Valentine's Day is less than two weeks away, and for many of us that means either going out with friends, or spending a romantic evening with our partner. For those (hopefully) lucky few however Valentine's is a day that they have long been preparing for, and are now awaiting with almost-maddening trepidation.
For some couples out there Valentine's Day 2015 will see their lives changed forever, as one asks the other to spend the rest of their lives with them. This step cannot be taken lightly, and no matter the outcome every aspect surrounding the asking of 'the question' will be etched into both their memories forever; which is why you cannot just propose anywhere.
We know that real life has all sorts of constraints, but we asked ourselves if we had unlimited funds and could go anywhere, 'where would the 7 most romantic places to propose on Valentine's Day be?'. This is what we came up with.
#7 Al-Dawaar Revolving Restaurant – Dubai, UAE
Located at the top of the Hyatt Regency, Al-Dawaar restaurant has a sophisticated, modern ambiance and offers an unparalleled view of the sprawling Arabian metropolis.
With food from all around the world at your finger tips, you and your loved one can enjoy a romantic Valentine's day meal and a couple of drinks, before the time comes to get down on one knee.
#6 Bandhavgarh National Park – Umaria, India
A 6 hour drive from the airport, getting to the Bandhavgarh National Park is an adventure in itself!
There are 12 idyllic cottages that visitors are able to stay in, and considering it is pretty much hidden away in the jungle, there are plenty of perfect potential places to propose.
#5 St Michael’s Mount – Cornwall, UK
Cornwall is one of the most picturesque counties in the UK, and we think that St Michael's mount is easily one of its most beautiful aesthetic offerings.
Surrounded by sea, sand, tropical gardens and awe-inspiring historic architecture, there is plenty for couples to do and countless perfect places to pop the question.
#4 Wiener Riesenrad – Vienna, Austria
Located in Vienna's second district, the Wiener Riesenrad (Viennese giant wheel) was at one point the world's largest Ferris wheel, with a height of 212 feet.
Located just outside an amusement park, the view from the Ferris wheel's apex is breathtaking, making it a perfect place to propose on Valentine's Day.
#3 Petra tou Romiou – Kouklia, Cyprus
Though you have likely never heard of it, the Petra tou Romiou is a site so endowed with natural beauty that legend says it is the site on which the Goddess of love, Aphrodite, was born and walked out of the sea.
Enough said really.#2 Pont de l'Archevêché– Paris, France
Just off from La Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, is the Pont de l'Archevêché; a bridge that crosses over the River Seine.
This bridge is covered in 'love padlocks', placed there by couples who have stood upon it and symbolised the strength of their love for each other by fixing the locks to it.
1# Kyoto – Honshu, Japan
Though our Valentine's Day proposal list has not been put in any particular order, if it were we think Kyoto would still find itself at number one.
Kyoto was once the capital of Japan and is home to 17 UNESCO world heritage sites, 1600 Buddhist temples and 400 Shinto Shrines. In our mind this is the most romantic place anyone could propose on Valentine's Day.