Where in the world you should propose, based on your partner's zodiac sign
You’ve purchased the ring and you’ve got visions of champagne and fireworks dancing around in your head. But one of the toughest parts of planning a proposal that no one seems to tell you about? The location.
Maybe you’re thinking of proposing in a bustling city, with the whole world watching — but what if your partner always dreamed of something private and low-key, with not a single soul to witness your profession of love?
Since this day should be all about your significant other, perhaps it’s a smart idea to think about their personality and what you think they might like. Of course, flat-out asking is not ideal (not if you want them to be surprised, anyway), so the next logical step is to do some serious location scouting.
Since you’ve got enough on your plate, we’ve went ahead and did the research for you.
Scroll down below to see where you should take your partner for the most epic proposal, according to their astrological sign.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19)
Capricorns are ambitious and devoted partners who are well-deserving of a proposal that’s traditional but far from boring. Take your partner to Sancerre, France, a town that looks as though it’s been untouched by the last century.
Winding, hilly streets hold quaint houses and cafés, which give way to astonishing valley views. Enjoy a day at the Domaine Martin vineyard, and celebrate with a glass of wine you'll never forget. While it may not be Paris, we think a Capricorn will appreciate this striking spot much, much more.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18)
Your partner is curious and imaginative and will no doubt expect a proposal that’s outside the box. Take them to the seaside city of Barcelona, Spain and experience the trip of a lifetime. Head to Park Güell to see the fantastical works of Antoni Guadí and his nearly 2-mile-long miniature village and whimsical landscaping.
Propose at the top of Turó de les Tres Creus, or the "Tower of the Three Crosses," a hidden stone tower at the top of the park that boasts the most incredible view of Barcelona. End the day walking the boardwalk along the Mediterranean at sunset.
Pisces (Feb. 19 - March 20)
Pisces are at their happiest when they can kick back and take in the scenery around them, so your proposal location is of the utmost importance for this water sign.
Make your partner’s jaw drop by taking them to Kaua’i, Hawaii. Aptly nicknamed the “Garden Isle” due to the dense tropical rainforest covering the island, this is paradise found for a couple looking for a romantic getaway. Get down on one knee at Hanalei Bay, where the 2-mile-long stretch of beach overlooks breathtaking mountains.
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
With a love for all things romance, an Aries wants to be swept off their feet (and yes, they will step down to let you take charge of this trip, for once). Surprise your partner with a trip to Tulum, Mexico, where your partner can say "Yes!" in your ocean bungalow, and then spend the rest of your trip enjoying the archeological wonders of the Mayan ruins.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Your partner is happiest when things are simple and easy, and a Taurus doesn’t need a proposal with a ton of frills. You should, however, plan something extravagant and romantic in terms of location.
Fall in love with Charleston, South Carolina while your partner falls in love with that new piece of jewelry on their finger. Get down on one knee on any of the charming brick-paved streets, the colorful Rainbow Row, or on the the Battery, a beautiful stretch of coastline along Charleston’s southern tip.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
Your partner can’t stand routine, so your proposal should be out of the ordinary and in a location that’s filled with beauty as well as history. Edinburgh, Scotland is a medieval wonderland that’s not only overwhelmingly magical, but an explorer’s oasis. Take your partner to Craigmillar Castle, known as Edinburgh’s “other castle,” built in the 14th century with hidden chambers just begging to be used as a spot to propose to your significant other.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
Members of this sincere and emotional sign know that it’s about a much deeper commitment than just the proposal. Cancers need a significant proposal — but that doesn’t necessarily mean it needs to be fancy or grand.
Take your partner to Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National Park, where the beauty and magnificence of nature will take their breath way. While climbing certain peaks may be tough to tackle, walk the Long Peaks trail that overlooks “The Diamond” — a huge cliff known for its gem-like shape — before presenting your own.
Leo (July 23 - Aug. 22)
Leos don’t want a quiet walk on the beach or a trip to a quaint town for a proposal. They’re looking for a once-in-a-lifetime, attention-grabbing proposal that will stay in their memories — and the memories of all passersby — for an eternity. Take your partner to Zambia, South Africa, home to the largest waterfall in the world. Victoria Falls is one of the most beautiful natural wonders and will be the most epic and unforgettable backdrop.
Virgo (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22)
Your detail-oriented partner won’t mind if you plan an exotic and relaxing vacation, and they definitely won’t see a proposal coming if you keep the itinerary hidden. Because they don’t always go with the flow, though, make sure your agenda is filled to the brim in Beqa Lagoon, Fiji.
Snorkeling, paddle boarding, and ziplining should all be on your agenda, but for the most spectacular proposal, make sure you stay at the Royal Davui to experience their Sand Quay picnic. Just you and your significant other will take a journey by boat to a sandbar for one seriously romantic meal. What could be more intimate than feeling like the only two people on an entire island?
Libra (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22)
The most romantic of the astrological signs, Libras want a proposal that’s whimsical and magical to the max. Make your partner feel like they are in a real-life fairy tale by taking them to Germany’s Neuschwanstein Castle, which was the inspiration behind Disney World’s Cinderella Castle. Though you’ll need a tour guide to take you through the castle, there is no rule that says you can’t propose with the royal spot as your stunning backdrop.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21)
Your partner is passionate about most things — especially your relationship. But roses and champagne are a little too traditional for a Scorpio. Why not try a sunset over the Aegean Sea instead? Take your significant other to Santorini, Greece, one of the most romantic and enchanting locations to propose. Toast to good fortune with a glass of wine at any of the island’s unique vineyards.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21)
Always craving their next adventure, Sagittarians want a proposal that’s thrilling. Take your partner to Kenya, Africa, and experience an entire world of new culture and landscapes. Take a hot air balloon ride over the savanna and request a lifetime of adventure with your one true love. It’s not every day that someone drops on one knee a few thousand feet in the air.