Build your self-confidence first and be open to the fact that he could say yes or no (Photo: iStock)
Choose a comfortable location

Choose a location where you know he will be comfortable. If he likes a particular restaurant or park, you can plan to propose there.

It might also be a great idea to choose somewhere private if you're not sure how he will react. This is better because it will help him feel less pressured and in case he rejects the idea, it will be less embarrassing for you.

Decide if you will need a ring

The ring is the main highlight of every proposal. However, this is a different type of proposal so you need time to decide if he will want a ring or whether you should get him a different gift instead.

If for example, he has ever mentioned that he would prefer a cuff bracelet instead of a ring if someone proposed to him, take note and go with that instead. Whatever option you choose, make it special for him.

Let your speech be natural

No proposal is fully complete without a mini-speech. You don't have to say so many words because it's what you say that actually matters.

The best way to do it is to let the speech flow out naturally. Let him know how much he means to you and fingers crossed, he will say yes!