Kate Hudson, America’s favorite blonde beauty, announced her engagement Wednesday to Matthew Ballamy on the Today show.  After Matt Lauer noticed her ring, the actress proclaimed, “I’m engaged!  It just happened a week ago.  I’m so glad you noticed.  I haven’t really announced it. … I was waiting for someone to notice.”  According to People, she would not reveal any more about the engagement … only that it was very romantic.

Does it take the intimacy out of your proposal story if you share it?

Cupid’s Advice:

Though secret proposals and/or marriages may seem romantic, most people who go that route find it difficult to keep something so joyous a secret.  It’s not a matter of intimacy; it’s a matter of practicality:

1. Give me a ring: Even if you choose not to share your engagement with friends and family, the ring is a dead giveaway.

2. Share the love: You may agree to keep your engagement a secret, but one of you is bound to crack.

3. Eloping: It ends up being more of a surprise than secret.

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