Popping the question sounds simple enough: Get the ring; make a plan; ask the question; celebrate. Right? Wrong!
There is an overwhelming number of ways to propose, and most of the time, it includes careful planning and consideration. But proposing doesn't have to be stressful.
If you're struggling to nail down your proposal plan, why not make it super personal by taking into account your intended's zodiac sign?
Here's how you should propose, based on your partner's zodiac sign.
Aries (March 21–April 20)
Aries are strong-willed, so you might have a bit of a hard time getting them to cooperate with a plan that's too detailed or extensive. Instead, keep it simple. Make your proposal extra special by weaving it into a part of your daily routine: morning coffee, weekly date night, etc. By sticking with your routine, you won't run the risk of them exerting their will and saying no to something out of the ordinary.
Taurus (April 21–May 20)
Stubborn and practical, Taurus won't be a fan of anything too flashy or showy, so keep it toned down a bit and ditch the jumbotron plans. Instead, keep them in their comfort zones while catching them off-guard. Just be sure not to break the bank. Tauruses are fiscally responsible enough to prefer you not blow your budget while still planning a nice proposal.
Gemini (May 21–June 20)
Geminis love social interactions, so chances are they'll immediately want to share the news with their nearest and dearest (after saying yes, of course). Plan a great dinner, pop the question at dessert, and take them for drinks afterward where your family and friends await to celebrate all night long!
Cancer (June 21–July 22)
Emotionally unpredictable at times, make sure you feel out your Cancer prior to the big proposal. If they're having a day, try to find ways to distract them or cheer them up first so as to not put a damper on the occasion. Cancers are proud homebodies, so incorporate their favorite place into your plan. Catch them off-guard as they get home from work, and pull out all the romantic stops—rose petals, champagne, the whole nine yards!
Leo (July 23–August 22)
High-energy and passionate, Leos love to feel wanted and appreciated. Put pen to paper and write your thoughts and wishes for them, adding an extra personal touch that can be cherished for years to come. They won't mind the attention of a semiprivate proposal either, so a small restaurant or a public park is the perfect setting.
Virgo (August 23–September 22)
Down to earth, a bit reserved, and not a fan of flashy displays of affection, Virgos also are known to be perfectionists, so chances are you have an idea (or direct orders) for how it should go down. In the off chance you don't, you can't go wrong with enlisting the help of their best friends to act as decoys to pull off an unexpected surprise at their favorite bar or restaurant. It will mean the world to your partner that you used their loved one for help to make it extra personal.
Libra (September 23–October 22)
Libras just love love and are uberromantic. They've probably fantasized about this moment for a long time—no pressure. Whisk them away for a romantic weekend with no distractions. A couple's massage, a fancy dinner, good wine, and plenty of alone time makes for the perfect proposal for them...wink wink.
Scorpio (October 23–November 21)
Scorpios love adventure and are quite active, so embrace your wild side and think out of the box. Propose during a hike, surprise them at the finish line of a race, or have their spin instructor in on the plan. Alternatively, take an unexpected road trip where they don't know the destination, and make it extra memorable when you stop for gas or snacks.
Sagittarius (November 22–December 21)
Sags are enthusiastic risk-takers who like a bit of friendly competition. Challenge them to a physical contest like one-on-one basketball or a race, or plan a fun yet competitive board game night that includes their friends or family. Win or lose, they'll still come out on top—with a new fiancé!
Capricorn (December 22–January 19)
Perfectionists like Caps might be hard to please. But don't worry, they're sure to love a surprise proposal as much as they would a trip to the jewelry store where you can pick out a ring together. Whatever you do, don't forget to get down on one knee; Caps are suckers for tradition.
Aquarius (January 20–February 18)
The free-spirited Aquarius thinks outside the box, and their easygoing and casual nature will give you great freedoms in planning your proposal. A break in the monotony of their daily routine won't raise any suspicions, in fact, it will be welcomed. Consider planning a day of hooky à la Ferris Bueller. Allow them to feel free and like a kid again, and then put a ring on it.
Pisces (February 19–March 20)
Pisces (a water sign) are sure to love any proposal that includes seaside elements. A walk on the beach, a sunset sail, or even an aquarium proposal will feel special to them. Known for their affection, just be sure to have some privacy later, so they can properly share their emotions as they process the event.