If you’ve been with your man for years with not so much as a sniff of a proposal, you’re probably well aware that today is traditionally the day that women can propose.
Never mind dropping hints the size of a small planet or wondering if the only way he’ll take notice is with a sledgehammer to spell it out, today it is positively encouraged for women to drop down on one knee and utter those four little words – “Will you marry me?!”
One person who decided to take the plunge and propose is Louise Barrett, who blogs over at http://www.louisebarrett.co.uk/blog. and tweets as
“We were at home when I said to him – you know we have a holiday booked in September but we don’t fly till the Sunday? Shall we get married on the Saturday?!
We had been going out for 2 years, and he had no idea that I was going to propose.
I was nervous, but fairly confident he would say yes.
I thought he would be surprised because we hadn’t discussed it before. His face was a picture once it had sunk in what I was saying. We then went on to drink 2 bottles of wine and ring to tell everyone. It was the days before facebook and twitter so there was no internet announcement, we actually had to talk to people!
This was in 2000, so we celebrate 12 years of marriage in September.
We have had some ups and downs, but I am glad I did it though, as if I had left it to him I would still be waiting! He is my best friend and I wouldn’t want to be with anyone else.”
Congratulations on being brave enough to take the plunge Louise, and for talking to me and sharing your experiences – it sounds like a wonderful marriage that you have.
So, for all those wondering whether they should just ask themselves, go and do it as you never know – the answer might just be yes!