Can I Propose to My Boyfriend?

Etiquette, Proposals
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What should you do if you don't like your engagement ring? How long is too long for an engagement? Our experts have all the answers to your burning engagement-etiquette questions.

Can I propose to my boyfriend?

Of course you can! You can make your proposal of marriage to him as traditional or as fun and informal as you want. And don't be afraid to get down on one knee either. While we're not suggesting you buy him a diamond ring, you could buy him another accessory he can wear every day—a watch, necklace, bracelet, or another style ring. Some brides-to-be who decide to propose to their boyfriends have bought themselves an engagement ring, and when the groom-to-be says yes she asks him to slip it onto her ring finger.

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