The Pros and Cons of Proposing on Valentine’s Day

  • AUTHOR: anam
  • POSTED ON: February 10, 2021

Valentine’s Day is undoubtedly the most romantic day of the year. Couples celebrate their love and express their affection for each other in many different ways. As 14th February of 2021 is just approaching, many couples might be thinking about taking their relationship to the next level.

If you’re planning a proposal for the love of your life this Valentine’s Day, you should know that there are both pros and cons of doing so on this international day.

We’ve made a list of 6 pros and 6 cons, so you don’t have to overthink:


Let’s start with the reasons why proposing to your partner on Valentine’s Day is a good idea.

It’s a Romantic Holiday

Valentine’s Day is the most romantic day of the year; it’ll give you the perfect ambiance to propose to the special person in life. There will be red roses everywhere and you’ll easily get your hands on any decorations you need, including petals, chocolates, wine, teddy bears, and more.

You Can Plan A Weekend Getaway

This year, 14th February is falling on a Sunday, you know what that means? It means that you can plan a weekend getaway with your partner. Whether it’s a road trip or a weekend at a hotel room, you can enjoy your time together and on Sunday, you can pop the question.

It’ll Be Memorable

Valentine’s Day proposals are a good idea, as they can be extra special. You’ll remember it for the rest of your lives. Forgetting the day would be a chore as everything from the illuminated advertisements to the shop windows will keep reminding you of your big day even after years have passed.

Your Partner Might Be Hoping for It

If your partner is someone who loves Hollywood romantic movies and is a traditionalist, they might be hoping that you’ll pop the question on Valentine’s Day. Don’t let them down, get down on your knees right away!

The Themes Already Exists

Love is in the air, on Valentine’s Day. This will give you the perfect atmosphere as the backdrop of your proposal. The colors, the themes, you won’t have to worry about any of that. This way, you can focus all your time and energy on the most important things like the ring and the way you’re going to pop the question.

It’s More Intimate

If you’re someone who likes doing big romantic gestures on holidays, Valentine’s Day is the perfect time for you to propose to your partner. It’s an international holiday, but it’s not Christmas or Thanksgiving, which means that the newly engaged couple will have all the time to themselves.


Here are some reasons why you should reconsider your plan to propose on Valentine’s Day:

It’s Predictable

If you want your proposal to be a surprise, don’t do it on Valentine’s Day. To put it simply, it’s a cliché. Your partner might be expecting you to get down on your knee; it just won’t be that fun.

There will be Crowds

Going out for a fancy dinner and wine wouldn’t be such a great idea, as the restaurants will be packed with people. There will be noise and prying eyes, which may kill the romantic vibe of your proposal.

It’s Expensive

The prices are higher than usual on Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re shopping for the ring or for the decorations, it’ll cost you more than it should. You don’t want the proposal to make a dent in your wallet; after all, there’ll be an engagement party to throw later.

It’s An International Day

One of the most important reasons why you shouldn’t propose on Valentine’s Day is because it’s everybody’s day. You want to have a day dedicated just to you and your partner so everyone can find out how special your relationship is.

It’ll be A Constant Reminder If Things Go Wrong

You have to consider this: what if your partner says no? It’ll ruin Valentine’s Day for you entirely. And not for just one year, but for every year. It’ll be a constant reminder of rejection.

It Might be Bad Timing

Everyone is feeling super emotional and in love on the day of love. Proposing on this day might not be a good idea, as it’ll be difficult to navigate those feelings. Your partner might end up saying yes to you when they don’t entirely mean it, and nothing can be worse than that.

Proposing on Valentine’s Day could both be a good or a bad idea, depending on a variety of factors. Now that we’ve told you the pros and cons of getting engaged on Valentine’s Day, the decision is yours to make. If you decide to go ahead with your proposal, make sure you let us know how it went on our Facebook page.

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Updated February 10, 2021
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