But not Josh Schmitz.
Josh Schmitz, 29, was convinced he was going to propose to his girlfriend 365 times before she even knew about it, let alone say yes. So he did.
In a proposal that seamlessly puts to shame almost every other proposal and every other romantic, thoughtful effort, Schmitz filmed himself proposing to his long-term love Danielle Roesch every day for a year in their home town of Chicago.
In a 21 minute video he made for his future fiance, Schmitz used an unassuming whiteboard to do the talking, writing messages of love and popping the question on every day of the year, regardless of where he was or what he was doing.
According to WGNtv.com, Schmitz was inspired by little notes the duo left each other throughout the day when their working hours weren't compatible and they didn't get much time to catch up with each other's news.
"Hey Danielle, well you're probably wondering what the heck is going on and why everyone else seems to have an idea and you're left out," he began the video.