The Leap Year Proposal

The Leap Year Proposal

If you aren’t already familiar with leap years, they occur every four years, where February has 29 days instead of 28.  Well, 2016 just happens to be one of those years.  So what’s so special about proposing on February 29th?  An old Irish folk tale states that proposing on this day could bring good luck, but only if done a certain way.

Proposers are free to propose wherever they like, and however they like, but there’s one catch.  On this one day, every four years, women propose to men, instead of the other way around.  This gives women the power to take matters into their own hands when they feel ready to take the next step, but their partners just aren’t taking the hint.  Some relationships are extremely nontraditional to begin with, so a leap year proposal could even be an extension of that.  If you’re the type of woman to take these matters into your own hands anyways, this could be a good reason to “take the leap.”  There are a few things to consider, however.  For starters, some men might feel slightly imasculated and taken aback by a woman proposing.  Also, if he’s scared into a “no,” the relationship could take a tumble.  Like any proposal, though, what matters is that the relationship is in a solid place, and that both partners love each other enough to last a lifetime.

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About Megan Ellis

My love for all things wedding and romance led me to The Yes Girls in 2015, where I was given the opportunity to share my current "swoons" weekly via The Yes Girls' blog. I'm currently going to school for design, in hopes of combining my passions and helping couples convey their love stories in the perfect way!

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