Would You Propose?

It’s a leap year and ever since its introduction some 2000 years ago, the 29th February has been associated with folklore and traditional customs, especially proposals.

According to an old Irish legend, St Bridget struck a deal with St Patrick to allow women to propose to men, on the leap day. So every four years, women can propose to men and under this tradition, if a man refuses, there is a penalty to pay. But, do these old traditions really have a place in today’s society?

As someone who asked her husband to marry her, I am that person who throws out old chauvinistic traditions. However, among my peers, there is something belittling about asking a man to marry them. They would never take the bull by the horns and handle the rejection. Proposing to a man is seen as desperate and uncouth. So they will wait and wait and wait and wait until finally the awaited question is asked.

I am too impatient to wait and personally find it a waste of time. If you know you want to marry that person, what does it matter who asks? Liberate yourselves and go pop that question!!!

Bunty

 

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