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HowTheyAsked Platinum Proposal: Debora and Taylor

Deborah and Taylor
How We Met

Taylor and I are high school sweethearts, but we actually met in middle school. I still remember we had history class together; he did a presentation on the Berlin Wall and actually had a piece of the wall to show. I was so jealous at the time. We remained friends, but it wasn’t until senior year that we started dating. At this point, we had anatomy class together. He sat behind me in class, asked for my number and we started texting each other. I liked him because he was so different from the other boys at school. He was very respectful and caring and always made me feel special. We continued dating throughout college and of course, the rest is history.

How They Asked

Earlier this year, we decided to take a road trip to Arizona and Utah. On the second day of our trip, I would be celebrating my 10,000-day-old milestone. You see, we like to celebrate all the small and big things and I’d calculated my 10,000th day, which happened to fall on Valentine’s Day. That night, we had a dinner reservation at El Tovar, an old historic restaurant at the Grand Canyon. Before going inside the restaurant, he pulled me aside. Mind you, it was February—it was both freezing and pitch-black outside—and he asked me if I was sure I wanted to do this with him. I knew right away what he was referring to and started crying. I remember he said, “I guess I should get down on one knee.” At this point, I was full-body ugly crying. My first response was to say “Baby, no,” but not because I was saying no to him, I just couldn’t believe that this was actually happening. He pulled a small black box out with a beautiful solitaire diamond ring glistening inside. I pulled him up and kissed him and said, “Yes.” He slipped the ring on my finger—I had never seen anything more beautiful. I could not stop crying and he was crying too. The moment was perfect and I will always cherish how thoughtful he was in planning our engagement. We are very excited to plan our big day and I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with such a thoughtful and caring person.

Deborah and Taylor


Stacy (Tasman) Stahl is the founder of– the digital destination for all things marriage proposal. How He Asked, acquired by XO Group, Inc. in September 2016 to allow The Knot to better serve its audience even earlier in the wedding planning journey, provides a platform for couples to share their engagement stories and has built a community of love-obsessed readers by sharing the best ones on their website and social media channels. With a library of 10,000+ proposals, the site also provides education, inspiration, and tools to help soon-to-be proposers plan their own life-changing moment. Stacy is now an expert in the pre-engaged world, and you can follow along with @HowTheyAsked's half a million Instagram followers.


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