I know it might sound odd and stuff, but Its a leap year and today women are allowed to propose to their men on this special day, so go ahead, don’t dull the sprit, if he has been wasting time and you can’t take it no more, or maybe you are scared that he might run away if you do not tie him down soon...or maybe there is just love hanging around outside the window and you just want to let it in, then go ahead, propose to him, its Sadie Hawkins Day. Its tradition and nobody is going to crucify you for it. But before you do, please check out the do's and don’ts of proposing to your man today at the break
PS: In the middle Ages, when the law was passed by Queen Margaret of Scotland, if a woman proposed in leap year and was turned down, the man had to give her a kiss and a silk gown...cool
Place Pick a proposal scenario that will appeal to him rather than just to you - even if that means choosing to attend a sports event or going to his favourite type of restaurant. Set the stage for romance by using props such as champagne, chocolates, rose petals and soft candlelight.
Time Be sure to pick the right moment – wait until you’ve had a glass of bubbly, just after dessert or when relaxing in the jacuzzi.
Make it fun Write ‘Will you marry me?’ on a piece of card and give it to him to read out aloud. Then say, ‘Oh what a surprise! I’d be delighted!’
Make him pay Remind him of the traditional penalty that a man had to pay for refusing a woman’s proposal on the 29th of February – he should buy you an expensive silk dress!
Be prepared The chances are that he will say ‘yes’, but do be prepared for a ‘no’ or a ‘maybe later’. Either way, it is good to have a response ready. Now we know what the other half have to go through!
Timing The setting and the timing is important, so avoid bringing it up when he’s in a hurry, is tired or if his football team has just lost the match.
Ring If your man doesn’t normally wear rings or you’re unsure whether he will, try to find some other token.
Too soon If you’ve known each other for less than a year it’s probably not a good idea to bring up the idea of marriage – even if it may mean waiting another four years for the opportunity.