When you know what you want, rather than suggest it or pose a question, just tell your sweetheart. Be straightforward and matter of fact. Don’t throw it out there for discussion; throw it out there to get what you want. If he (or she) thinks you don’t particularly care, why wouldn’t he choose what he wants?
In general, women are more apt to be indirect than men are … and then be disappointed. You don’t have to wait as long as I did to actually practice this. Choose happy!