A study has found that nearly 1 in 4 women has turned down at least one proposal in their lifetime Getting married is a big step, so it’s only natural to feel hesitant – and even a bit sweaty – when you’re proposing.
Almost one third (29%) of women would turn down their partner just on the basis of the proposal itself being poor. So, if you’re planning on proposing this Valentine’s Day , you’d better make it a good one.
Top 10 reasons for turning down a marriage proposal:
- I wasn’t certain they were the one
- It just didn’t feel right
- I don’t/didn’t want to get married
It didn’t feel like they meant it
I didn’t think we’d been in a relationship long enough
We’d already split up and they were trying to win me back
I was worried about what other people would think
I didn’t think we could afford it
I thought it was a joke
I didn’t think my partner was taking it seriously enough.What do women want? While the majority of women are romantics, with 52% wanting the traditional ‘down on one knee’ proposal, 20% would like an ‘all-singing, all-dancing’ proposal. Another 15% would prefer a proposal which is slightly more unusual and unique to them. Where are the most popular places to propose?The study found the most romantic destinations for proposing to a partner are Paris,Venice and Rome. For those looking to propose closer to home; the Lake District was deemed most popular, with Scottish locations also being rated highly.