Cupid's Pulse Article: Real Housewives Star Gretchen Rossi Proposes to Slade SmileyCupid's Pulse Article: Real Housewives Star Gretchen Rossi Proposes to Slade Smiley

By Meghan Fitzgerald

People confirms that Real Housewives star Gretchen Rossi recently proposed to longtime boyfriend, Slade Smiley, and he said “yes.” Her marriage proposal to her mate will be televised on Bravo. “I’ve never been so overwhelmed with just sheer joy and happiness!” Rossi tells Life & StyleA source said, “Gretchen always does everything out of the box, so no one is too surprised she was the one who proposed. She really wants kids with Slade, so that was a big motivator.”

What are some unique ways a woman can propose to a man?

Cupid’s Advice:

Even though it is not as common for a woman to propose to a man, there are still numerous ways to carry it out. Let your creativity flow and think about your mate when you have the proposal in mind. Cupid has some tips:

1. Take it back: When proposing to your beau, keep in mind all of the times you’ve had together. Travel back in time to your first date, your third anniversary, or your first Christmas dinner together. Make it memorable by sharing emotions, feelings and events you have attended together. This is a laid back and creative way to show your partner how much you love them.

2. Stand tall: You are proposing to your man, so this is not the norm and this whole event is unique. When asking your partner to marry you, remain confident. Don’t back down, and do not stray away from what you want to do. Stand tall.

3. Don’t rush: When preparing to propose to your man, do not rush it. It is essential that you plan out the proposal just the way he would like. If he is more low key and mellow, plan something personal. If he enjoys extravagant parties and surprises, put your back into it and plan the proposal to the ground. It doesn’t have to be perfect, but it does have to be heartfelt.

Have you proposed to a man before? Share your experience below.