Cupid's Pulse Article: Leighton Meester and Adam Brody Are Engaged!Cupid's Pulse Article: Leighton Meester and Adam Brody Are Engaged!

By Brittany Stubbs

Cue the wedding bells, Leighton Meester and Adam Brody are engaged to be married, a source confirmed to UsMagazine.com. After less than a year of dating, Wonderwall was first to announce the unexpected wedding news for this private couple. Although the Gossip Girl and O.C. star have rarely commented on their relationship in the past, they have been spotted together at a handful of low-key appearances around Hollywood this year. These lovebirds not only have plans for the chapel, but will be working together in the upcoming comedy Life Partners.

What are some ways to make your proposal a surprise?

Cupid’s Advice:

There is nothing more exciting than the moment you decide to spend the rest of your life with someone. Making the moment a surprise instead of something she’s expected and been building up will make it all the more special!

1. Don’t drop any hints: Avoid mentioning things that might arouse her suspicions. Talking about the big night or romantic weekend you’ve been planning for the two of you is just building her expectations. Also, stay clear of comments like “when we’re married” or “hold off on deciding if you should renew your lease” is just obvious.

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2. Tell as few people as possible: Despite how loyal your family and friends may be, it’s hard to keep such exciting news in. This is especially true when it comes to her friends. Girlfriends tell each other everything; even if they’re not sharing the news, it’s usually easy to tell when one of them has something on their mind. So unless her friends are actually involved in details of the proposal, let her be as surprised as your girlfriend.

Related: Leighton Meester Hopes to Find True Love Someday

3. Avoid the cliches: Romantic getaways, five star restaurants, and big Valentine’s Day plans are fabulous, but they’re usually a giveaway that something big is about to come. Surprise her by taking her somewhere unexpected. Maybe you tell her you’re just having to run a quick errand while the two of you are on your way home. Maybe you just surprise her at work to see if she wants to grab lunch and instead, take her to whatever you have planned. Think out of the box and get creative!

What are ways you think to make your proposal a surprise? Share your thoughts below.