When do you think people pop the question most frequently? Christmas or Valentine’s Day? According to surveys, Christmas is the most popular time to get engaged. There is no data to confirm how many of these engagements at Christmas involve placing the ring box in several bigger boxes forcing the recipient to keep unwrapping boxes until they get annoyed. Think outside of the box if you are looking for a more unique way to pop the question.

The following are some great ways to pop the question:

Go Back To the Past

All couples have that “when they first met” moment. Nowadays, that moment could have happened on an online dating website. There’s nothing wrong with that but it’s difficult to trace back to that moment. Of course, all couples have a place where they had their first date. This can be where you could propose. Or you can go even further back. What about going to the place where her parents had their first date? That would make the proposal a great Back to the Future way to do it.

Text-Based Photo Scavenger Hunt

Today, we are in the age of high-tech. Why not create a text-based photo scavenger hunt? You can send your future spouse clues as to the locations you would like her to be at any given time. It’s a great way to surprise her and have an interesting engagement story to tell.

Get Your Friends Together

This method will require some planning. Isaac wanted to do something special a few years ago when he proposed to his love Amy. He created a Lip-Dub featuring many of their friends and family. It required detailed planning and inspiration from the well-known Copacabana shot in Goodfellas. The result was a YouTube sensation with more than 26,000,000 views and counting. If you have got enough friends, then why not have them take part in your special moment? You do not need to go crazy, but there’s no reason why they can’t come pouring out from the back room at your chosen restaurant or standing ready to shout “Surprise!” while waiting in your home.

In Public

There are so many ways to propose to your future spouse in a very public way. Whether it is during a concert, on a plane during a flight, at a ballpark, or after a performance of a play you will be able to get help from all kinds of strangers. All it requires is a quality P.A. system. Everything else is up to you. No matter how you choose to pop the question, make sure that you take plenty of pictures.