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Forget about the leap year! 1 in 5 British women proposed to their man national survey finds

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on November 21st, 2011 0 comments yet. Be the First

As tradition has it, women can propose to their men on a leap year when we gain one day extra on 29th February. Seeing as a leap year only comes around every fourth year, new national survey findings suggest that British women are getting bolder and breaking away from tradition with 1 in 5 women saying they proposed to their man.

The survey which was conducted by John Greed Jewellery found that just over 20% of women surveyed said they were the ones to pop the question. The findings also revealed that British women are not afraid to put a bit of pressure on their men, with 72% of the women saying they’d ‘pressured’ their boyfriends into proposing by asking questions like ‘are you ever going to marry me?’ and ‘don’t you think now would be the right time to propose?’

Ladies, shame on you! Even though you very much would like to get married, putting pressure on the poor man is not the right thing to do. I know some of you career-women can impatient and that waiting for him to propose (perhaps even year) might be unthinkable – not to mention that you’re used to getting what you want – but having him propose because you’ve decided so can’t be a good thing, can it?

Having spoken to some of my male friends, I’ve learnt that a majority of them wouldn’t like to be proposed to as they find it a bit ’emasculating’, believing it is something a man should do…

And sometimes good things come to those who wait. The survey also found that if you did leave it to guys to propose a whopping 37% of men would spend over £5,000 on the engagement ring! Now if that isn’t worth waiting for I don’t know…

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