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4 Things Every Man Should Know Before Getting Down on One Knee


If you’re planning of asking your girlfriend’s hand in marriage soon, there are a few things you should think through first. You don’t want to just dive right in and come unprepared. For a life event as major as this, you want everything to be in place and do everything to make sure she gives you her sweetest ‘Yes.’ Keep in mind these important things before popping the question.

  1. Make Sure She’ll Say Yes

Before you even start searching for a ring, make sure first that she’s going to say yes to your proposal. You can gauge this by listening to her answers whenever you talk about your future. Has she ever mentioned she’s doesn’t want to get married yet? Or on the other hand, does she constantly ask when are you going to get married or will you ever marry her? If the latter, then that’s a crystal clear sign she’ll say yes.

  1. Consider Her Parents

Even though asking the parents’ blessing is more of a tradition than common practice, the parents of the bride will appreciate a little hint that you’re going to propose to their daughter anytime soon. It’s always good to consider her parents while still planning for the proposal. But then again, every man should know that from the moment you meet the parents of your significant other, it’s all about impressing them all the time. And the ‘impressive’ factor should carry on until you’ve decided to pop the question.

  1. Find the Right Ring

Now that you get a positive feeling about asking your beloved’s hand in marriage, it’s time to find the perfect ring. The main things you need to be aware of when on the hunt are the cut, clarity, colour and carat. What you should do is to find the right ring for her and the affordable one for you. To give you an idea, the most popular engagement ring is the brilliant round cut, but there are also many different styles and cuts out there to choose from.

  1. Be Creative

Everybody is going to ask (both you and her) how you popped the question, so you’d want to make sure that it’s going to be a story worth telling. You want your soon-to-be-fiance to feel giddy when talking about your proposal to people and you can do this by proposing in a unique and special way. However, that doesn’t mean your proposal should be spectacle and expensive. In fact, many brides today prefer an intimate and private proposal than a lavish and public-displayed one.

Overall, make that very special day to be about her. You want everything to go smoothly and make sure that it’s going to be a memorable day for the both of you. Also, no matter how prepared you are, it’s normal to feel nervous. But once she says yes, it will all be worth it.

How to Choose a Boyfriend

There are more women than men in Singapore but the fact that there are still a lot of single loveless women mean there’s a lot to do with their love life – or the lack of it, for that matter. Women are considered to be smart in a lot of things, even smarter than men. But most often, their pitfall is in the area of love. It is even said that the smarter the woman, the more stupid she is in love. This doesn’t have to be the case. We’re living in a modern world where women stand shoulder to shoulder with men, so women ought to be smarter than previously assumed.

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When it comes to choosing a boyfriend, here are some practical tips women should look for if they want to have a happy stress-free relationship:

Choose a guy that doesn’t have any record of womanizing

Unless you want to have a lot of drama in your relationship, make sure that your potential boyfriend does not have any record of womanizing or relationships that overlapped – you get the picture. It doesn’t even matter what story he tells you on this scenarios. It’s as simple as black and white. Men who have had record are most likely to repeat the same mistakes.

Choose a guy that treats the female members in his family with respect

It all boils down to family relationships, too. Is he loving and respectful to his mom and sister? What do his mom and sister say about him? This is important to know early on because most guys as they say are only putting on their best foot forward during the early stages of dating. How he treats his female family members will be the same way he’ll treat you in the long run.

Choose a guy that doesn’t have any vices

This may be something some women are willing to put up with, especially if they have vices themselves. But one of the great things about men that don’t have vices is that they’re not easily susceptible to addiction. That means they have stronger self discipline and self control. Now that’s what macho is all about. This early you’ll already be confident that there won’t be any issues coming your way such as gambling, smoking, or drinking.

Choose a guy whom you can be friends with

If you’re thinking of taking this relationship to a more serious kind where you build families together and grow old together, you have to be practical and realistic that it won’t be a romantic ride for most of the time. A long relationship would require you and your partner to be friends more than lovers or maybe as partners working together for a common goal instead of just making babies together.

Choose a guy who knows how to handle his money

If you can’t handle your finances well and this guy doesn’t know either, you’re better off apart. You two are just a recipe for disaster. Find a guy that will complement you, show you how to save, and teach you the real value of money. Your partner should lead you to a brighter path and not to a path of financial ruin.




5 Subtle Ways She’s Definitely Into You


Men are classically bad at recognizing hints from women; and since women are more socially ‘in tune’, they wonder why it’s so difficult for men to detect what seem to be obvious signs for them.  So, to hone your figuring-out-whether-she’s-into-me skills, here are the subtle signs from her that you absolutely need to watch out for.


  1. She Asks You Questions

A woman who’s just not into you won’t bother asking you what you’re drinking when you approach her at the bar or inquire about your favourite song by the performer when you meet her at a concert. Why? Simply because she doesn’t care. However, if the questions you ask her are answered and she asks you back with questions of her own, you’re making a good impression.

  1. She Ends the Awkward Silence

While some people find silence as a chance to intensify the mood, many feel incredibly uncomfortable when everything goes silent. So, here’s a little trick, the next time an awkward silence creeps in, don’t say anything. If she doesn’t make an effort to kill the awkwardness, then let it be your last date. If she tries to start a new conversation, then that’s a good sign. She’s making the effort!

  1. She Blushes

While women can alter other signs of interest so as not to appear too easy, there are physiological signs that can’t easily be disguised. According to experts, a woman’s face, neck, and upper chest turn reddish when flirting or sexually aroused. So, if the woman you’re dating blushes in the right places, you’re definitely on track.


  1. She Stays In Contact

If she’s interested in you, she will make herself available, even if just by email or text. Likewise, if she’ll be gone for days, she will touch base with you to let you know where she’s going, when she will be coming back, or when and how she can be reached. If you she does not provide this information to everyone, even better—it simply means you are special for her.

  1. She Sends Her Friends to Check You Out

Women are excellent detectives. And when they want to get to know someone better, they often seek help from their friends to gather information about you. Even if the friends aren’t asked to investigate, if she’s been talking about you to her friends, they might be curious enough to do some research on their own. So, pay attention to how her friends treat you—if they start adding you on Facebook, following you on Instagram and other social networks you’re in, chances are the girl friends are gathering intel.