It seems that Valentine’s Day doesn’t have a thing on Christmas Day when it comes to romantically surprising the girl of your dreams and proposing. According to an article in USA Today, Christmas 2011 was certainly the time to pop the question. One guy said that it felt particularly appropriate because everyone’s in a good mood; there is lots of family around and it’s always nice to be near to those you love on this special, momentous occasion, so why not combine the two?
As well, according to NY professional proposal planner Sarah Pease, gets around one or two inquiries a week from grooms-to-be but from Thanksgiving it’s usually around one or two a day with most of them thinking about getting down on one knee from December onwards until the Christmas and New Year season.
It seems like people are still traditionalists at heart when it comes to romance and proposing, according to Pease. People like doing the engagement-ring under the tree fanfare. As well, diamond dealers see a huge jump in sales around this time. There are also celebrity proposals around this time too – it certainly makes a great publicity stunt!
So overall, December seems to be the month to get a wife. Of the close to 40 percent of proposals that take place between November to February, 16 percent of these take place in December.