Describe the Perfect Proposal and We'll Guess Your Relationship Status

By: Emily Maggrett
Estimated Completion Time
6 min
Describe the Perfect Proposal and We'll Guess Your Relationship Status
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About This Quiz

A heckin' long time ago, folks used to go on three dates then get engaged one Sunday after church, without much muss or fuss. They cared about marriage but thought it was extra to act like getting engaged was a BFD. But as time went on, it became more normal for couples to have a long courtship process.Β 

According to the American Gem Society, the first diamond engagement ring was invented by Archduke Maximillian of Austria in 1477. After he gave it to his girl, royals all over Europe wanted in on the trend, and by the Victorian Era, even people without much money were wildin' out about engagement rings. Today, it's normal for proposals to be complex AF, involving rings that cost as much as a year's salary, hundred-person flash mobs, hot-air-balloon rides and more.

So, what does your perfect proposal look like? Do you want a big, bougie engagement dinner, or would you be fine with a low-key proposal at home? Should your ring have so much ice it gives you chills, or would you rather have bae save those dollars for a down payment? Tell us what the greatest proposal of all time would look like, and we'll tell you whether you're cuffed or single AF!

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Newlywed couple At what age do you want to be married?
32
26
22
Never

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Proposal on beach How long would you need to be with someone before you felt ready for a proposal?πŸ’
18 months
Six months
Two years
Four years

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Woman proposing to girlfriend If your partner was dragging their feet about asking you to marry them, would you be willing to propose yourself?
Maybe
Bet!
No way. That's thirsty.
Nah. It's #HotGirlSummer, so I don't need a ring yet.

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Talking to parents Should your partner ask your parents' permission before proposing?
Heck no! I'm an adult in 2019.
It's a nice gesture but not necessary.
Yes ... it's old-fashioned but adorable. 🀩
LMFAO. As if my parents have any control over my life.

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Christmas proposal Would you like it if you were proposed to on a #blessed day, such as Christmas or your birthday?
Nah. If I'm getting married, I want our proposal to have its own special anniversary.
Actually, a Christmas or birthday proposal sounds kind of convenient.
I'm that girl, so I want to be proposed to on Valentine's Day! 🌹
I'd love a spooky Halloween proposal. πŸ¦‡

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Engagement selfie In a perfect world, would your proposal to feel very planned or very spontaneous?
Very planned
IDC.
Very spontaneous!
As long as the ring is nice, I'm good.πŸ’Ž

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Engagment ring How much should your partner spend on the ring?
They should spend B I G.
As little as possible (save that money for a down-payment)
I know it's extra, but just get me the ring I want, no matter what it costs!!!!
Two months' salary

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Woman proposing to boyfriend When do you want to be proposed to?
On a picture-perfect summer evening
Honestly? IDGAF.
At dusk, by candlelight πŸŒ‡
On a sunny Sunday morning

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Man hiding ring How would you want to be dressed?
In a dope designer suit
In a fresh lil sundress
In a slayin' red evening gown
In a T-shirt and jeans

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Beach proposal What's the perfect proposal setting?
A four-star restaurant
A city park
A beautiful manor house
The beach

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Man proposing in blazer How would you want your partner to be dressed?
In a tailored-AF suit
In something expensive but casual
In a tux!
In a graphic tee and jeans

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Receiving manicure If you knew in advance that your partner was planning to propose, what kind of manicure would you get?
Pink ombre nails
Classic red nails
Cute pineapple nails with French tips
Lol, I hate manicures.

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Couple with flowers To make you feel romantic, what kind of flowers should your partner bring you?
Orchids
Daisies
Roses
Potted succulents, actually

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Couple eating dinner At your proposal dinner, what would you want to have on the menu? πŸ—
Sushi
Prime rib, baked potatoes, salad
Filet mignon, pommes dauphine, haricots verts
Burgers and fries πŸ”

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Flash mob If your partner included a crazy flash mob in your proposal, how would you feel?
Surprised as heck
Confused
#Blessed
High-key embarrassed

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Placing ring on finger What kind of jewel(s) do you want your engagement ring to feature?
Opals and pearls
Rubies
Big, honkin' diamonds! πŸ’
Sapphires

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Proposal with family Do you want your partner to include your family in the proposal, or no?
Nah. That's not very romantic.
If by "family," you mean our kid(s), then yes.
Yes. That would be big cute!
No. My family is too shady.

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Proposal in meadow To set the scene, what kind of music should be playing in the background? 🎢
Lana Del Ray
Ariana Grande
Meghan Trainor
Billie Eilish

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Couple dancing at club Would you want to go out dancing before or after you were proposed to?
After. Because romance!
IDC, as long as we go dancing BEFORE we eat.
I'd like to go dancing before the proposal. πŸ’ƒ
Ugh, dancing? Quite literally, that idea has me shook.

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Couple sharing cake If your partner hid the ring inside your dessert, would you love it or hate it?🍨
I'd be touched.
I'd think it was kind of clichΓ©, TBH.
I'd love it! What a sweet lil surprise.
Sounds like a great way to chip a tooth!

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Close up of ring Would you prefer an heirloom engagement ring, an antique engagement ring or a new engagement ring?
An antique ring, because they're so pretty!
I'd like an heirloom ring because rings that have been in the family for generations have a special meaning.
Gimme a new ring, fam!
I don't care where the ring comes from. I care about cut, carat and clarity.

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Brunch proposal Ideally, would your partner make a speech during the proposal?
It would be adorbs, but it's not necessary.
Who cares? I'm not hung up on biz like that.
I'd love it if they made a long speech about our πŸ’–.
If I wanted to hear speeches, I'd turn on C-SPAN.

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Proposal close up How would you feel if your partner cried while proposing?
I'd secretly dislike it, but I'd put up with it.
I'd cry too! 😭
I would πŸ’– it. Tears show true emotion.
I'd be salty. We're getting engaged, not dealing with bad news.

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Proposal with friends If other people witnessed the proposal, would it make you more likely to say yes?
Haha, probably.
Hard to say. I hope I wouldn't let the crowd influence me.
Of course not! I'd say yes because of the πŸ’— burning in my heart.
Yeah, I might feel too embarrassed to turn my partner down publicly.

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Dog helping with proposal Let's say your partner attached the ring to your dog or cat. πŸ• Would this touch your heart or just make you nervous?
My dude, it's 100% certain that my dog would swallow the ring. So yeah, I'd be nervous!
I'd be fine with it as long as they didn't let the pet go outside.
I'd be happy that they were including my pet in the proceedings.
Are you kidding me? What a risky thing to do with fine jewelry.

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Man taping proposal If your partner wanted to make a video of the proposal, would you say yes? πŸŽ₯
IDK!
Oof. Only if I knew my mom or grandparents would want to see it.
Yessss! That way, we'd be able to savor our engagement forever.
Ew, no. Some things should remain private and undocumented.

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Man on knee proposing Here's an important one: Should the person proposing get down on one knee?
Well, that's how I always visualized it happening. So ...
Not if they have knee problems, my dude.
It's a time-honored tradition!
Nah, that's outdated.

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Diamond ring Would you insist on your engagement ring featuring conflict-free diamonds, or would just about any diamonds do?
Oof! I'd want conflict-free diamonds, ofc.
Diamonds are so controversial. I'd rather have a different gem, like a pearl.
Honestly, I'm fine with whatever looks good. #facts
To avoid this dilemma, I'd ask for a man-made diamond. Then I could get a pink one! πŸ’—

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Selfie with the ring After you said yes, how long would you guys wait to take a "She/He/They said yes" selfie?
An hour
The next day
Five minutes
Forever. (I hate that hashtag!)

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Couple snuggling What would you do AFTER the proposal?
Spend the night in a luxe hotel
Go home and snuggle
Make love under the stars
Eat dessert πŸ˜‹

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