With proposal season kicking off ahead of the holidays, it's easy to feel pressured to race to the altar. But why the rush? Lauren Conrad — who recently got engaged to William Tell — dishes her advice on this pressure to marry in the upcoming January issue of Cosmopolitan. "You have the rest of your life to be married," Lauren said. "Enjoy falling in love. When girls get caught up in the timeline, it becomes more about the wedding than the marriage. You should be with someone with whom you could elope this weekend and be happy." Keep reading for more details on Lauren's engagement!
She didn't see it coming! Lauren said she was surprised by her proposal from William, a musician and law student. "I had no idea it was coming," she said. "I thought he would wait until he finished law school."
He boldly went where few men have gone before. Unlike many proposers who get a few hints on ring preferences before popping the question, William went with his gut (and it paid off). Lauren explained, "He didn't even ask my friends, which was a bold move. He said, 'I know you, and I know what you like.' And I love it. It's perfect."
Nice guys finish last. "William hates it when I say this, but he really is a very nice guy, and when you meet a nice guy who also manages to keep your interest, that is the dream. . . . If you're going to settle down, it should be with someone you can't stop thinking about. Especially if you're in your 20s. If I were single in my 60s, I would totally settle. I would!"