Three-fourths of Americans say it would be fine for the woman to do the proposing, in theory.
This isn’t a new thing, the last few years there has been an increasing amount of women who want to get married (or just have a wedding) so the woman will propose…
Now, I’m all for breaking traditions, and going after what you want. I’m also about maintaining images and not showing a weakness. Yes, it does LOOK weak to have a woman on one knee asking a man to marry her. Impatient, rushing, desperate… words that will be said. Guys were all good letting you be a boss, earning more money, not have kids, but having him stand there, with his hand stretched out, while a woman is on one knee…emasculating. If a man does not want that moment taken from them, STEP UP and take hold of your lady.
Women have this clock, and the closer to the socially accepted deadline she gets ,the louder the tick. Marriage, career, kids, traveling the world- some of the things that come with a certain age to be done. Marriage, isn’t on the top of a man’s “to-do” list, usually not even in a tops 5. Now, no one wants to wait forever and granted, as long as a woman is acting like a “wife”, well- why buy the cow if you can get the milk for free?! The mans purpose is to love, protect, and provide which a husband should do regardless of whom proposed to whom. I’m not getting into that “bible says” stuff cause its a never-ending argument.
FYI; men won’t wear a “man-gagement” ring, most guys feel weird wearing the wedding band.
Aaannnd because this needed to be weirder; women who were proposed to, 46 percent said they would be willing to split the cost of an engagement ring…
So which side are you on? Should traditional role’s stick and men propose to women, or have times changed enough for women to get down on one knee?