Today marks the day that the ladies can propose to their men. The Daily Mirror reported that 1 in 30 women will propose today according to eharmony.co.uk.
Would you ever do it?
Personally for me, i’m quite the traditionalist so it wouldn’t have been for me as I have been brought up on too many Disney movies. Times are changing and many more women are taking matters in to their own hands…..and not just on the 29th of February!
For those about to take the plunge, do the norms in proposing still stand? By norms I mean, do you ask his parents? Do you get down on one knee? Do you give him a ring?
From what I can see, Yes, all of the above still seems to stand apart from the ring (phew!). Instead of a ring, you could go for a tie pin, cufflinks or a watch instead.
The Irish Times gives us some real life Leap Year stories including a story from Claire Fitzpatrick. Claire proposed to her now husband in Niall in Iveagh Gardens in Dublin. She offers great insight;
“Even though the sentiment behind it was serious, it was also fun to propose to my fella on leap-year day. Most people love to hear the story of our engagement, and it’s a fun one to tell. In fact, it trended in Ireland when I shared it on Twitter in 2012, which was hilarious.”
“Life is all about making choices,” says Fitzpatrick. “If you love someone and want to marry them, do it. Why sit around waiting or worrying about what other people think? Life is too short for that.”
Good luck and congratulations to those proposing today!
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