Aussie men, brace yourselves for a lady literally falling at your feet on 29 February! One in five women (20%) think a leap year is the only acceptable time for a lady to pop the question – whilst 27% of women would go down on bended knee, were they to ask a man for his hand in marriage.
The poll by New Woman magazine also reveals that one in four women (27%) would ask their partner’s family for permission, prior to proposing. However, just 20% of women would be willing foot the bill for their own engagement ring, were they to pop the question. 28% maintain the man should splash his own cash on a rock, whilst 52% believe the cost should be split 50/50.
Donna Armstrong, editor of New Woman, said, “We all love a bit of old-fashioned romance, but the days of waiting around for men to sweep us off our feet are long-gone. When it comes to 21st century proposals, anything goes!”
As for the perfect proposal setting, a nostalgic 36% of women cite the spot where they first set eyes on the partner as the perfect backdrop – whilst one in five (21%) think an overseas trip would make the ultimate setting.
A sun-soaked Aussie beach is third on New Woman’s list of proposal hot-spots (19%), followed by a romantic candle-lit dinner (17%). Breaking with tradition, 7% of women would set their partner’s pulse racing with an adrenalin-fuelled proposal, mid-skydive or bungee jump.