So be smart about it, and if you truly love her and love yourself, line things up beforehand to avoid a rancorous split should things go sour.
So here are some guidelines: 1) Do not propose if you’re deeply in love. Then it’s also not a good idea to propose if you’re in love with someone. And, judging from the 50% divorce rates in this country, it’s not a very good reason to do so. Because the most reliable aspect of falling in love is that . And being in love is very much a state of acute intoxication.
Don’t build it on the flimsy leaves of infatuation. Dude — you have no idea who you’re marrying until you marry her.
2) Get a prenuptial agreement — especially if you’re rich. It’s like trying to practice swimming on dry land: no amount of preparation does you any good until you take the plunge.
Does the most sage dating Guru of gurus have advice for how my friend might propose marriage? Y’know, it’s been a while since I last had a proper camel sacrifice. A little messy, granted, but there’s really nothing quite like broiled Bactrian hump. I’m just here to help give you the problem — err, I mean relationship.
We will be most grateful, even willing to sacrifice a camel or two in your honor. Basically, you’re pledging to tie yourself to another person forever. Generally speaking, I do my best not to dispense advice too far beyond the courtship phase.