Is Leap year of any significance to you ?? time is running out how many ladies will take the opportunity to propose to their boyfriends this year? or just someone you had your eye on, now that would be daring
Can a woman propose to her man on a leap year Yes she can, so where did this tradition come from, it is said it first started in the 5th century in the beautiful island of Ireland when St. Bridget complained about waiting too long for men to propose, St Patrick’s reply was that on this one day 29th February woman could propose to the man.
Time is running out Monday 29th will you be proposing ? want to tell us of your experience drop me a email, some might say its a lot of nonsense however for the romantics it is a nice bit of folklore.
In the modern world views are so different some may say it is ridiculous that a woman can only propose every four years.
Some of our celebraties do all the proposing woman such as Zsa Zsa Gabor who was married nine times claims she asked all of them.
It would take a strong confident woman to ask as after all there is always the possibility of rejection so if you can handle a possible no, go for it.
It could be said that perhaps the woman should do the proposing as they do all the planning for it, unless you have signed up for the show “Don’t tell the bride” where everything is left to the man to plan including the dress, then usually it is the woman that do all the planning.
I am a traditionalist I guess and as such I always feel the man should do the asking however times have changed so perhaps I now reside in the minority.
I think leap year proposals is quite a fancy notion and a bit of fun to, it is also a bit different and lets face it for something so old it keeps coming round every four years and there is always a buzz about proposing.
I am a firm believer in marriage despite ending up divorced however these days when your read the papers many celebrities seem to be married for such a short time.
Marriage here in the UK was on the decline however from around 2012 saw it making a come back and it seems to be increasing each year.
A couple of fun customs I came across and I found quite strange was if your propose and its a no then the man has to give you a kiss, buy you a silk dress and 12 pairs of gloves
Or if you are in Finland and get a no then you get a fine fabric dress, who comes up with these traditions, you live in Greece it is considered bad luck to get married in a leap year.
If you are a t.v or celebrity you may know good old Judge Judy ( Judy Shenlin) her proposal got her second husband back in 1978 despite that marriage ending in divorce she remarried him once more.
Unlike Halle Berry who asked her ex husband David to marry her sadly it only lasted four years.
So what will you being doing on February 29th not looking to propose then why not have a night with the girls and watch the movie Leap Year I just love that movie and it is certainly worth watching.
If you are proposing and get a yes why not get some tips on wedding planning or should you want to ask any questions or share your moments just drop me a message