5 reasons to propose this Leap Year


It’s become quite a tradition that on a leap year, a woman can propose to her beloved. As 2016 is a leap year, the 29th of February is set to be the day when women across the UK will attempt to promote their relationship status and pop the magic question.

Photo credit: Fi Ni Neachtáin

Photo credit: Fi Ni Neachtáin

If you’ve been thinking about making this years extra day in February a memorable one, here’s 5 reasons why you should definitely propose this leap year.

It’s tradition

Ever since the 13th century, head strong women have been asking their partners for their hand in marriage. It was said that if the man declines the offer of marriage, he should pay a fine which has traditionally being a kiss, an expensive piece of clothing or more commonly a pair of gloves (for their hand in non-marriage).

It’s non-conventional

Many women believe that a man should ask for their hand in marriage; it’s the ‘done’ thing. For a man to ask the question, to sweep a lady off her feet and declare his undying love for the lady in his life. The thing with a leap year is that it only happens once every four years and it’s a chance not to miss the opportunity of a lifetime.

Start as you mean to go on

If you’re in a relationship where you make most of the decisions for the both of you or your opinion is listened to intently, why not start as you mean to go on. Plan the proposal, ask the question, plan the wedding.

Choose your own engagement ring

Getting the ring on your finger may be the highlight of the proposal and although it’s not tradition for a woman to give a man a ring, why not take the chance on the leap year and choose your own engagement ring. You could hand the ring to your intended after popping the question and he could place it on your finger to celebrate your engagement.

Be spontaneous

Spontaneity can add spice to your relationship whether it’s booking a trip away together or cooking a romantic meal after a busy day at work. Popping the question to your unsuspecting partner can be spontaneous and can bring the element of surprise that they may just say yes and make your dreams come true.

This is a light hearted, tongue in cheek blog post. I don’t think I would have had the courage to ask my hubby to marry me but who knows had it of been a leap year, I may have taken the chance!

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  • Reply Ffion 19/02/2016 at 9:27 pm

    I took the plunge 4 years ago and are now happily married since 4.10.14 our 10th year together!!

    • Reply Emma 20/02/2016 at 10:37 am

      Oh how fantastic! Congratulations x

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