A little Leap Year Proposal Humor!

Street_ProposalLet’s have a little fun today with Leap Year Proposals!

It is believed that the custom dates back to the 5th Century, when, legend has it, an Irish nun called St Bridget complained to St Patrick that women had to wait entirely too long for their suitors to propose. According to legend, St. Patrick said the yearning females could propose on this one day in February during the leap year.

The tradition is not thought to have become commonplace until the 19th Century.

Others argue that the tradition of women proposing on this day goes back to the times when the leap year day was not recognised by English law. Under this theory, if the day had no legal status, it was acceptable to break with the convention of a man proposing.

According to research conducted by Beefeater, 20 per cent of women said they would like to propose to their partner. Despite the fact that almost a third of women said they would be worried about their partner’s reaction. However, more than half of men (59 per cent) would love their girlfriends to get down on one knee.

To that end, the chain has created a ‘Leap Year Proposal Package’ should you wish to pop the question at one of its establishments.

Research from The Stag Company yielded similar results, with more than half of men saying they would accept a propsal from their girlfriend, and the majority asserting that they would like to be given a ring by their partner.

Source:  www.telegraph.co.uk

Sadie Hawkins Day

In the United States, some people have referred to the first Saturday in November as Sadie Hawkins Day with women being given the right to run after unmarried men to propose.

Sadie Hawkins was a female character in the Al Capp comic strip Li’l Abner. Many communities prefer to celebrate Sadie Hawkins Day in November because Al Capp first mentioned Sadie Hawkins Day on November 15, 1937.

Yet just 15 per cent of women said they would consider proposing.

6 famous brides who proposed to their partners:

Pink proposed to Carey hart in 2005
Elizabeth Taylor proposed to Michael Wilding in 1952
Zsa Zsa Gabor proposed to all of  her partners
Halle Berry proposed to David Justice in 1992
Kristen Bell Proposed to Dax Shepard in 2013Diane Von Furstenberg proposed to Barry Diller in 2001

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