Cupid's Pulse Article: Bret Michaels Proposes to Girlfriend of 16 Years on TVCupid's Pulse Article: Bret Michaels Proposes to Girlfriend of 16 Years on TV

Bret Michaels has finally found his rock of love.  According to People, after dating on and off for 16 years, Michaels proposed to girlfriend, Kristi Gibson on the finale of his VH1 reality show, Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It — and she said yes!  With two daughters, Raine, 10, and Jorja, 5, and Michael’s brain hemorrhage in April, the happy couple have faced years by each other’s sides.  While proposing, Bret Michaels declared, “I love you, and you’ve been unbelievably a big part of my life…I know we love and respect each other, and I hope that we can find that inner love that we have forever.”

What are creative ways to propose for everyone to see?

Cupid’s Advice:

Getting creative with a proposal is a bit tricky.  Bret Michaels put it best when he said, “Please say yes, or the rejection will kill me right now.”  Cupid has some ideas to make it a public affair:

1. On a dinner cruise: Get all your friends together for a dinner cruise on the closest river or lake that provides them.  Splurge for a round of champagne, and pop the question for all of your friends to see.

2. Family affair: Throwing a summer barbecue or a holiday bash can be a great opportunity to propose.  With family and friends in attendance, surprise your loved one by getting down on one knee in what will surely be a party remembered by all.

3. The cheese factor: Yes, this is your time to shine — but who says you can’t borrow a move from the classics?  Act out a scene from your beloved favorite romantic comedy, such as Love Actually and Stepmom.  Involve those close to you to play the extra parts.