Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and we bet there are many gals hoping to get a ring on the big day. And while some guys will make the decision to pop the question all by themselves, it seems a lot of women have taken matters into their own hands to help things along.
A new survey finds:
- 54% of people say they’ve dropped hints to try and get their S.O. to propose.
- It takes an average of 36 hints over eight months to get a proposal.
- The most common proposal hints include:
- “Accidentally” sending texts or emails with advertisements for rings (59%)
- Purposefully put on shows or movies about weddings to spark a conversation (45%)
- Enlist friends start talking about engagements (38%)
- Leave open tabs/websites about weddings (37%)
- Go shopping together and casually pointed out rings (31%)
- Bring up a conversation about engagement rings (28%)
- Talk about favorite styles of rings (26%)
- Make clear the ring size that was needed (18%)
- Outright say they wanted to get engaged (18%)
- Talk or joke about being married in the future or refer to things that would happen “when we’re married” (11%)
- But if these hints don’t work, some people are not above taking matters into their own hands.
- In fact, 49% of people got tired of waiting so they decided to propose themselves.
- When it comes to their actual proposal, 75% of people say there’s nothing they would change about it.
- Interestingly, 51% of people say the most important thing about the proposal is the ring, with only 17% saying it’s the person saying “yes.”