Gayle Anderson was live in Riverside for Day #4 of a week of surprise proposals leading up to Valentine’s Day courtesy Robbins Brothers, Paparazzi Proposals, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse, and Chuao Chocolatier. Today, a young man SURPRISED his girlfriend with a proposal of marriage at the Molinos Coffee in Riverside.
Are you still wondering whether it’s time to get engaged? Guest blogger and Marketing Assistant, Mark Estrada of Robbins Brothers offers the following “5 Questions to Ask Yourself When Thinking of Proposing to Your Girlfriend,” to help you make that decision.
- How long have you been dating?
While there is no established timeframe on how short or long people need to date to get engaged, it’s probably a good idea to take your time before diving in since marriage is a lifelong commitment. Without a definite “it’s marriage time” moment, Mark suggests giving yourself a full year together before you decide to take a knee. A year gives you the opportunity to understand your partner’s ups and downs, how they react to a bad day at work, how they celebrate holidays, how they solve problems and how best to communicate with them.
- How’s the wallet?
Money isn’t everything, but it allows the two of you to have freedom to grow in your relationship without needing help from others. If you haven’t already, discuss your financial history and future together. Talk about your spending and saving habits, any long term goals, joint accounts, saving for a house or kids. This will help minimize uncertainty for both of you.
- Are you her #1 confidant?
Regardless of if she is happy, sad or indifferent, does she want to come to you first to share how she feels? If you are the first person she runs to with anything that is on her mind, you can believe she considers you as her rock. You should be the person she trusts the most and she should be the same for you.
- Have you discussed marriage?
Marriage is an eventuality for many, but is still incredibly special and at some point you may have discussed the possibility. What is her opinion of marriage and what is her view of marriage for herself? Will you adopt traditional gender roles or a more modern view? Getting to know her view of marriage will help you understand her expectations for the future.
- Do you party more together than with your single friends?
The Vegas club hopping has started to get old and you are noticing a change in the preferred activities the two of you attend. Are you making the transition from lone wolf to igloo dwelling penguins? How does she feel about spending more time with you than her girls? How do you feel about spending most of your free time together? What balance do you strive for? How much freedom do you allow each other? Discussing these questions will help manage the relationship changes among each other and your friends.
Once again there is no way to be 100% sure of her answer, but asking these questions will help you assess the relationship for who you are now, who you hope to become, and what role you’re expected to play. Now that all of that is out in the open, do you love her? Does she love you? If the answer is yes, then it’s a good time to snap, crackle, and pop the question.
Need an engagement ring? Robbins Brothers is offering special financing promotions until February 14, 2015 so that you can get that engagement ring for your beloved. Buy an engagement ring with no down payment and enjoy no interest for 24 months. Interest will be charged to your account from the purchase date if the purchase balance is not paid in full within 24 months. Monthly minimum payments are required. Alternately, you can opt for the 60 month offer with a 9.99% APR until paid in full. Fixed monthly payments are required for 60 months. There is no prepayment penalty, so you can save if you pay off early. Credit approval is necessary. Visit their website for more information.
In honor of Valentine’s Day, Robbins Brothers and Paparazzi Proposals have teamed up to offer EXCLUSIVE pricing on their proposal packages that allow you to get amazing photos of your once-in-a-lifetime moment. Robbins Brothers’ customers can save $200 on any Paparazzi Proposals package.
Looking to go out to dinner on Valentine’s Day? Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar is offering a special three-course dinner for Valentine’s Day. You can look at the menu and make reservations by clicking HERE. For locations near you, visit their website.
About Robbins Brothers- The Engagement Ring Store: With 14 locations in Southern California, as well as locations in Texas and Washington, Robbins Brothers - “The Engagement Ring Store”, offers affordable diamond engagement rings with the widest selection of modern, classic and vintage engagement rings and ring settings that are right for you. To find a location near you, visit their website.
Abour Paparazzi Proposals: With photographers in every city across America, Paparazzi Proposals is ready to help you plan and secretly photograph your dream proposal. Contact Paparazzi Proposals for a free brainstorming session of ideas and locations by visiting their website.
About Flemings’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar: Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar gives patrons the opportunity to enjoy unrivaled hospitality, explore a carefully curated wine list and experience expertly crafted steak made to order at any of its locations throughout the United States.To find a location near you, visit their website.
About Chuao Chocolatier: Chuao Chocolatier (pronounced chew-WOW) is the first Venezuelan Chocolatier based in the United States and Southern California’s premier artisan chocolatier. Founded in 2002 by Master Chef Michael Antonorsi and his brother Richard Antonorsi - the company's Chairman of the Board; Chuao Chocolatier is pioneering “fusion chocolate” through a commitment to creating unusual, unexpected and delicious flavors using their secret blend of premium chocolate and fresh natural ingredients. Chuao Chocolatier chocolate confections are available around the United States at fine specialty retailers including Whole Foods Market, Dean and Deluca, and Crate & Barrel, as well as fine restaurants & hotels including Omni Hotels nationwide, La Costa Resort & Spa, Coupa Cafe, and Hard Rock Hotel. Southern California residents can purchase Chuau Chocaltier confections at any of three boutiques in the San Diego area. For more information, visit their website.
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