Courtney Robertson’s fake wedding vows on The Bachelor¬†may have been sweet music to Ben Flajnik’s ears but it seemed to be a bit too familiar to Sex and the City¬†aficionados. ¬†Complete with a stand-in officiant, Robertson¬†set up a mock wedding in a local park of her hometown of Scottsdale, Arizona during her hometown date. ¬†While wheedling Flajnik into writing original vows,¬†the model repeated the same vows as the¬†Sex and the City¬†character Carrie Bradshaw, played by Sarah Jessica Parker. ¬†“I’m looking for love. ¬†Real, passionate, can’t-live-without-each-other-love. ¬†When I look at you from across the room, I know that the key to your happiness is the key to mine. ¬†Ben, I want to love you and treat you right. ¬†Every day and every night,” Robertson told him. ¬†“I hope you know I’m 100% ready for marriage and so happy I found you. ¬†I want you to know that I’m in love with you.”
Forget the mock ceremony, let’s begin with whether or not a woman should propose to a man?
Beyonce¬†may have said it best in Single Ladies:¬†“If you like it then you should have put a ring on it…” ¬†But what happens if your partner doesn’t put a ring on it when you feel the relationship is ready? ¬†Women are going after what they want nowadays- and love is no exception. ¬†While it’s up to you to decide if you want to pop the question to your partner, Cupid has some advice to help you make the decision.
1. ¬†Go after what you want: ¬†Being an independent woman, isn’t a task- it’s a lifestyle. ¬†Instead of waiting for your Prince Charming to plan the perfect proposal, show him how you want it done by doing it yourself.
2. ¬†Be non-traditional: ¬†Sure, a man is supposed to ask for his woman’s hand in marriage, but that doesn’t have to be the case in every situation. ¬†Make your engagement story unique.
3. ¬†If you really love him:¬†¬†If you’re ready for the next step in your relationship but your partner hasn’t necessarily approached you about it, take the initiative to do so yourself. ¬†Talk to him about marriage and make sure you’re both on the same page and plan from there.
Do you think a woman should propose to a man? ¬†Share your comments below.