Cupid's Pulse Article: ‘Bachelorette’ Alum Emily Maynard is Engaged to Tyler JohnsonCupid's Pulse Article: ‘Bachelorette’ Alum Emily Maynard is Engaged to Tyler Johnson

By Brittany Stubbs

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again! This expression seems to be the mindset to getting married for Emily Maynard, who got engaged to her boyfriend Tyler Johnson on Jan. 4th. Although the reality TV star has previously been engaged to the late Ricky Hendrick, Bachelor Brad Womack, and Bachelorette winner Jef Holm, she believes she’s finally found the one. “We’re really excited!!” Maynard tells, explaining how her husband-to-be included her daughter, Ricki, in the proposal. “He proposed to me at home and gave both Ricki and me rings. It was so sweet! Ricki loves him more than she likes me!”

What are some compelling reasons to pop the question at home?

Cupid’s Advice:

You don’t need a five-star restaurant, horse and carriage, or private beach to create a magical proposal. Sure, those options are nice, but there are advantages to having the special moment right in your home:

1. Privacy: Getting engaged is be both special and intimate. Where better to experience a moment like this than the privacy of your own home? This allows you to react and celebrate however you want, without worrying about disturbing or being watched by people around you.

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2. Surprise factor: If you’re hoping to surprise your partner when you propose, do it where she least expects it: at home. Women are always suspecting when you make plans for fancy dinners or weekend getaways, so this will catch her off guard and make the moment all the more exciting!

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3. More freedom: Maybe you want to decorate the entire room with flowers, have the ring box tied to her dog’s collar, or play her a special song before you get down on one knee. Being in the privacy of your own home allows you the freedom to do the kind of proposal you might not be able to in a restaurant or public place.

What are advantages to getting engaged in your own home? Share your thoughts below.