On Valentine’s Day we are all a little emotionally charged. It is the day of love, and anyone in a relationship joins in. It is the perfect day to show our sweetheart that we love her.
It’s sweet seeing a man in a flower shop, trying to decide whether to buy a single rose or a bouquet of roses. It’s sweet seeing him in the card store, agonising over which card to pick.
Sweet turns to sappy when he considered proposing marriage on Valentine’s Day of all days. If marriage is on his mind, someone should tell him to better to wait an extra day, think it over for another twenty four hours.
Jewelry stores play on the sappy element of Valentine’s Day. In their display windows are pictures of couples in love, or portraits of elaborate weddings. The couple will gaze adoringly in each other’s eyes, the woman proudly displaying the ring on her third finger.
The guy on the other site of the display window will start thinking of his girlfriend. If he gave her an engagement ring, she would smile adoringly at him. So why not buy the engagement ring? Why not propose?
The answer should be obvious. Because tomorrow when Valentine’s Day is over and done with, and everybody goes about their regular lives, the question ‘Will you marry me?’ will not be forgotten.
The lady herself might not be too pleased with being proposed to on Valentine’s Day. She knows that emotions run high that day and that the proposal might have been a spur of the moment thing. She might wonder … did he mean it? How does he feel about the question today? Does he regret it?
She might have enthusiastically accepted, but how does she feel twenty four hours later the marriage proposal was the perfect ending to the perfect day, but what about today? Does she really want to commit to this man?
For anyone who considers marriage, it might be advisable to bypass the sweet or sappy proposal and wait for a less romantic day. A marriage proposal should be carefully considered. The less romantic the setting, the less spontaneous the proposal, the more likely the proposal came from the brain and the heart instead of just the heart.
Then whether the proposal is sappy or sweet is no longer important. It is genuine.