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The way in which you pop the question should be as memorable as doing it. Throughout my years I’ve heard a number of strategies, and surprisingly, very few of them are inspired and creative. In college, I paid my bills working as a waiter at a not that great restaurant that postured as a great one. I’m sure you know the kind that I’m talking about. I wore a bow-tie and served hamburgers, that kind of place. Anyhow, I’ll never forget, one night this delightful couple walked in, and the gentleman pulled me aside and presented me with a diamond ring. Of course I was flattered! He asked me to make sure to present the check to his girlfriend, and put the ring inside the check presenter. I almost told him no, but this was his plan and who was I to get in the way of it. I bring up this anecdote to illustrate a wonderfully uninspired way to ask the love of your life to spend the rest of her days with you. I have no doubt that thing man is a delightful one, and if my math skills are working properly, he’s hopefully celebrating his twelfth wedding anniversary right about now, but someone should have helped him brainstorm for a more memorable strategy.
Location, location, location
I haven’t met my future wife yet, but once I’ve decided, I promise you she’ll never forget the manner and location of my asking and her answering. Don’t do it at a burger joint, even if the waiters wear bowties. If the idea of popping the question at a restaurant is appealing to you, choose a spectacular one. That doesn’t mean you need to spend a ton, it just means that you need to do a bit of research. Don’t put it in the check. Fellas, we take a knee for the sake of romance and vulnerability and as a gesture of desperation, because just the thought of her saying no would be soul crushing. I already know where I’d like to do it and it’s a beautiful place outside. I discovered this secret wonder of the world while exploring the coast on foot thirteen years ago. Find a place that is as majestic as your love.
Think outside the box
A diamond is forever, and a diamond ring is a symbol of just that. However, every other guy in the history of the world has offered his love a diamond ring. You should consider augmenting the ring with something that’s a symbol of your precious lives together. A women’s Rolex watch is as classy as it is elegant, it’s as timeless as it is perfect in keeping time, and it’s an inspired addition to your presentation. You won’t believe your eyes when you see the countless jaw dropping examples of Rolex watches for women.
I recently came across an online quiz about taste in watches as I was looking into Crown & Caliber, a company that has modernized consignment of high end watches through the use of technology. I thought that it might be lighthearted and ego-stroking, but actually it was neither! I did learn something though…
First, I took the quiz on buying a brand new watch and had to answer questions like “If you were stranded on a desert island, which watch would you wear?” and “Which watch would you be buried in?” Thinking of myself as a person with fairly good taste, I made my selections on the look of the watch, in respect to what situation they posed. My selections determined that I was a Fatalist, which meant that I didn’t care about anything related to watches and it told me that I should “Perhaps entertain a new hobby like Bridge.” Burn!
Watches used to be a sign of affluence – if you had a watch, you had money. But just churning your own butter, that is no longer the case: Everybody can afford to wear a watch today. And if you feel obligated (i.e. socially pressured) to wear a watch, but don’t have the funds for a collection of Rolex watches, you have so many other options. Actually, I would argue that you shouldn’t even consider a Rolex if you had the money.
Ah…the Men’s watch – the accessory that many guys ignore but can really add that little touch of class to any outfit.
Most people assume that owning a Rolex is a once in a lifetime purchase. What they don’t realize however, is that the Rolex brand is one of the few brands where the value of the watch actually goes UP over time. Check Ebay if you doubt this. They key is to buy used, since the same axiom applies to a new Rolex as a new car – it loses 20% of it’s value as soon as you put it on your wrist.
When choosing a watch for that special night out, there are certain styles of watches that will give you the elegance that you need. Men’s watches are accessories, like any other. You wouldn’t put on a pair of flip flops with a suit, so you shouldn’t wear a casual watch with your tux. By casual, I mean those with silicone or canvas straps, which tend to look more “sporty” than “dressy”.
Time to address something I’ve noticed more of in the wake of the smartphone explosion: the rise of the Flashy Wristwatch. Now, the vast majority of these pieces are tacky as sin and expensive as hell, especially the mens diamond watches with huge rocks on them. However, there are a few exceptions. Check out these pieces that will at just the right amount of flash to a night out.
Generally speaking, masculinity refers to the characteristics regarded as typical for men. It is a term which comprises social, cultural and historical aspects. And because of all that, its definition is relative to where it is applied. The fashion industry takes and shapes the existing perceptions and opinions about masculinity in order to sell its products. There are perfumes, after shaves or clothes like sports jackets which, as their related advertising campaigns suggest, convey an image of strength, of courage or of physical power – all aspects of masculinity since ancient times. And there are often actors or popular sports men who have endorsement deals with certain products and brands.