10.30.2009

ESSENCE Magazine searching for men ready to ask "Will You Marry Me?" in style.


Marriage is the cornerstone of Nation building and ESSENCE magazine is in search again for some men who are ready right now to pop the big question to their mate in style.

Yes, that question: "Will You Marry Me?"

I am sure you have witnessed some proposals with serious flare while others may have just been simple in a park while splitting a sandwich. The method is different but can have the same impact. Either way the woman was caught off guard.

How creative are you?

Essence Magazine is offering men across the country the chance of a lifetime -- to surprise their girlfriends with a dreamy proposal in the pages of the magazine for its fourth annual Will You Marry Me? feature. Only five special men will be selected to share their love story with more than 8 million readers, who will then vote on their favorite couple and determine the winner of a dream wedding courtesy of Essence. Over the past three years, Essence Magazine has helped 17 men create unforgettable surprise marriage proposals. Now you and your beloved could be the next winners.

Enter today! Here's how:

1. Tell Essence what makes your woman so extra special and why you want to surprise her with a proposal in the magazine.

2. Send your submission in English to marryme@essence.com no later than 11:59 ET October 31, 2009, along with your full name, address, daytime and evening phone numbers and a photo of you and your lady.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to legal male residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 19 years or older at the time of entry. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. For official rules, go to ESSENCE.com.


If you sign up and win, tell ESSENCE Magazine that Brother Jesse Blog sent you. :-)

For more information on the rules click: Will You Marry Me? 2010: Propose in the Pages of ESSENCE