How to Propose from Far Away
After purchasing the ring, you must decide how you plan to propose. While it may be harder to come up with the perfect proposal because of the distance that separates you and your partner, there are options.
For example, there are many ways to use the internet to your advantage when proposing in a long-distance relationship. You and your partner likely primarily communicate through various digital means such as texting, email, video chatting, and social media, as technology can make the physical distance between the two of you seem much smaller.
Since you are probably familiar with the intricacies of different platforms and their tendencies or preferences, you can romantically propose over video chat platforms such as FaceTime, Skype, Google Hangout, and Zoom. A video chat proposal gives you the option of presenting when it is just you two speaking, but some platforms allow multiple people to be in the same chatroom, which could allow friends and family to witness and contribute to the wonderful moment.
For example, you could pop the question on a “Zoom happy hour” in front of everybody. You could also incorporate other romantic on-camera elements into the video chat, such as a pet, a sign, or another decoration.
Proposing via mail is another option for those in long-distance relationships. For example, you can ship your partner a package featuring the engagement ring. You can even include other romantic items such as a handwritten note or flowers. You could also order them a special personal gift and include the engagement ring in the packaging.
Since you are not proposing in person, you have to get creative with your distanced proposal. There is no shortage of ideas, but be sure to consider your partner’s emotions when coming up with an idea. This is an important moment for them, as much as you, and you want to create the memory of a lifetime.