I am a humanist. I believe in equality for all humans. Yet I still see so many inequalities in male female relationship roles, and I think a lot of them have been created by Rachel McAdams.
I’m not suggesting we all boycott Rachel McAdams’ movies, and I’m certainly not having a dig at her. I love her – in fact I think I love every Rachel McAdams’ movie ever. But the girl waiting around for her prince to show up and be perfect is just not reality.
And so, since it’s all on our guy to plan and execute the perfect proposal, why not create a little proposal payback for your guy? I did.
There are many examples of chicks popping the question. For example, I am pretty sure Pink proposed to Carey Hart (I’m not sure if he re-proposed to her after their brief separation though). And I am pretty sure that on February 29th every four years (that leap year) it’s encouraged that a girl will get down on one knee.
Growing up watching Disney movies (and Rachael McAdams), it’s difficult not to have huge expectations when it comes to proposals. And everyone wants to know two things as soon as they hear the news.
Firstly, how big the rock is, and secondly, how he did it. Unless it plays out like a Shonda Rhymes masterpiece – and gets well over two hundred likes on Facebook alone – you would think somehow you had failed at being proposed to.
Who’s to say that your bloke doesn’t want a day to remember that’s all about him and not just the four C’s? (Or is it five – I’m not even sure?) Guys want all the feels too. He wants to feel all smushy inside and get giddy thinking about how totally special he is – he just says it in a different way to us chicks. Everyone should have that moment. See, humanist!
To counter this societal pressure placed on our lads, I’ve come up what I like to call Proposal Payback. After all, who says (other than Disney) that it’s just us chicks that want the romance? I planned a night where (hopefully) I would make him smile as much as I did when he popped the question. And to answer the two (according to society) most important questions: