1. Have You Discussed Marriage Before?
This goes for a man or woman – make sure you’ve actually discussed marriage before you propose. The reason most people are nervous before they propose is because there is the slight chance that the other person will say “no.” Fear of rejection isn’t gender specific, so make sure the man you’re proposing to has actually expressed interest in getting married one day, and specifically…to you. If you’ve discussed the future…and he sees you in it, then chances are he’s responsive to marriage. He may have even hinted at proposing to you one day. If this is the case, you can sit around and wait for him to do it. But what fun is that? Do it yourself armed with confidence knowing he’d be a lucky man to have you as his wife…and of course he’ll say yes!