Get it right, this proposal is not about YOU! Don't say you don't like public display of affection -nobody ever died from PDA. Remember, it's not about YOU! Proposals all over the world are a big deal and most girls have been dreaming about one since they started growing teeth, YOU are that knight in shinning armour. Chairman do something, pamurege!
THE PERFECT BLING: This is the biggest wahala and once you cross this hurdle you can never do anything wrong. If you are a sharp guy you would already know the kind of ring your babe likes, women give HINTS a lot, if you don't know then you've not been observant. Check her phone, do you see a saved DP or screenshot of any ring? What instagram photos has she been liking ? That might be it. If you cannot figure it out, employ one of her loyal friends to help you. The proposal ring deserves it's own post (coming soon) but make sure you're not cheap, save for the ring.
SURPRISE!!! : Women love to be surprised, don't be careless about this thing. You are trying to impress your babe, don't fall your hand. Don't now leave the receipt for the ring in your wallet when you know she will be checking. Don't make phone calls in the toilet when she's in the same house. Give her the surprise of her life. You want tears of joy when you propose? then surprise her. Most ladies who cry during their proposals never esperrrred it! See this lady even collapsed when Mr Right proposed. Guy, THIS.IS.WHAT.YOU.WANT!
BE ROMANTIC:Nigerian men, romance does not equal money. Be creative in your approach. It's not everyone that can afford to fly from England to Paris and catch a connecting cruise to the Caribbean proposing in the beautiful sunset. Cut your coat according to your cloth but don't just sit down and collect her hand and shook ring. Or put the ring inside folded eba, you are taking it too far. Try small. Plan a theme. Make her mushy. Remember, this proposal is about HER and how you want HER to feel. Do you want her screaming YES! YES! YES!!! ? Then be romantic. (You can consult me for romantic tips).
DO IT FOR THE GRAM:This is 2015, you HAVE to HAVE a professional photographer nearby to capture that moment. A feature on BellaNaija Weddings won't hurt and she would LOVE it! That moment: you on one knee, her one hand covering her mouth, tears ruining her mascara, and her friends snapping away is something you HAVE to capture for Instagram! That picture she would tag "I SAID YES!