Disappointed woman offers proposal lessons
A woman is offering lessons in how to propose after being disappointed by her boyfriend's attempt at popping the question.
Sam Sheppard, 34, from Monmouthshire, Wales, turned down her boyfriend's proposal which she says felt more like "being asked out for pizza".
So she set up a company - The Proposal Expert - to train other men in the art of proposing, reports the Daily Telegraph.
"I want to help other people not to feel how I felt. Initially, I felt like he couldn't really care about me to have asked that way, though of course I know that's not true at all," she said.
"I ask key questions to put together the pieces of the puzzle - what makes their partner laugh, how they spend their Saturday mornings - those little things build up a picture.
"Once we've got the idea, the proposer can then have as much or as little input as they like. So far I've got a 100 per cent success rate."
The groom - or bride - to be can choose from a number of packages, and Miss Sheppard claims she can cater for any budget, from £10 to £10,000.
"A good proposal can be lasting talking point, but a bad one can end up on YouTube for the whole world to see," she added.
Despite the fact that her boyfriend Ryan Galeozzi got the proposal so wrong the couple are still together. Mr Galeozzi, her boyfriend of four years, is planning a second attempt.