(Closed) Leap year proposals??

posted 8 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
2104 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Fiance and I watched that movie last year and I told him, “You know Feb 2012 has a leap year…” He looked mortified. He was originally going to propose in May of 2012.  I said I’d propose to him before then. He ended up proposing in Oct 2011. There was no way he was going to let me propose.

Post # 5
1430 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I heard about this tradition a few weeks ago, yeah I know I’m late with getting info, haha. Anyway, I know my SO would flip if I proposed to him. I did it jokingly once with a ring pop and he told me to stop playing around with him in a semi-serious tone. So if I did it for real, I know he would not be happy. He looks at it as being his big thing he will get to do to and boast about to everyone when it comes to the wedding plans. I think he thinks after that, everything will be in my hands, so it to him would kinda be like stealing his thunder.

Post # 6
775 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I have ‘threated’ Boyfriend or Best Friend with this one as well and told him that if he doesn’t propose by Feb 29, I can’t be held responsible for what I do lol

I wouldn’t actualy do it, but it’s kinda fun to watch him squirm ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 8
1326 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

My SO was actually born on February 29th which only happens every 4 years. in the country he was born in they legally changed his birthday to the 28th so that he can celebrate each year. I think it would be awesome to get an engagement during then, either the man or woman to propose.

Post # 9
168 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I didnt know that there was a tradition where its ok for the girl to propose on leap year! I have never seen that movie, but I think I am going to go rent it! HMM… now I might start a plan to propose ๐Ÿ˜‰ I dont think my Boyfriend or Best Friend would like that very much, but may be a fun little joke to play! 

Post # 10
229 posts
Helper bee

Confession: I’m going to do it. SO is going to “officially” propose to me at some date TBD, but little does he know that he also has a proposal of his very own on the way… ๐Ÿ™‚

I’ve always been open to the idea of proposing to him, and have even gone so far as to plan the details– I love planning surprises ๐Ÿ™‚ We did decide last summer that he would make the official proposal, so there won’t be any announcement come February 29th– unless he proposes the same day, which would just be too adorable for words. 

Post # 11
1278 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I have been threatening my boy with this leap year for quite some time!! Maybe thats why he is suddenly interested in looking at rings? I am totally going to joke proposal him on the day… and pretty much tease him in the week leading up to it. But I know he will be OK with it ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 12
60 posts
Worker bee

I’ve mentioned this to my SO, in the hope that he will get a move on. He just turned round and said if I do then he will say no. It’s his job and he’ll do it when he’s ready. However, I am very tempted to do it anyway just to see him squirm!


Post # 15
162 posts
Blushing bee

If he’s waited so long that I had to propose to him, he’s already lost my respect. He’s the man – HE’s supposed to chase ME, and if he doesn’t then maybe our relationship isn’t good enough for me to make a commitment anyway.

I want to be wooed and romanced and proposed to, and if I had to propose to him I’d resent his laziness and would think him less of a man for forcing me to take the masculine role in the relationship. I wouldn’t be happy with a man who takes the submissive role; I want a real man who’s willing to take control and ask me to be his wife.

To be honest, if I proposed and we got married I’d always be sad to think that a man will never propose to me, because I’ve thought about it happening since I was a little girl. Knowing it would never happen to me would be like giving up on a dream. I’m sure that most women want to be proposed to, and even those women who proposed didn’t really want to – they wanted the romantic proposal just like the rest of us, except they got fed up with waiting.

So no, I won’t be proposing on Feb 29th, or ever – if a man wants to marry me then he can damn well be a MAN and get down on his knees and ask me!

Post # 16
162 posts
Blushing bee

Lol, watching the Leap Year movie (which is quite good actually)…

Girl: It’s a romantic tradition!

Guy: It’s a day for desperate women trying to trap themselves a man who clearly doesn’t want to get married. If your man wanted to propose he’d have done it already!

Pretty much sums up my feelings on the whole “leap year proposal” thing :-{

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