24 Valentines Day Proposal Ideas To Make The Moment Special

Take inspiration from these and sweep your special someone off their feet.

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Valentine’s Day is the day of love and romance, and that is probably why many people choose to propose to their partners of this day. So, if you are also planning to jump on the bandwagon, check out our amazing Valentine’s Day proposal ideas to make the day more special. We have everything you need to propose to the love of your life, from the venue and decoration to special gestures. We have listed 24 fantastic Valentine’s Day proposal ideas that will astound your lover. So, propose to your partner on February 14th and start a beautiful life together. Keep scrolling!

1. Propose To Them In The Middle Of A Crowd

On this day dedicated to love, kneel down when they are least expecting it and make the whole crowd cheer for you as you ask their hand for a lifetime. Be it a theater or a mall, wait for a moment when your partner is distracted. Then, drop down on your knee with a rose and tell them how much you love them. That romantic gesture is sure to take them by surprise and make them fall in love with you all over again.

2. Propose To Them After A Movie

Take your partner out to watch an action movie. While he waits for the after-credits scene, kneel down and propose to them! The dim lighting and empty hall will only add to the romance of the moment. This works fine even if you are in a group because you will have friends to cheer for you.

protip_icon Did You Know?
In Roman mythology, Cupid is noted to be the son of Venus (Goddess of Love) and Mars (God of War), and his Greek equivalent is Eros, i.e., the God of Love, Eros. Although, in Classical Greek art, Eros was painted as a lean man with wings, in the Hellenistic Period, the image turned to that of the chubby boy with wings we know today.

3. Say It With Sweets

If you have a partner with a sweet tooth, surprise them with a heart made of candy that reads, “Will you marry me?” You can strew petals on the floor of the room to make it even more touching and heartwarming. Your partner will surely melt and say yes.

4. The Rose Petal Proposal

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It does not always have to be expensive to tell someone that you love them. Sometimes, something as simple as rose petal spelling the words ‘I love you’ can do wonders. To make it even more romantic, add scented candles that will fill the air with sensuous fragrances.

5. Recreate Your First Date

To make this valentine’s Day special and memorable, recreate your first date to make your partner realize that you still remember the day you met. Make sure you book the same table and food. If possible, get the restaurant to play the same music too! Hide the ring in your partner’s pastry and wait for them to discover it before you drop down on your knees.

6. Go For A Long Drive

There is nothing more special than the time that you spend with each other. This Valentine’s Day, take your SO out on a drive to your favorite location away from the crowd and as them to marry you. Make sure you wait for the beautiful sunset while you take out a flower and propose to them to be yours forever. You can also do this under a starry night sky to make it even more special and amazing. It is the best Valentines Day Proposal.

7. At Your Special Restaurant

Plan a date to the restaurant you have the best memories attached to and write “Will you marry me?” on a napkin. Make sure you have a beautiful candlelight dinner arrangement ready when you ask them to be yours forever to make it even more special.

8. Hide The Ring In An Unexpected Place

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Keep the ring in a drawer where your partner usually keeps their keys. Wait for them to discover the box with the ring, kneel down, and propose to them. Watch their excitement when they unwrap the box and tear up with emotion. Make it even more exciting by recording a video to capture the memory forever. It is the best Valentines Engagement Ideas that you can plan this valentine’s day.

9. Announce It On The Radio

Imagine being a car with your partner, listening to the radio, when the RJ tells on air that you love them. Make sure your partner is listening to the radio when they announce it. Also, call up the radio after the proposal to let the RJ know how it went!

protip_icon Pro Tip
While proposing on the radio, choose a song that holds special meaning for both of you. It could be a song from a significant moment in your relationship, one that brought you together or one that reflects your feelings.

10. Jigsaw Puzzle

This Valentine’s Day, give your cute SO a jigsaw puzzle but keep one of the pieces. Ask them to assemble the puzzle. Write ‘Will you marry me?’ on the last piece and hand it over to your partner when they are almost done with the puzzle. Their eyes will definitely fill up with tears as they accept your proposal.

11. Photo Album

Make an album with pictures of you both from every special moment of your life. On the last page, write “Will you spend the rest of your life with me?”Watch their reaction and don’t forget to click a photo of them so you can preserve the memory forever.

12. A Book With A Secret

On Valentine’s Day, compile a book of all your favorite poems and stories that keep you both connected. At the end of the book, write a poem about how special they are to you and how you want to experience old age with them.

13. The Language Of Love

In a notebook, write “Will you marry me?” in different languages on each page. Begin with the language your darling knows the least, and lead up to their mother tongue. Here are the translations in a few common languages:

Spanish: Te casarías conmigo?

Esperanto: Ĉu vi edziĝus kun mi?

Japanese: Watashito kekkon shite kuremasuka?

Finnish: Haluatko naida minut?

German: Willst du mich heiraten?

Italian: lo Sponsered?

French: Veux-tu m’épouser?

Portuguese: Queres casar comigo?

protip_icon Fun Fact
Around 145 million Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged, making Valentine’s Day the second most popular card-giving holiday, just behind Christmas.

14. Go The Classic Romantic Way

A big box of chocolates with a dozen gorgeous roses always does the trick. If you are thinking of making this Valentine’s Day extra special, propose to your partner the classic way by going down on your knee with a ring. Promise to stay by their side forever. To make it even cuter, add a handwritten card expressing your love along with the chocolates and flowers.

15. Count Down Love

Convey your affection with some creativity. Make a countdown starting from February 4th till 14th with beautiful cue cards and give them to your special person. On the final night, set up a candlelight dinner and hand them the final cue card that reads “Will you marry me?”

16. Snow Proposal

There is something very romantic about cold places that make it snuggly for couples. Take your special one skiing, pretend to stumble, then pull out a ring and ask them to marry you. They will be pleasantly surprised, and this will be the coolest proposal ever.

17. The Big Surprise

Turn the whole room into a romantic den with tea lights, scented candles, fairy lights, photographs, and roses. When your unprepared partner enters the room on Valentine’s Day, let them go round the room before asking them to be yours forever. The beautiful ambiance will surely get you both close and snuggle to start a beautiful life together.

18. Charm Your Partner

Buy them a dashing outfit and ask them out on a romantic date. After dinner, take them out under the stars and ask them to hold your hand forever. They might be taken by surprise and blush at the gesture, but they will surely not be able to reject the proposal.

19. Morning Surprise

Instead of waiting for a romantic dinner, surprise them in the morning by asking them to be yours forever. As surprised as they may be, the whole day will turn special as you spend the rest of Valentine’s Day as a fiancé.

20. Recreate Your First Kiss

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Take them to the place where you first kissed and recreate the scene on Valentine’s Day to propose to them to be your loving spouse forever. The romantic gesture and nostalgia will pave the building way for your happily married life.

21. Arrange A Scavenger Hunt

Organize a romantic scavenger hunt for your SO on Valentine’s Day. You can hide the clues inside your house or all over the city in places that hold special meaning for both of you. You can also make the hints sexy and cute to spice things up and make the special day even more memorable.

22. Ask Them While Doing Chores

There’s nothing more comforting than going about your day-to-day chores with the love of your life. So, bust out your proposal when you both are doing the laundry and turn a regular moment into a magical one. After all, there is nothing more extraordinary than the ordinary.

23. Propose On A Helicopter Ride

Share a truly lovable moment in the skies with the one person you want to be with. A mid-air proposal in a helicopter may be the romantic moment your loved one has been dreaming about. Plan the day in advance, store a surprise bouquet of flowers in the helicopter in advance along with some champagne. Also plan to land in a beautiful meadow or beautiful location to make the day even more special.

24. Rooftop Proposal

What could be more romantic than a fully arranged private rooftop proposal? Just the view makes it magical! Most high-up buildings offer rooftop proposal arrangements. Set up the decorations, flowers, candles, and musicians. Give her the dreamy proposal she has always wanted! Get a photographer to capture the incredible emotions that unfold as she walks up to the rooftop.

Proposing to the love of your life is a memorable experience as nothing could be more romantic than asking your soulmate to be your partner for life! So, make sure to surprise your love with some special gesture during the proposal that they will remember forever. The above proposal ideas may inspire you to start the next chapter in your life. Make sure your partner gets impressed with your proposal. We hope this list of 24 wonderful Valentine’s Day proposal ideas helps you plan your day better.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it romantic to propose on Valentine’s Day?

Yes, Valentine’s Day is one of the most romantic days to propose.

Can a woman propose on Valentine’s Day?

Yes, it is perfectly okay for a woman to propose on Valentine’s Day.

Key Takeaways

  • Dropping down on your knee and proposing them in the crowd may come across as stereotypical, but it is a good idea to emulate on Valentine’s Day.
  • From recreating the first date to going on a long drive, there are numerous proposal ideas to choose from. Pick the one that surprises your partner the most.
  • You can also keep it as simple as handing out a rose to express your love.

Get ready to create unforgettable moments with some romantic Valentine’s Day proposal ideas from the video below. Discover inspiration for crafting your proposal to be one that is truly special and memorable for you and your loved one.

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Ronald Hoang

Ronald HoangRelationship & Family Counselor

Ronald Hoang is a clinical counselor/psychotherapist based in Sydney, Australia, with close to a decade of experience. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in psychology from Macquarie University and a postgraduate degree in counseling from the Australian College of Applied Professions. He has received training in Emotionally Focused Therapy, Post-Milan Systemic Family Therapy, Gottman Method, Play Therapy Dimensions, and Child...read full bio

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