Jessica( absolutely no truth to the rumors real reputation) is about to ask her lover to marry her – 29 February is a date when, according to tradition, ladies can propose to their partners. While Jessica prepares for the large-hearted instant, she and seven other women who popped the issues to share their narratives.
“We’ve talked about marriage a lot and we know we want to get married but I decided to do it on 29 February, since that’s genuine to tradition, ” says Jessica, who live in Bristol.
She has had photos taken of her stands at five places in the city that are significant to her and her lover, holding up mansions that spell out, “Will you marry me? “
After showing her marriage the photos, she plans to get down on one knee and propose, then take him to a local saloon where their friends and family will be waiting.
She has even had jewellery specially made, melting an old-time action echoing passed down by her family, and using some of the gold in a bangle for him and a hoop for herself.
“It’s nerve-wracking but exciting, ” she says. “It’s are considerably hard to keep it trade secrets – I think in some ways he knows something’s be happening, but he doesn’t know how it’ll happen yet.”
But Jessica is still an exception to the rule. In a US survey by AP, nearly one in four people said they felt it was not acceptable for the status of women to propose. And out of the respondents who were already married, merely 5% said the woman was the one to propose.
We’ll let you know how Jessica gets on later in the day – but for now here’s what happened when seven other women questioned their partners to marriage them.
The underwater proposal: Emilia Ribeiro – Sao Jose does Campos , Brazil
Rodrigo and I had lived together for five years when I proposed. Neither of us are really into words, so I wanted to propose in a way that would be symbolic, but also speech-less.
We went on a guided scuba diving tour in a river in Bonito. It ceases up below a cascade, where it’s like you’re under a drapery of bubbles.
The diving master facilitated me hide the ring in the scuba diving gear, then when we were behind the cascade I swam towards Rodrigo with the ring. He was really surprised!
Everybody thought it was a refrigerate feeling – firstly because I proposed, and secondly because it was underwater.
We’re now married but Rodrigo likes to joke that he never said actually yes to my proposal[ since we were underwater at the time ].
Society is designed so the man needs to propose to the woman – but the man proposing doesn’t stimulate your wedding more or less romantic.
Women need to be confident – people can garbage so much better season thinking, “When is he going to propose to me? ” and creating lots of expectancies. I think if you want something done, you can go out there and do it yourself.