So I guess I am really stressed out trying to figure this out and would really like to hear all of your opinions, I plan on proposing to my girlfriend of 7 years soon but the question is where to do it. I am studying abroad in Australia from January to May and she is coming over to visit me for a week during my trip. I had originally planned on taking the ring over to Australia and waiting till she came over to ask her, but the more I think about it the more I want to ask her here before I leave when we are both with all of our families around Christmas. Here is how I see it, Australia Pros- -way more romantic -Very unique Cons- -She may expect it since we have been talking about marriage for awhile -She wouldn't see her family for a week or so afterwords and I wouldn't see anyone from either family for 2+ months -I don't know where we will be and when while over there and it will be impossible to plan (probably spur of the moment thing before she flys home) -Have to keep track (while hiding) of a very expensive ring for 2+ months before she comes over. Des Moines Pros- -I can plan out every detail - She can show the ring to all the families during Christmas - and We'd be together for three or so weeks before I fly over (rather than a few days if it was in Australia) Like I said, I go back and forth between the two. It would be great to get an outsiders view! Thanks!