Cupid's Pulse Article: Racing Stars Graham Rahal and Courtney Force are EngagedCupid's Pulse Article: Racing Stars Graham Rahal and Courtney Force are Engaged

By Sarah Batcheller

Yesterday, confirmed that Verizon IndyCar series driver Graham Rahal and NHRA driver Courtney Force, who have been together since late 2013, got engaged on November 27th of this year. Rahal proposed to the “lady of his dreams,” as he called her on Twitter, while on vacation in Venice, Italy. The couple is commonly known as “racing’s power couple,” and both took to social media following the engagement to express how happy they were to spend the rest of their lives together.

What are some ways to incorporate a common interest in your engagement proposal?

Cupid’s Advice:

A way to make your special day creative is to incorporate a common interest that you and your loved one shares into your engagement proposal. Cupid has some tips:

1. Pick a destination: Choose to propose at a vacation spot you both love or somewhere that is known for something you both love. For example, if you’re both “foodies,” go to New Orleans,  or if you both love music and films, go to Los Angeles.

Related Link: 5 Celebrity Women Who Proposed to Their Partners

2. Choose an event: Chances are, if you share common interests, you frequently attend each others’ piano recitals, gallery viewings, or lacrosse games. So pick one of those occasions (most likely one of theirs) to pop the big question.

Related Link: Watch the Winners of the Propose Perfectly Video Contest!

3. Invite people who also share your interests: We’ve all seen the tear-jerking proposal videos that have gone viral, and most of the time there is a large group of friends and family involved in the surprise. Make it an occasion to remember by inviting the people closest to you to be present for the moment.

How did you incorporate your interests into your proposal? Tell us about it in the comments below!