Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

The Woman Who Can Persuade Your Man to Make a Decent Proposal

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

The Woman Who Can Persuade Your Man to Make a Decent Proposal

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Byline: Lizzie Edmonds

IT TOOK six years for Daisy Amodio's boyfriend to get round to proposing to her despite all the hints she dropped.

So after she finally got married she decided to help other women persuade their man to pop the question.

Proposal planner Ms Amodio has now set up "hint hint", a service in which a would-be newlywed can send an anonymous email to their partner suggesting they want to get engaged. The message contains proposal inspiration, venue ideas and other tips.

Ms Amodio, 32, who lives in Crouch End, has organised around 500 engagements since she started her business The Proposers in 2012.

She says around 450 people have already used new service "hint hint" and several recipients have then enquired about using her firm.

Ms Amodio, who quit her job at Saatchi and Saatchi two years ago to concentrate on the business, said she was inspired to start "hint hint" after her then boyfriend Henry took almost six years to propose.

She added: "I was obsessed and I couldn't think of anything else. It was quite upsetting as you just keep thinking 'why won't he propose!' "I must have dropped hundreds of hints over the years. Eventually he did really well and arranged a fantastic proposal and now we are married.

"He even said 'I'm sorry this took so long' when he proposed. I wanted to help people in the same situation and give their partners a kick in the right direction, hence why I started hint hint."

Ms Amodio founded her company after organising her brother's proposal. Since then, she has arranged hundreds of others, including that of a footballer who proposed to his partner at The Shard's Shangri-La Hotel. Organisers scattered hundreds of rose petals across the floor of a private room in the restaurant, which had a view across Tower Bridge.

Candles were set up around photographs of the couple displayed on easels, the last of which said "Will You Marry Me?" . Other happy customers include Marc-Antoine Ramelet, who took his wife-to-be Regina Linden to a rainy Trafalgar Square where volunteers revealed the message "Will You Marry Me" stitched on to 16 umbrellas. …

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