So as I was reading through some recent wedding statistics, I read the following, "99% of grooms do the proposing," which left me wondering: Is that all? I would have thought that 100% of grooms do the proposing...Are there really women out there that have proposed to their men?
In every other way, gender roles have changed over the past few decades, where women have fought hard for their rights and their equality. Women now are often the bread-winners in the house, run successful companies, and have every right that a man has. But the timeless, romantic tradition of a groom proposing to his bride seems as if it would be the one "inequality" that would withstand the test of time...but surprisingly , the thought-pattern is shifting.
According to some recent polls, 6 out of 10 Americans believe that the man should not always have to be the one to propose marriage. Almost half (48%) of women said that they would consider proposing marriage to their man! And 8 out of 10 men said that, if asked by a woman, would accept a marriage proposal. For more stats, and to read a real-life female proposal click here. For a thread on some more real-life opinions and stories on the topic, click here.
I also found out that in some cultures, Leap Year Day (February 29th) is the one day where it is considered "OK" for a woman to ask for her man's hand in marriage. Read more about it here.
What do you think? Do you know any women who have proposed to their future husbands? Have you proposed to your future husband? Post your comments!
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Tom Santilli has been in the Detroit wedding industry since 2002, and in that time has established himself as one of the top in his field. His company, Complete Video Solutions , was named as the #1 Best Wedding Videographer in Detroit by local brides and Channel 4 FIVE consecutive years and is currently inducted into TheKnot.com's "Vendor Hall of Fame." He also has won several awards for his wedding production, and is a member of WEVA (Wedding & Event Videographers Association.) As the Detroit Wedding Examiner, he has helped hundreds of brides with their weddings, with a local knowledge not found anywhere else. Being in the industry for so long, he is an expert in all areas of wedding planning, not just videography. He welcomes your questions, article suggestions, or feedback, and he can be reached