an Irish tradition is for women to propose to men on Leap Day.
but sharideth, why didn’t you write this post for Leap Day like a normal person?
*sigh* because how boring and predictable is that? and also because i didn’t think of it until a friend texted me this weekend.
if a lass (preferably a ginger according to me) asks a man to marry her on Leap Day and he refuses, he has to give her a silk gown. the obvious question being “why don’t we all do this repeatedly to total strangers until we have a silky new wardrobe worthy of Angelina Jolie’s leg?” ladies, you have four years to scope out guys with good taste.
of course the people who hate this tradition are women who rage about it being anti-feminists (because women should be asking men to marry them all the time) and are probably forever alone.
while i think this particular tradition is kind of adorable, i’m not a big fan of women proposing.
hypocrite. you are a raging, psychotic hypocrite.
i know. but read me out. yes, i proposed to Craig. but it wasn’t planned. it was in my 76′ Toyota Celica and it went like this:
C: what can i do to make you happy? (he was just being romantic, i was already happy.)
me: marry me.
C: i thought i got to ask that.
me: fine. then ask. (and he was never romantic again.)
it wasn’t a forced senario. it was just a thing. that happened. and somehow worked out.
i don’t think a woman should go through the big production of proposing to a man. it really is his job. it not only shows leadership and confidence, it offers a sense of security by demonstrating the ability to put himself out there on her behalf.
it also shows her a whole lot of respect. it’s just how it’s done.
i may have pulled a me and jumped the gun (we had only been dating for 2 weeks), but Craig took control immediately and handled the ring buying and timing of everything else. i’m not sure i would have married him if he hadn’t. unless she’s got some serious control issues, no woman wants to be responsible for the entire future of the relationship.
so guys, four years from now, if the girl you love hits one knee and proposes, say yes if you were already going to ask her anyway, but immediately man up and buy her a ring. and make sure you’re wearing pants.
ladies, unless you really want to have the support of a quirky holiday behind you, let him ask. if he can’t, or won’t, you’ve got bigger problems than lack of a ring.
guys, what are your thoughts on women proposing? how would you react to that?
ladies, ever thought about this? would you do it?