Model and actress, Elizabeth Hurley, who has most recently appeared in Gossip Girl, is now happily engaged to Australian cricket player, Shane Warne.  After dating for 10 months, according to UsMagazine.com, Warne proposed to Hurley with a huge sapphire ring at the Old Course Hotel in Scotland Friday during a romantic dinner at the hotel’s Road Hole Restaurant.

Is it important to get down on one knee when you propose?

Cupid’s Advice:

Every engagement should be as unique as the people forming a union.  Therefore, there’s no exact formula to the perfect engagement.  Here are some non-traditional ways to propose that don’t involve getting down on one knee:

1. While skydiving: For some extreme couples, it might be more meaningful to pop the question mid-air directly after jumping out of a plane together.

2. Spur of the moment: Spontaneous acts can be very romantic.  Try proposing to your partner while walking by a jewelry store and allow them to pick out the perfect ring right then and there.

3. During dessert: It has becoming very common to propose by making arrangements with the restaurant in advance to bring out a ring with your partner’s dessert.  It’s sweet and romantic, but isn’t too overly traditional.

Would you be upset if your partner didn’t get down on one knee to propose? Share your thoughts below.