We’re hot off the heels of proposal season, but there’s still plenty of time left in the year to pop the question. If you’ve started thinking about taking the next step with the person you want to spend forever with, there’s a lot to consider — whether you’re the asker or the one being asked. When? Where? How?
Of course, you probably want your proposal to be a one-of-kind experience, but there’s nothing wrong with looking for a little inspiration. That’s why the dating site EliteSingles surveyed 1,600 people to compile a list of the most romantic places to propose in 2019. (Spoiler alert: Paris doesn’t top the list.) Scroll through to set your eyes on a location that might make your special day even more memorable.
12. Las Vegas, Nevada
Flashing lights, spinning slot machines, poolside parties, and Elvis impersonators – what’s not to love? If this sounds like your idea of a good time, you can even consider eloping while you’re at it. Around 120,000 marriage ceremonies are performed each year in Fabulous Las Vegas.
11. Edinburgh, Scotland
Dreaming of a proposal fit for a queen? Edinburgh is just as irresistible as it is idyllic with its castle, medieval streets, and rocky landscape.
10. Sydney, Australia
Name something more romantic than popping the question while watching the sunrise over the water at Bondi Beach. We’ll wait…
9. Niagara Falls, NY
With vast views like no other, Niagara Falls offers tons of attractions to help you capture that picture-perfect moment.
8. New York City
From Central Park to Times Square to Brooklyn Bridge, The Big Apple provides plenty of opportunity for an exciting proposal. After all, it is called The City That Never Sleeps.
7. Bali, Indonesia
With its beautiful beaches, world-class resorts, and bustling villages, Bali is widely known as a honeymoon hot spot. But here’s an idea: Express your love before planning your first marital trip back.
6. At home
…because home is where the heart is.
5. Vanua Levu, Fiji
Crystal clear blue waters and exotic rainforests are just two of the many reasons why Vanua Levu, Fiji, is an ideal place to pop the question.
4. The Bahamas
Palms trees and an ocean breeze? The Bahamas aren’t a bad idea either. Plus, these islands are easier and more affordable to travel to than places like Fiji.
More of the adventurous type? Hawaii and its lush green landscapes are calling your name…
2. Paris, France
It’s called the City of Love for a reason. Honestly, you can’t go wrong in Paris.
1. Venice, Italy
A gondola ride under the Bridge of Sighs or a stroll along the Rialto Bridge — who can resist the romance in Venice?