- The site of the proposal is a big part of the story of the modern couple's romance
- Proposing while away from home is "about creating a fairytale fantasy," says expert
- Italy is a popular country in which to pop the question
This article was originally published April 2013. It was updated February 2014.
(CNN)Admit it. Just once in your life you'd like to feel like the hero in a chick flick, with all the schmaltzy romance, the elaborate plots, the happy endings.