Posted on | July 26, 2011 | Comments Off
“Will you marry me?"So, Ladies? Did Valentine's Day pass with out your longtime adore popping the question? Take heart! Thanks to St.A Bridget nagging St. Patrick inside the 5th century about women having to wait so lengthy for a man to propose,A you've one day each 4 years to do the man you love the greatest wedding favor of his life? Yes, indeed!A Every single February 29, you've the correct naygreen dresses, the duty! to ask theA procrastinator you adore for those who can make him the happiest man on earth. CheckA the calendar, girls. February 29th is eleven days away. Time to program tips on how to pin down that man!
OK. So it's 2008, and evolved, confident women have been proposing to men whenever they felt like it. But there was a time when rules of courtship had been pretty strict, and traditionally girls were only allowed to ask the major question on that 1 day every four years. Before that, I guessA women couldn't even ask at all, which apparently led St. Bridget to bug St. Patrick sufficient that he eased the restriction. In what was clearly an outpouring of generosity on his portion, ladies would now have 24 hours each four years to legallyA request theA hand of her honey. The very first documentation of this law dates back to 1288, when Scotland passed a law allowing girls to propose to the man of their choice in that year. And get this! They also made a law that any man who declined a proposal in a leap year had to pay a fine. Prior to you get started writing your congressman with this idea the fine could range from a kiss to payment for a silk dress or a pair of gloves. I guess back then a pair of gloves could possibly cost a year's salary, but a kiss? Come on, now! What woman would accept a kiss from a man who just, in essence, told her she sucks?
In America, the tradition is alive and well February 29th is referred to as Sadie Hawkins Day, when females have the right to run following unmarried men to propose. Naturally, it makes you look much less insane for those who have a guy picked out and thoroughly evaluatedA rather thanA scouring the streets in search of empty ring fingers to slap on an engagement ring.A Whatever your technique this February 29th, I wish you luck!
You created the ask and he said, “Yes!"So go and invest in that wedding dress.