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?

Cupid’s Advice:

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.