Too many marriage proposals in New Year

United States
January 4, 2012 8:53am CST
OK, I just don't get why someone will wait to propose in the beginning of the year? What's the big deal to propose on New Year's day? Why not December 31st? Just curious that's all. In every header I read, it says this person propose this person on New Year. So anyone else who wants to propose again will have to wait till next year? I'm sure the ring maker industries are rich this time of the year:).
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@alberello (4755)
• Italy
5 Jan 12
But maybe you know this thing is done right for a custom, nothing more. Instill in one year there are 365 days left (even the 2012 is a leap year, therefore, 366). I think perhaps a matter propitiatory, or something.
• Canada
4 Jan 12
I think a lot of people that are considering a proposal, plan to do it around a special occasion - birthday, Valentine's Day or especially Christmas. Some of it might have to do with a ring being a big and rather expensive gift, in a lot of cases, so they buy it at Christmas (or, as you suggest, New Year's). Also, families tend to gather together to celebrate holidays so a proposal might be desirable in front of us much of the family as possible. Now, on the flip side, I think a lot of females "expect" a holiday proposal. If they've talked at all about marriage, many assume that the engagement ring will be their Christmas gift. I do agree that it can be nice to do it at another time, when the proposal is a special and singular event... but I think some of the holiday proposals are simply financially driven.
@nezavisima (7418)
• Bulgaria
4 Jan 12
Well obviously they want on this day because this is one nice holiday and want to welcome the new year in a very pleasant atmosphere and be with your loved one. maybe because I think with whom meet the new year and how we will meet as you go throughout the year at least I think so. but it's nice when people decide to commit. very interesting topic. nice day!