interest in the latest episodes of certain programmes – and you all know what we're referring to here – to find yourself dodging the volley of questions that comes your way in the aftermath.

"Tell me now, would you have said yes to that dress? And was himself watching it with you, was he?"



So, it's safe to say that asking someone to marry you/ being asked to marry someone is probably one of the most important moments of your entire life. 

Apart from worrying about whether or not they'll actually say yes, there's a lot of planning and logistics that go into making the perfect proposal – after all, you're going to remember it forever, so it's worth pulling out all the stops.

Stepping away from the traditional 'make a show of you in front of a restaurant full of diners approach', more and more people are opting to pop the question at some of the world's most famous locations. 

In an effort to find out where people are most likely to get down on one knee, hitched.co.uk analysed 10,000 hashtags, such as #bridetobe and #engaged, and used the information to compile a list of the 10 most popular proposal spots across the world. 

1.Disneyland, Paris

Often dubbed the happiest place on planet earth, it's hardly surprising that one in 500 proposals take place inside the gates of the theme park. 

2. Walt Disney's Magic Kingdom, Florida

It looks like nothing cam stop the magic of Disney with one in 555 questions popped at the Magic Kingdom in Orlando.

3. Centennial Lakes Park, Minnesota

24 acres of stunning greenery located in the heart of the USA. A firm favourite for happy couples with one in 625 proposals taking place here. 

4. Eiffel Tower, Paris 

The city of love strikes again, with one in 679 couples getting engaged at one of Europe's most romantic locations. 

5.The Hollywood Sign, LA

Adding a bit of showbiz to the nuptials, one in every 1,000 proposals takes place in the Hollywood hills. 

6. Central Park and Brooklyn Bridge, New York

A double whammy for NYC with two of it's most iconic landmarks sharing the number six spot. One in 1,111 proposals respectively. 

7.Niagara Falls, Ontario

Without a doubt, one of the most stunning sights on planet earth, Niagra Falls acts as the backdrop for one in 1,250 proposals. 

8. Walt Disney's Epcot Park, Florida 

A third appearance for Disney, with Epcot playing host to one in 1,428 proposals. 

9. Big Bear Lake, California 

With chilled vibes and stunning views, it;s no wonder this picturesque location sees one on 1,666 take place here. 

10. Bondi Beach, Sydney

One in 2,000 proposals happen on the sandy shores of one of the world's most iconic beaches. 



We'd be pretty nervous to ask Arnold Schwarzenegger anything, tbh. Have you seen the size of him? He may be 70 but he's no old-age-pensioner, that's for sure.

Chris Pratt has opened up to Extra about his nerves when it came to approaching The Terminator for his blessing to marry his daughter, Katherine.

The 39-year-old admitted he was 'a little nervous', but was determined to go things the traditional way.

The intimidating Predator star, now Chris' future father-in-law, was approached by Chris shortly before he proposed to Katherine during the New Year. 


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The Jurassic Park actor spoke about his appreciation for the conventional method of engagement and marriage;

"Well, I think any person who appreciates the tradition and asks a father for his daughter’s hand in marriage, it’s inevitably something that’s going to make you a little nervous. ‘But that’s sort of the beauty of it."

Luckily for Chris, Arnold already thinks he's 'fantastic', and sang his praises last week.

"That was really fantastic. She is so happy, they both are so happy. As I said to him, he is such a likable guy. I love Chris — he’s fantastic." He added: "Chris is a wonderful guy. They both look really great together, they’re both happy together, so I wish them both the best of luck.’" 

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Chris announced their engagement at the beginning of 2019, saying he was 'so happy' that his future wife said yes.

Speaking to US Weekly about the ceremony, the actor shared: "A little, you know, maybe fall, winter kind of thing and you know, we’ve got a lot to get done."

He was previously married to actress Anna Faris, but they officially divorced in 2018. He has been with Katherine Schwarzenegger for a few months, and the pair are clearly in love. 

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Anna Geary confirmed her engagement to Kevin Sexton earlier this week with the most romantic Instagram snap.

The GAA star shared a photo of her engagement ring placed in a red rose. She captioned the snap of the beautiful bouquet, “The easiest yes…”Yes a thousand times” xxx”

The sportswoman may be on cloud nine, but her initial reaction to the engagement wasn’t your typical response. There was no jumping up and down and tears when Kevin got down on one knee.


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She admitted she thought Kevin had somehow managed to injure himself during their stroll. She told Ryan Tubridy: “We went for a walk, it was very simple. I was in my runners and my leggings and my trenchcoat.”

“And then all of a sudden, I was like 'Oh my god he's had three knee operations, his knee's after going! What's after happening?' and I found that he's down on one knee,” the Dancing With The Stars contestant revealed.


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The Cork native said the moment was so surreal she can barely remember it: “And sure I don't remember anything else, it was a blur because he was saying what he was saying and I was going 'Oh my god oh my god oh my god'."

The All-Ireland champion was so stunned by the gesture she even asked Kevin, “'What are you doing?!'”


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"So that was fierce romantic out of me. But it was fab,” the 30-year-old said.

Could Anna’s reaction be any more Irish? Huge congratulations to the happy couple.



Robbie Williams and Ayda Fields are serious #couple goals.

The singer recently shared how he proposed to his wife, Ayda Fields, and the story is straight from a Rom-Com.

The power couple has recently celebrated their eight year anniversary, reflecting on all the wonderful milestones they have accomplished together.

Just last week, Ayda posted a photo of their wedding day, celebrating her and her husband’s strength to brave the ‘journey’ they have travelled together.

“Thank you for taking the midnight train to anywhere with me. It's been the journey of a lifetime. Happy Anniversary! I love you!”

It seems the Let Me Entertain You singer has reciprocated his wife’s public declaration of love.

In honour of Romance Awareness Month, Robbie posted an adorable photo of the two laughing and holding hands.

The singer wistfully looked back at how he proposed to the love of his life.

“Every time I used to think of Ayda and pull a card from a deck it would always be a queen, so I took her to the place that I first laid my eyes on her and gave her four queens.

“Each card said one word each. Will… You… Marry… Me?”

As if the heartthrob wasn’t cute enough with his cheeky comments and sexy stare.


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Since the start of their of their fiery relationship, Ayda and Robbie have had two children together: five-year-old Teddy and three-year-old Carlton.

And have revealed that they are thinking about having a third.

Perhaps all the recent romance can be traced back to the couple’s increased time together.

Both Ayda and Robbie have joined the The X Factor panel this year, joining Simon Cowell and Louis Tomlinson as judges.

The talented pair have extremely busy careers, but it is sweet to see them taking time out of their day to remind each other how much love they share.


Made In Chelsea stars Louise Thompson and Ryan Libbey have announced their engagement. The lovebirds revealed the big news to OK! Magazine.

Louise showed off her beautiful engagement ring as she posed alongside her new fiance.

Ryan popped the question during their trip to LA. The fitness fanatics were on a hike when the personal trainer got down on one knee.

It’s safe to say Louise was stunned by the surprise proposal: “I cried solidly for three days.”

“I had to catch my breath because I thought I was going to faint,” she added.


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Louise may have been shocked by the romantic gesture, but the duo admitted they’ve always planned on getting married: “Ryan and I have known that we want to spend the rest of our lives together for quite a long time,” she shared.

28-year-old Ryan proposed to Louise on his birthday. The reality stars were taking a break from their hike when he asked Louise to marry him.


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“I said something like: ‘I’ve had the best birthday ever, but there’s one more birthday wish that I’d like. Will you marry me?’’ he told the publication.

The groom-to-be revealed he had been planning the proposal for four months: “’I've been on a secret mission for so long with this ring hidden in my backpack for weeks. Every time we were going through airport security I weed myself.”


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The happy couple first met in 2016 and started dating shortly after. Their relationship has featured heavily in reality show Made In Chelsea.

We are thrilled for Ryan and Louise.



We can all admit we’ve daydreamed about our dream proposal at some point in our lives. Everyone has their own idea of their perfect proposal whether it’s a simple, subtle proposal whilst strolling along the beach, or an elaborate affair on top of the Eiffel tower in Paris.

One Gilmore Girls fan’s wish came true when her boyfriend popped the question in none other than Stars Hollow.

The quaint fictional town is the sweetest location for a proposal. The small-town charm alone would leave your heart feeling so warm and mushy.

The newly engaged Molly Larimer gushed about the moment her partner Sebastian popped the question.

She posted a video of the special moment on Twitter and her beau picked the greatest spot in all of Stars Hollow to ask Molly to be his wife- the famous gazebo.

Molly opened up about the proposal on Twitter: “So I didn’t even mention it but Gilmore Girls has always been one of my favorite shows and Sebastian planned the perfect proposal and actually proposed in the actual Stars Hollow gazebo!”

She added: “I’m so lucky and so happy to spend forever with him #wbtourhollywood #GilmoreGirls”

There are so many iconic spots in Stars Hollow, like Luke’s Diner, the Dragonfly Inn, Taylor’s Olde Fashion Soda Shoppe and Kim’s Antiques, but there is no better place to ask the love of your life than that famous gazebo.

The gazebo was the place where some of the most heartfelt conversations took place in the show. And let’s not forget Lorelai and Luke’s famous picnic date from season two.

Huge congratulations to Molly and Sebastian. We hope your relationship lasts just as long as Richard and Emily's.


Valentine’s Day is only a matter of weeks away, and we’re sure many proposals have been prepared for the romantic day.

However, for those of you who plan on jetting off with your other half, there is one thing that may ruin the special moment- airport security.

You don't want your partner to see the ring prematurely when your bags are searched at the airport, it'd completely ruin the proposal.

Luckily, one airport in the United Kingdom has your back. They have invented a secret code for those lovebirds who want to sneak the ring past their other half.

The East Midland Airport has informed couples that all you have to do is contact them to get the special code.

When you’re passing through airport security the staff will send you to a special lane, away from your other half, so you can keep the ring out of their view.

'It would put a big damper on someone’s meticulously planned romantic trip if their big surprise was revealed even before they’ve boarded the plane,' said East Midlands Airport’s Head of Security, Matthew Quinney.

He joked, 'Arguably, there are more romantic places to be proposed to than in our security hall.'

The team hope this new code will make their customers feel more reassured.

'Out of courtesy to those who have been planning this moment for weeks or months, we have put in measures to ensure we’re not the cause of failed marriage proposals.'

'After all, we want customers to return again and again,' shared Matthew.

This new code will certainly make people feel a tad less nervous about popping the question.


Way back when, Gavin Becker asked Olivia Toft to their high school prom by writing 'Olivia, you rock'… on a rock.

Goofy? Yes. Would we have accepted? Also, yes

So, when Gavin decided to ask Olivia to marry him in recent days, he decided to go for a relatively a similar approach.

Gavin, an aviation student, took his girlfriend on a plane ride, and as they coasted over the banks of a frozen lake in Northern Minnesota, Gavin pointed Olivia in the direction of a question written in the snow.

The question was 25 feet tall, took more than 4 and a half hours to create and elicited the response Gavin hoped for.

Olivia said yes. And we're swooning.

After landing the plane, the University of North Dakota student took his new fianceé into the middle of the enormous heart and made it official by getting down on one knee.

BRB, crying.


Is it just us or is everyone and their mother getting engaged this month?

As a wise Hugh Grant once said, Love actually is all around this festive season, and while the tiniest part of us is trying desperately hard not to be bitter, most of us are just loving all the cute proposal videos doing the rounds.

And this might just be our favourite yet…

Last week, Gavin James helped his friend Rob pull off one of the most romantic marriage proposals of the year.

The singer-songwriter took some time out from his busy to film himself singing a few bars of the festive classic Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas before informing the future bride that her partner had an important question he wanted to ask.

Oh course, she said yes, and Rob took to Twitter to thank Gavin for all his help.

Congratulations are in order for the happy couple!



We're all weak with feels here at SHEmazing HQ after footage of a very festive proposal in the Irish capital started doing the rounds on Facebook last night.

Barry Clarke enlisted the help of good ol' Santa in order to propose to his partner Suzanne Kellett, who was under the assumption she and Barry were simply bringing their son Cameron to Arnotts on a festive day out.

According to Barry's post, which has been liked and shares extensively since yesterday, the Dublin department store played an absolute blinder in helping him to organise the surprise.

"Santa had a very special gift for a special lady today in Arnotts," Barry wrote on Facebook last night. "She didn't have a clue! Anyhow, she said Yes!"

"Thanks to Claire and the staff in Arnotts for arranging and keeping this a secret. Thanks to Santa for playing a stormer and thanks to Cameron for lying on the floor for the whole thing!"

And yep, we're just melting.



Festivals are famous for many things, like mud, cans and unreal tunes.

Budding romance and pre-martial propositions aren't usually on the minds of festival punters, but there was an exception to the rule at Forbidden Fruit this Bank Holiday weekend. 

Taking to social media, Bulmers Forbidden Fruit Festival announced that one very thoughtful gent popped the question to his girlfriend at the three-day event. 

Dee and Keith met at Forbidden Fruit in 2014, and have been an item ever since. 

Now, exactly three years later, Keith proposed to Dee in the exact spot that they met back at the festival in 2014. 

'This is Dee and Keith who got engaged on Saturday at the very exact spot they met 3 years previously,' said FF.

The very thoughtful proposal happened in front of a carnival ride, and the photo captures all the elements you would expect at a muddy festival. 

We're not crying, you are.