My mum has said a number of times how bizarre she finds it these days that females wait for the male to propose. When she got married (in the 70s) she reckons you just picked a ring and started planning a wedding, there was no ceremonial "popping of the question".
I also find it ridiculous but then I generally detest weddings and all that stuff anyway so I have always assumed that it was just me.
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29-02-2012 12:47 #11
29-02-2012 12:53 #12Senior Member
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My parents were the same - their parents weren't happy that they were "living in sin" so they got married, no frills.
29-02-2012 14:20 #13
29-02-2012 17:34 #14
I did in 2008. Wasn't 29th feb either
29-02-2012 18:16 #15
29-02-2012 18:34 #16
If I was going to propose to DP, I'd do it regardless of a silly leap year... but if I did, he would say no. He's let me know this. He's not into having a girl propose to him. He'll do it himself apparently. I've told him he better hurry up then, I'm sick of waiting.
29-02-2012 18:35 #17
I didnt even know about this myth/old wives tale until a chick at work told me bout it
Took me 2 FB statuses today to click too
Meh, I think its cool for either gender to propose,and it doesnt have to be a big huge romantic deal!
29-02-2012 20:47 #18
I did Even bought him a ring the day after i asked him! It was September the 3rd, not a leap year and about a week after i asked him i realised it was my wedding anniversary from my previous marriage
29-02-2012 20:59 #19
Just got a call from my brother who happily said yes this morning! He had her ring ready to go and was thinking of how to ask. Looks like she beat him to it!
CONGRATULATIONS big brother!!
29-02-2012 22:03 #20
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