Asking A Father's Permission: Romantic or Chauvinist?

Before my ex-husband proposed to me, he met with my mother for dinner to disclose our intentions and ask for my family's blessing. Not too long in the past, this kind of meeting had a very specific purpose -- and not one that I look back on with any sort of nostalgia. Back then, it was not a blessing that was asked of the future bride's family, but permission and it wasn't so much a gesture as it was a negotiation. ...more
Well, if it's important to the bride - just do it. But otherwise... I think it's rather ...more

Dear Dr. Romance: Should I say yes to him?

Dear Dr. Romance: ...more

Dr. Romance Video: How to Propose Marriage

To view the video, click here.OK, guys, you're (gulp) ready to pop the big question.  But you've seen those videos of lavish proposals that went wrong.  How do you ask her in a way that's got an excellent chance of getting a happy "yes!" in response?  "Dr. Romance" shows you how to set yourself up for success and a lifetime of happiness....more

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Did you have the cutest proposal ever? The funniest proposal? Or have the best  idea for how to propose?...more

A Library Proposal

At ten to five a rather intriguing package arrived on my desk. Being one who is rather more predisposed to seeking out the curious than meeting deadlines, I set aside my work for a moment to peruse the item. It was a small envelope with the feathery tactility of handmade paper, and decorated with the monogram "J". Inside was a handwritten note... ...more
It is perfect. What a sweet treat.more

We're (reluctantly) Engaged!

Our engagement was a bit of an uncomfortable situation. We'd hardly been dating a year and, having just gotten out of the *worst*relationship*ever*, (with this loser, if you're wondering) I was barely keen on dating Sexy Nerd. One weekend, he checked us into a local hotel for a "romantic surprise". Ummm...yeah. ...more

Not At All Wordless Wednesday! (Engagement entry!)

Ignore my gross hand, ya'll. Focus on the ring!...more

Proposing to Him: Is it Wrong?

In an era where women live with boyfriends for months, sometimes years before marriage, where men serve as nannies and stay-at-home husbands, why do we demand the traditional gesture  when we’re hardly living the traditional husband/wife lifestyle? ...more