On Bended Knee: 3 Steps to a Perfect Proposal

Guys, it’s only the most important question you’ll ever ask. Do it right, and you’ll be a knight in shining armor to her friends, family, and every stranger she stops in the street to tell about it. Do it wrong, and well, you won’t be.

That being said, relax. Despite all the great statistics we’ve packed into this infographic, the two most important numbers to keep in mind as you prepare are: one hundred percent of men know as little as you do when it comes to proposing, and one hundred percent of women care most that—whatever you choose—it comes from the heart.

The following comes from surveys completed by more than 10,000 brides and grooms who were engaged during 2012 or 2013. The infographic covers what happened every step of the way, from brainstorming about the ring to popping the question. Hopefully, it will give you a feel for how most couples go about it, so you can decide what fits your style best. Congratulations on making it this far!

Pssst! Know a beau who could take a hint? Share this infographic on Facebook or send him the link in an email. Trust us, he’ll thank you later.

On Bended Knee: 3 Steps to a Perfect Proposal


We know there’s a lot to think about when you’re getting engaged. That’s why we made this infographic, and that’s why we’re dedicated to making the process of choosing an engagement ring as simple as possible for you.

You also might want to check out our list of engagement ring terms to know so you can dig into the details with jewelers or scan our guide to insuring jewelry so you know what your options are.

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