A proposal can be a beautiful thing, but you absolutely have to pay your dues before you can experience that beauty. First, you need to make the decision. Then, you need to get approval from those close to him or her. Then, you need to arrange matters, invest in the implements, and most of all, pluck up your courage. This final part is the hardest part. Even relationships that have been great since they started, and have run on for years can often find those who intend to propose in a state of mild euphoria before they kneel, as the nerves will be coursing through them like energy.
Of course, it might be that you have had the best relationship so far. It might be that you love each other very much, and have lived together for some time with little to no arguments, a true affinity for one another and a willingness to protect each other no matter what. But, if you propose in a horrible way? You’re still likely going to get a ‘no.’