Choosing the perfect time to pop the question is just as important as selecting the ring and the location of your proposal. With 37% of proposals taking place between November and February, it’s safe to say that proposal season is well underway.
To mark the beginning of this very romantic period, we’re here to share a rundown of the most popular dates for proposing, so which one will you choose?
The last days of proposal season are also the most popular time to pop the question, with Valentine’s Day the date when most ask that fateful question.
A V-Day proposal hasn’t always been the most popular, however. The most romantic day of the year only made it to the top spot during the Covid-19 pandemic, with lockdowns and the lack of interaction with family and friends over the festive period thought to be the causes of the shift.
With romance already in the air, those popping the question also have an easier time when planning a Valentine’s Day proposal as Martha Stewart explains:
“It’s trendy now for men to make the proposal into a big, imaginative, original production, and asking this big question on Valentine’s Day may make your man feel pressured to compete with the craziness. On the other hand, he won’t have to do much more to make the proposal really special – the theme is already built into the day.”
New Year’s Day
Start the New Year as you mean to go on by making your partner a fiancée for 2023. A proposal on New Year’s Day is actually more popular than a New Year’s Eve engagement, despite all the fanfare of the iconic countdown.
With Covid restrictions, a thing of the past, Christmas Day proposals are growing increasingly popular once more. A Christmas Day proposal really is the icing on the cake of an occasion known for sharing good times and making great memories with all those closest to you.
Surprise your loved ones on Christmas Day as well as your fiancée-to-be by popping the question on Christmas Eve.
There are so many great Christmas proposal ideas that will guarantee an extra special moment between just the two of you. Plan to get down on one knee underneath the mistletoe or in front of the Christmas tree at home, or head outdoors to put the big question in lights or for a romantic walk with a very happy ending.
When will you pop the question?
You don’t have to choose one of the popular proposal dates above to pop that very special question of your own. Your partner’s birthday or the anniversary of when you met are both great choices. Make things even more sentimental by proposing at a location that means the most to you both.
The easiest way to plan the perfect proposal is of course with a little input from your partner, but this doesn’t have to ruin the surprise. If you’re ready for marriage, you’ll find yourself naturally gravitating towards conversations about engagement, so take note!
Family members and friends are also fantastic sources of guidance for those looking to make their big proposal as personal as possible.