So, you are ready to take your relationship to the next level and you have spent a lot of time, thought and money on the engagement ring. Every man wants to make sure that the love of his life is caught off guard once he proposes. This can be quite a difficult task because women are naturally intuitive, suspicious and can be very sneaky at times. Most women know that they are going to be proposed to. If you want to slip one of those expensive diamond engagement rings on her hands when she least expects it, you have to practice the art of keeping your marriage proposal a surprise.
Here are some tips which you should never, ever forget.
Hint towards a false date and do it with subtlety
If you want to really surprise your significant other, you should make your girlfriend believe that you will be proposing on an entirely different date. Drop infrequent and subtle hints but do not overdo it. If you do use this, make sure that you propose prior the false date so that she will be utterly and pleasantly surprised. There is nothing more horrifying for a lady than being set up for a huge disappointment.
Establish a precedent
If you are thinking of proposing to your lady love at a fancy restaurant or a major sporting event, she will suspect you right away. You must set a precedent before taking her out for the marriage proposal so that she will be uncertain if you will propose or not, as well as when and where you will propose. As a man, you surely would not your girlfriend to show up for dinner with high expectations.
Never leave a trail
Girls are naturally snoops. They want to know what you are up to, where you have been and who you are with. Girls have great intuitions and they can sniff out clues from a mile away. So, you men should cover your tracks as well as you can. For example, if you have called a close friend or hers, her mother or sister for a help, make sure that you delete the number on your phone. If you bought the engagement ring with your credit card, make sure that she does not get a hold of the receipt. All these things could give away your biggest surprise.
Do not tell anyone
Even if you have divulged the news of your impending proposal to a few people whom you trust the most, they might still inadvertently drop more than a few hints. The less detail people know about your plans, the better. If you should share things with close friends, make sure that you share as little as possible. Above all things, you should keep the date a secret. You want everyone to be genuinely surprised when you propose.
Do not change your behavior
The people who are close to you know you well, especially your girlfriend. She will immediately notice changes in you so you act the same way you always do or else you will be giving your secrets away.