The Proposal Index

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The Proposal Index

Getting down on one knee to ask someone to marry you is one of the most magical moments of your life, which is why it’s essential that you find the perfect location for an unforgettable proposal. 

Our experts have explored the best places around the world for an extra special and memorable proposal, discovering the most romantic city breaks, picturesque proposal locations, top restaurants and bars to propose and the most popular tipple to toast your engagement with. 

Romantic City Breaks For An Unforgettable Proposal

From sunny getaways and capital cities to locations renowned for love, these are the most romantic and popular European city breaks for a trip away to pop the question. 

The bustling city of London leads the way as the most romantic destination to propose, with an idyllic score of 29.2 out of 30.  

With so many scenic locations to explore, it’s no surprise that the charming capital has 154.5 million Instagram hashtags, 57.7 million TikTok views, and 3.2 million Google searches.

London boasts many iconic landmarks that you can visit and plan to propose at, from Westminster Abbey or Buckingham Palace to the Tower Bridge with views of the stunning River Thames. 

If you’re looking for a more colourful backdrop for your proposal, Bywater Street in Chelsea is a dreamy, pastel paradise with rows of brightly-painted houses. London also boasts many picturesque parks like St James’s Park and Hampstead Heath, if you’d prefer a more natural setting.  

The beautiful city of Barcelona follows closely behind as the second best spot to propose with a passionate score of 28.8 out of 30. 

Barcelona, the capital and largest city in Spain’s Catalonia region, is home to endless breathtaking spots to ask the most important question of your life. The popular destination has had 29.3 billion TikTok views, 66.1 million Instagram hashtags and has received an impressive 22 million searches. 

With so many architectural wonders to visit, you can plan a traditional-style proposal at La Sagrada Familia or The Cathedral of Barcelona, alternatively, you can enjoy some delicious tapas before proposing on the city’s most famous and bustling street Las Ramblas. 

Barcelona also boasts a number of stunning beaches, including Barceloneta Beach, Llevant Beach and Sant Sebastià Beach, for those wanting to get down on one knee at golden hour with a backdrop of the Mediterranean Sea. 

Paris landed itself in third spot for being one of the most romantic destinations for a city break to pop the question, with a score of 28.6 out of 30. 

Known as ‘The City of Love’ it’s no surprise that many hopeless romantics flock to the city every year, resulting in 9.3 billion TikTok views, 134.7 million Instagram hashtags and 5.5 million Google searches. 

The idyllic city has endless romantic attractions and destinations to visit and enjoy. Whether you ask that all important question under the twinkling lights of the Eiffel Tower or on the famous Pont Des Arts bridge,(the setting for the pinnacle moment of Carrie and Big’s relationship in the last episode of the Sex and The City series). 

Differently, those looking for a less touristy location to propose, can head to the Le mur des je t’aime (The Wall of Love) in the quieter Montmartre District, which features 311 ways to say ‘I love You’ in 250 different languages.


The Most Picturesque Proposal Spots Around The World

Choosing a romantic setting to propose can be difficult, especially with so many beautiful locations around the world to choose from. Whether you’re looking for spectacular sea views or twinkling city lights as the backdrop to your proposal, these are the most snap-worthy spots to bring your future spouse. 

The stunning Greek Island of Santorini is crowned the most picturesque destination to propose to your loved one, with a near perfect score of 28.2 out of 30.  

The Greek paradise has proven to be extremely popular for its picture-worthy views, gaining 7.4 million Instagram hashtags, 1.1 billion TikTok views, 1.9 million Google searches and many more romantics heading to the island for their proposal. 

You can head up to Skaros Rock with the extensive views of the turquoise and deep blue Aegean Sea. Another popular place to propose is the Heart of Santorini - a naturally-formed, heart-shaped hole in the volcanic rocks of the caldera in Megalochori Village.

Santorini has so many breathtaking viewpoints to choose, from its striking white buildings with blue accents to its breathtaking cliff edges, you’re guaranteed to find a perfect location in this area of outstanding beauty. 

Las Vegas, Nevada secured second place as one of the most scenic spots to get down on one knee, with an impressive score of 28.0 out of 30. 

The entertainment capital of the world has 313 million views on TikTok, 38 million Instagram hashtags and 2.1 million Google searches, and a number of different locations to consider for the perfect proposal. 

Make it an iconic proposal at one of the famous fountain attractions like The Bellagio Fountain that is enhanced by music and lights or The Trevi Fountain at Caesars Palace, a replica of the original found in Rome.

Alternatively, the Las Vegas Strip also has a magic of its own, with the illuminated strip home to striking structures, grand buildings and colourful signs, the perfect spot to capture the true essence of Vegas. You might even want to propose a spontaneous chapel wedding!

Venice, Italy emerges as the third most picturesque place to propose to your other half, with a pleasing score of 27.6 out of 30.

‘The Floating City’ known for its canals linking 118 small islands together has proven to be an extremely popular location to visit with 1.6 billion TikTok views, 16.4 million Instagram hashtags and 745,000 Google searches.

But with so many areas of beauty on offer in Venice, where should you pop the question? 

The Piazza San Marco (St Mark’s Square) is a picture-perfect location filled with rich heritage and incredible architecture, including the likes of the Basilica San Marco, The Doge Palace, and St Mark’s Campanile. 

For those looking for a more intimate proposal, you can hire a private gondola and explore many of the canal routes surrounding Venice.


The Most Romantic UK Bars & Restaurants For A Valentine’s Proposal

Thinking of proposing on Valentine’s Day? We’ve determined the most romantic restaurants and bars across the UK to pop the question and a bottle to celebrate.

The Ritz Restaurant, London leads the way as the most intimate venue to propose to your loved one with a score of 25.5 out of 30. 

The Michelin-star restaurant that serves British-French cuisine is the perfect spot for a night of opulence to mark the occasion. The grand baroque-style dining room has a romantic ambience lit by sparkling chandeliers, whilst floor to ceiling windows give incredible views of Green Park. 

It comes as no surprise that the luxurious restaurant is so widely popular with 231,000 Instagram followers, 33,488 Instagram hashtags and received an impressive 4.6/5 on its Google Rating. 

Another London hotspot takes second place, The Shard, ranking as one of the most romantic restaurant and bars, with an appetising score of 24.9 out of 30.  

With a selection of seven different bars to choose from including the Aqua Shard, Bar 31,GŎNG, Hutong, Oblix, Sky Lounge and TĪNG, it’s understandable why the Shard is so popular with 844,597 Instagram hashtags, 76,300 Instagram followers and a Google Rating of 4.6/5.  

Spanning from the 31st to the 52nd floor, whichever bar or restaurant you choose, you are guaranteed a spectacular view of the London skyline, come day or night. 

With romance in the air, Gidleigh Park, Devon takes third place with an appealing total score of 23.7 out of 30. 

The award-winning restaurant sits at the heart of the Gidleigh Park hotel, serving decadent food alongside an extensive wine selection that is one of the biggest in the British Isles. The dining room offers a modern but charming atmosphere, whilst you enjoy the very best food from Chris Eden, the first Cornish-born chef to be awarded a Michelin star. 

With the creative menu constantly changing, making the whole experience even more special, it’s clear why there is such an appetite for the restaurant with 15,700 Instagram followers, 3,893 Instagram hashtags and a Google Rating of 4.8/5


The Top Tipples To Toast To Your Engagement

There are so many delicious alcoholic beverages to have for your engagement toast, but which tipples turned out to be the most popular choices. 

The Mimosa topped the leaderboard as the best tipple to celebrate your engagement with, scoring an impressive 27.7 out of 30.

The sweet yet crisp cocktail consists of champagne and orange juice and is a classic and refreshing cocktail to toast with. Receiving 1.3 billion TikTok views, 2.6 million Instagram hashtags and 812,000 searches on Google, this cocktail’s popularity shows no signs of slowing down. 

Following closely behind as the second most favoured cocktail to sip at your proposal is the Cosmopolitan with a score of 25.5 out of 30.  

The boozy, sweet-tasting cocktail that is made by combining vodka, Cointreau, cranberry juice, and lime juice has 263 million TikTok views, 2.1 million Instagram hashtags and 909,000 Google searches.

Emerging as the third most popular tipple to toast to your proposal is a Martini, with a favourable score of 24.9 out of 30. 

The gin-based cocktail mixed with vermouth and has a garnish of lemon or an olive, is another crowd pleasing drink with 246 million TikTok views, 2.9 million Instagram hashtags and 671,000 Google searches. 


These Romantic City Breaks Are Perfect For A Proposal -  Gathering data from TikTok, Instagram and AHrefs searches, we’ve compiled the best and most popular European destinations to propose.

Proposal Spots Around The World With A View - Gathering data from TikTok, Instagram and AHrefs searches, we’ve found the most beautiful and romantic spots to propose to your future spouse

The Best UK Bars & Restaurants To Propose - Looking at Instagram hashtags, followers and Google ratings, we’ve determined the best and most popular UK bars and restaurants to propose

The Top Drinks To Toast To Your Engagement - Gathering data from TikTok, Instagram and AHrefs searches, we’ve created a seed list of the best engagement drinks to toast to the occasion.