Picture-Perfect Proposal

Three Romantic Ways to Pop the Question in South Dayton This Year

It’s not surprising that December is the most popular month in the US to get engaged. Between the cozy closeness couples feel in the winter and the cheerful activities leading up to Christmas, December is the perfect month for asking that special person in your life to spend forever together.

Here in Dayton, there are many romantic and picturesque places to pop the question. We chose these three of our favorite proposal ideas from our readers!

Ice skating. Here’s an activity that was literally made for winter fun! With options around town including South Metro Sports (SMetroSports.com) and MetroParks Ice Rink (MetroParks.org), this would be perfect for an active couple or a fun outing with a big group of friends and family who are in on the surprise.

Tree chopping. There are few winter activities more fun and delightful than hunting for the perfect tree - and you’ve already found your perfect mate, so why not tie the two together? Red Barn Tree Farm (Facebook.com/RedBarnTreeFarm) in Miamisburg offers live trees for chopping as well as complimentary candy canes and hot chocolate.

Snow stroll. There’s no telling how the weather will turn out on any particular day in December here in Ohio, but there’s something magical about a moonlight stroll in the snow.

So you’ve found the perfect partner, and the perfect way to propose, but what about the perfect ring? “Fortunately men get a lot of help from their girlfriend these days when it comes to engagement ring shopping,” says Lynda Agee, store manager at locally-owned Jaffe Jewelers (JaffeJewelry.com) in Oakwood. “Thanks to Pinterest and Etsy, today's woman usually knows exactly what she wants. So whatever she desires, we either have it, can order it or custom design it, so everyone gets what they want.”


Perfect for active couples or a group outing with friends and family who are in on the surprise!


Check out a local Christmas tree farm and propose amid the quintessential holiday backdrop


There's something so magical and romantic about a moonlit stroll in the snow

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