(Closed) Are you planning to propose to your man on Leap Year Day next year?

posted 9 years ago in Waiting
  • poll: Would you propose to your partner on Leap Year Day? (29th Feb 2012)

    Yes! - It's an outdated tradition

    No - It should be the man who proposes

    Maybe - May consider it if not engaged nearer the time

  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee

    If my guy didn’t propose- I wouldn’t have. He doesn’t believe in women proposing and my personal time line would have went out any way.

    Post # 4
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    567 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    Wow! I never knew of that tradition, but I love it! I’ll keep it in mind since I’m still a waiting lady ;]

    Post # 5
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I could plan a romantic date for us and maybe give him a ultimatum of some sort but no ring or getting down on one knee. The thought of me getting down on one knee makes me gag…

    Post # 6
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    my sister keeps telling her boyfriend (they’ve been together 5 years) that if he doesn’t propose soon she will do it on feb 29th.  But i doubt she’s serious.  They have a basic timeline of when they want to get married (2014) so she still has plenty of time.

    Post # 7
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I’d propose on any day other than 29th Feb: but I’m not gonna, coz I asked him on our first date, so he can take the reins this time ;P

    Post # 8
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    Sugar bee

    Nope, when he wants to ask he will.

    Post # 9
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    Nope I dont believe that the girl should propose. That is just my opinion though.

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee

    I answered “no” but certainly not because “it should be the man who proposes”. Anyone can propose. But in my particular relationship, he is the one who is not emotionally ready to get engaged just yet, I am not, so asking him would just be my way of forcing him or asking a question I know he’d really rather say no to. When he is ready, he will ask me. And that just works for us. But for anyone who out there whose partner would be touched rather than irritated, go for it.

    Post # 11
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    If DH had kept me waiting, I would have done the proposing myself.

    Post # 12
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    Bumble bee

    Also, if I were to propose, I’d propose any day of the year. I think the Feb 29th thing is more conforming to sexist traditions, as it says women can propose “oh but only one day a year”. If you’re going to be feminist about this (which is awesome), do it any day of the year. Why are women only equal to ask questions about marriage one day a year?

    Post # 13
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    Bumble bee

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    @Hermia: Great answer! 🙂

    Post # 14
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    Bumble bee

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    @gramgeek: Oh my goodness, ultimatums in any context are appalling.

    Post # 15
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2011

    Haha I have never heard this.. But I wouldnt ask.. Im so happy that He proposed to me, and not the other way around.

    Post # 16
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    There happens to be an amazing chick flick called Leap Year about this exact concept.  Amy Adams and Matthew Goode (SWOON). 

    I wouldn’t do it, but thats just me!

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