Today is 29 February, the one day that women are traditionally allowed to propose to a man.
I don’t think I’d ever partake in this tradition, I’m old school when it comes to proposals and would want the man to ask me. If he doesn’t love me enough to buy me a diamond then I wouldn’t want to marry him But I do admire the women who step up and propose, it must be really scary and it’s always easier to be romantic to women – chocolates, flowers, candles etc but how do you romance a man minus sexy underwear? Would you go for something grand like on top of the Eiffel Tower or pop it into his cereal like a woman said she was planning to on the radio this morning?
In this article they claim that almost half of unmarried women would take advantage of a leap year to propose to their partner on February 29 – though two thirds would still expect their partner to buy them a ring. I wonder if a lot fo these women think they’ll never get married unless they push the man themselves but I agree with the sentiment about buying the ring although if they stick to that, what was the point of them proposing anyway?
This study also revealed that three quarters of men nationwide would have ‘no problem’ with being proposed to. I have no doubt that a lot of men would like it then they wouldn’t have to plan anything themselves! But I wonder if some men would be annoyed that the girl has stolen their thunder, they may even be a bit embarrassed to tell family and friends that they were proposed to instead.
Almost half of men and four in ten women said they would like to pop the question on a romantic holiday.When it comes to ideal locations, a third of those questioned for the Eurostar study said they thought Paris was the most romantic city in Europe, followed by Venice and Rome. I wonder if this is getting a bit cheesy now though. I’d like the proposal to be personal to me and not just on the list of “best practice” proposals but then again, maybe I shouldn’t be so fussy as a diamond ring for me is likely to be a long way off
So ladies, would you ever propose to a man? Are any of you doing it today? Or do you think men should be the ones to get down on one knee? I’d love to hear your proposal stories as well! Make me jealous