Love is in the air today or something.

For some couples, Valentine's Day is a big day. I say "some," because after you get married, February 14 is really just February 14.

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Not to say married people shouldn't or don't pay attention to the day but it's way more important before marriage.

That said, Valentine's Day is a pretty trendy day to take that next step in a relationship, you know, getting married?

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If you are going through all the rigamarole on Valentine's Day to get engaged there's one place in Illinois that's better than all the rest when getting on bended knee.

Cue up Boyz II Men, because according to theplunge.com, the best spot to ask for your person's hand in marriage is in Chicago.

The Plunge:

Forget getting to the top of Sears Tower (a.k.a. Willis Tower) or the John Hancock Center, iconic as they may be to the Windy City skyline. Instead head to the Water Tower — no, not the mall, but the relatively small historic limestone building that’s too often overshadowed by the skyscraping brutes of the City of Broad Shoulders. The castle-like structure is one of the few buildings to have survived the Great Chicago Fire, and if that’s not a sign that your fairytale marriage is meant to last, what is?

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You could do worse than proposing at the Water Tower, I proposed while my person was taking a bath.

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Despite my ingenuity when it came to constructing a lavish proposal, she said "yes."

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One of America's Best Cabins for a Romantic Valentine's Day Getaway is in Wisconsin

Looking to get away for Valentine's Day? This is one of the best around and it's not far from Rockford.

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