Posted Sun Jul 10, 2011 04:30 AM
You know what? It still does. Yes, there are women proposing to men, some of them famous, like Jennifer Hudson, and some of them not so famous, like my friend Rudi who proposed to her now-husband over dinner with a home-made book.
But, why isn't it more frequent? After all, the true surprise proposal (where the couple has never even discussed getting married before) is pretty much a thing of the past (thankfully). Today, most couples have already discussed the fact that they plan to get married, they may already be living together, and then the woman sits around and waits for the guy to ask before she considers herself officially engaged.
Why is that? Is it just about the ring? Is it about tradition? Are women worried they'll "scare" guys?
Over on OneWed this month we're running a great contest. Women tell us how they would (or will, or did) propose to their guy and they can win matching platinum wedding bands from jewelry designer Kirk Kara. The rings are worth $4,500, and they're gorgeous!
What do you think should women propose, or should men still do the asking?
Posted Wed Oct 05, 2011 04:08 PM
However I must add, that in my opinion all such liberty must come with the onus of equivalent responsibility attached, we don't want to create inequality here, do we ?
I personally would be happy, if a woman would propose to me (seriously), if she thinks, she and I are a great match and life together would be a superb idea. What would my reaction be, if that happened ? Well, try me...
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Posted Thu Nov 17, 2011 07:54 PM
In short.....Yes, Yes, and Yes.
Guys seem to scare more easily than women and unless the topic of marriage is something already discussed and agreed on, then the woman (or me) fears getting turned down or worse, dumped. I do feel that an engagement is not truly official until the ring has been given.
But as to whether or not I think a woman should or could propose, I say absolutely. If you feel comfortable doing it, then go for it.
Posted Sun Nov 27, 2011 05:39 AM
But since I'm old fashioned, I'd rather have the guy propose to me than me propose to him. Personally, I wouldn't feel comfortable doing it.
Posted Sun Nov 27, 2011 03:51 PM
personally tho even if im quite far from wantin marriage or knowin what i want, its romantic to imagine that moment where someone ya cant be without tells ya they feel the same way and they wanna love on ya 4evah...regardless of who says it first.
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Posted Wed Dec 21, 2011 07:47 PM
He did buy me a beautiful ring the day after ....as well as a delicious meal lol !!