The 'Spoiled The Surprise' Cruise Proposal

by Anonymous

Cruise Boat Proposal

Cruise Boat Proposal

Weeks before we set sail, he spoiled the surprise by telling me I was going to get engaged during the cruise (HUGE mistake).

The vacation finally came and we boarded the cruise ship and were somewhere at sea. We had been up for nearly 20 hours when he insisted to go for a walk. He took forever getting ready in the cabin. I knew he was getting the ring from the safe from all the fumbling he was doing. We walked around on the upper deck and stopped at a lamp post. He gave me a letter expressing his love. I was so exhausted I could hardly stay awake. When I was done with the letter he just stood there, looking at me. No ring presentation, no 'one knee', no 'big question'. I finally asked if there was something he wanted to ask me. So he finally did. And just stood there. Of course, I said Yes. And I was the one who had to dig the (costume) ring out of his pocket.

I hated the proposal so much that when people asked us how I was proposed to at our engagement party, I referred them to my guy so that he can tell the story and walk away. I won't even tell my friends how it happened. I just generically sum it up as "it was nice" and then change the subject.

So to all you guys out there -- this is a story she will tell ALL her friends, so do it well. Do it right. Because if you don't, there will be A LOT of hurt and resentment.

What did my guy think of the proposal? He thought it was the greatest thing ever! After all, I did say YES.

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His loss
by: Anonymous

For marrying someone like you.

there's always a bright side
by: Billie

It's a shame that he told you of his plans in advance because it made the whole event drag on. I can really feel for you and what you went through - a very slow and tormenting process. If he had not told you his plans, you would have cherished the glorious, romantic moment and the cruise - and allowed him to ask you when he was feeling courageous and ready, which may have ended up being first thing the very next morning. :-)

But to look on the bright side - perhaps when he told you of his plans he already felt like he proposed. He also may have been testing the waters to see whether you would actually accept.

Some men are less frightened of going to war than proposing to the girl they love. Not all men are good with proposing, but they can still end up being very loving husbands and fathers.

I could imagine his nerves days or even weeks approaching the cruise and his proposal. And the poem may have taken him several days to write and re-write so that it read perfectly. He seems to me he was preparing a grand proposal but his nerves just got the better of him.

The marriage proposal is a huge deal for a guy, as he is basically laying all his cards out on the table (along with the rest of his internal organs).

Perhaps one day you can share your story with your family and friends and have a little laugh about it - with your husband as well. Sometimes the most memorable proposals are not the perfect ones! It's all in which angle you look at it. :-)


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