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This Is When Your Partner Is Most Likely To Propose This Holiday Season

This Is When Your Partner Is Most Likely To Propose This Holiday Season

In case you hadn't noticed, nowadays Christmas might as well be re-named proposal season.

We don't know if it's the feel-good vibes or the dutch courage brought about by all those Crimbo tipples, but the festive season always sees a surge in proposals - with around 100,000 engagements happening across the UK each year.

So, if you're waiting for your partner to pop the question, we'd recommend having a fresh mani at around this time...

But if you're after the specifics, one wedding planning app has worked out the most likely days they will get on one knee, right down to the weekend.

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The festive period is the most common time to pop the question (Credit: Pixabay)
The festive period is the most common time to pop the question (Credit: Pixabay)

The app found that 40 per cent of engagements occurred between Christmas Eve and Valentine's Day - giving Mr or Mrs Right a window of just a couple of months to pluck up the courage.

Half of those engagements happen between 21st December and New Years Eve, while the champagne is flowing and the mistletoe is still well and truly up on every doorway.

Getting even more specific, the weekend of the 21st and 22nd of December looks to be the most engagement heavy for 2019, with a mighty 10 per cent of all proposals set to happen on this date.

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This is probably because Christmas falls mid-week this year, so people are likely to seize the weekend beforehand to make any romantic gestures they have up their sleeves.

Your romantic proposal could be in the works much like Rio's was for Kate (Credit: Instagram/ Kate Wright)
Your romantic proposal could be in the works much like Rio's was for Kate (Credit: Instagram/ Kate Wright)

Hamish Shephard, founder of leading wedding app Bridebook.co.uk, said: "With over 2/3 of UK engaged couples using the Bridebook app, we can see clear patterns emerging from data and insights from hundreds of thousands of couples.

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"Look out for the tell tale signs - secret phone-calls and emails, special trips being planned, a sudden interest in jewellery...

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"Proposing over the holiday period means celebrating with all the family during such a feel good period. Its the most wonderful time of the year! Christmas lights, mulled wine and candle-light set the perfect romantic scene for a secret surprise proposal."


But if Christmas doesn't end with them getting down on one knee, fear not.

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The bridal app adds that 2020 will see a shift in pattern from previous years, and we should expect a second wave of proposals to take place on the 29th of February.

You might have to take the reins though, as since the 5th century, the 29th is the traditional day that women propose to men during the leap year.

And it only comes about every four years, so you can hedge your bets that there will be a surge in ladies plucking up the courage this year.

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Could you be one of them?

Featured Image Credit: Pixabay

Topics: Weddings, Christmas, Life News, Life, engagement, marriage

Joanna Freedman

Joanna is a journalist at Tyla with a particular interest in highlighting women's issues and telling inspiring first person stories. She's also their resident foodie, and loves covering exciting new beauty launches, too. Contact her at [email protected]