British men have shown that they are more comfortable breaking
with tradition than their female counterparts when it comes to
getting down on one knee, as over 90% said they would accept if
their partner asked them to marry them.
Only 1% of men surveyed thought a woman popping the question was
totally unacceptable, while 10% said they would accept but would
feel uncomfortable and embarrassed. Just over 0.5% of all women
said they had definite plans to propose this leap day.
The poll by four-star hotel group QHotels found that 67% of
women thought it was completely acceptable for a woman to propose
to a man, while a further 23% thought it was fine, but would never
Men from London were the most likely to reject a proposal this
February 29th, with 11% saying they would give an
outright no and less than 70% saying they would accept without
hesitation or feeling embarrassed
QHotels carried out the survey to discover couples' leap year
Claire Rowland, Director of Marketing at QHotels, commented: "We
pride ourselves on taking inspiration from our guests and we're
seeing more proposals at our hotels than ever before. So we decided
to find out a bit more about how Brits are planning to pop the
question this leap year.
"The research showed that most couples want to create a unique,
romantic setting that is personal to them and short breaks and
getaways were the third most popular option for getting down on one
knee, which means our beautiful and historic hotels make the
perfect venues. As well as the leap year research we've been asking
people to share their proposal stories with us on social media
using #shesaidyes and #isaidyes, judging by how many men would say
yes if their partner asked them to get married, we'll also be
asking for #hesaidyes stories as well."
Back to news and blog
There are no comments on the post yet. Be the first.
All required fields are marked with a *
Please enter your email address here so that we can send you our latest offers. We promise not to bombard your inbox but simply keep you up to date with QHotels best offers.