Lauren Conrad's Advice for Proposing to Your Boyfriend
A few months ago, I received a pretty interesting Ask Lauren question in my inbox about proposing in an untraditional way. Since May is our Wedding Bells month here on, I figured this was the perfect time to cover this topic. Here’s what one reader asked.

“Hey Lauren! I feel like you would have some good advice for a topic that’s been on my mind lately. I really want to propose to my boyfriend but I’m not quite sure if it’s too untraditional of an approach to take for our engagement. What do you think…Can I pop the question?”

First of all—congrats! It’s so exciting to know you’re ready to spend the rest of your life with someone. My short answer would be yes, definitely! As for the way in which you pop the question, it really depends on the relationship. One of the most important things to remember is that every couple is different. There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to love. If you’re a stickler for tradition, that’s totally fine too. But nowadays, plenty of people are rewriting the rules and creating new traditions. There is such a crazy buildup to the proposal, and I kind of like the idea of flipping the switch instead of just waiting around.

I actually have a girlfriend who was about to propose to her boyfriend, and she put out some feelers to see how he felt about it. He ended up telling her that he felt it was really important to him that he was the one who proposed. And after it was all said and done, she was glad they had talked about it. It’s all about what you feel is right for the two of you. If you love each other and you know you’re entering into a lifelong partnership, I think a girl can totally go ahead and propose if she wants to. Why not? It’s 2015, after all. If you feel comfortable with it and you know he’s OK taking an untraditional approach too, go for it. Hey, Monica proposed to Chandler in Friends… And look how great that turned out!

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