4) Surprise Date

I had decided to take my boyfriend Gary out on a surprise date. I was not going to tell him where we were going until we got there. I had made reservations on a sunset sailing cruise out on the Baltimore Maryland harbor.

When we got to Baltimore’s inner harbor area there was a festival going on so I decided we should walk through the festival. Gary did not know we were buying time until the cruise was ready to leave, an hour later. In fact he thought I brought him to Baltimore for the festival and he thanked me for the great date idea.

As the time grew closer for the sailboat to cruise out into the harbor I casually led Gary over towards the boat before letting him know that we were going to be going out on the sunset sail. He was excited because we both love to get out onto the water and we both love to sail. I thought I had surprised him with a great date. I had no idea what was yet to come.

I REALLY had no idea that he was planning to ask me to marry him. Later on he confessed that he really didn’t have any idea he was going to propose that night either. We had been dating for about six months and I never thought he would pop the question so soon. But we had talked about many things and had a very high comfort level with each other. I think we both knew we would eventually get married. Our conversation during the sunset sail focused on future plans we had. Among other things, we both loved to travel and so we talked about possible trips we could take together, like to Hawaii and to the Caribbean.

The sun was setting and a warm breeze was blowing. It was perfect. There were other people around but it was like we were alone. All of a sudden Gary got very quiet and gave me a deep long look. Then he got down on his knee and asked me to spend the rest of my life with him. It took me by surprise but once I caught my breath I said YES. Everyone seemed to tune in to us at that point and a round of applause rang out as he kissed me just as the sun set and the sky turned a radiant red.



Proposal Story By:

Lori R. Stone

Germantown, MD


The founder and president of Diamond Cutters International, is one of the worlds top diamond experts, as well as a three-time Guinness Book record holder in jewelry design.
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