How to Propose to Your Girlfriend

You are here

How to Propose to Your Girlfriend

There’s more to a marriage proposal than you think. Guarantee you get a yes—and that your girlfriend isn’t embarrassed by her engagement ring—with this guide.
Too many women know a proposal’s coming because their boyfriends neglected to do some cover-up work. So if you buy a ring online, clear your web history! And don’t leave bank statements lying around—a $5,000 debit is going to look mighty suspicious. If you already share a bank account, open a new one for yourself several months in advance so you can secretly save up there and withdraw from it without her realizing. And above all, store the ring someplace safe where she’d never go looking, not in the coat closet she opens daily.

Topics: 

Want more Men's Fitness?

Sign Up for our newsletters now.

more galleries

  • Take a Trip
    Celebrate the 100-year-anniversary of the National Park Service.
  • Gear Up
    9 pieces of compression gear to speed muscle recovery.
  • Mother's Day
    Our gift guide has options for every budget and every type of mom.
  • Save Your Skin
    The 12 best summer grooming essentials for your face and body.