OPINION: On the weekend my boyfriend and I discussed marriage proposals.
No Mum, we aren't getting engaged anytime soon but we were having a great chat about the traditions surrounding tying the knot.
"Would you ever propose to me?" he asked.
"Not unless you had a disease which rendered you unable to speak for yourself," I replied, without much thought.
He laughed, I laughed, discussion over. But it did get me thinking, what is so wrong with a woman asking a man to marry her?
Nothing, is the simple answer.
So why did I immediately shut him down?
I embrace most modern traditions. I microwave food, I like self-serve checkouts, I'm a professional Facebook stalker and I have never lived in a house without a computer.
No doubt I am culturally predisposed to thinking about proposals in this way, like many other Western women.
A marriage proposal often involves someone doing something incredibly special for the person they love and anyone can do that.
Don't wait for a leap year ladies, if you like it put a ring on it.
Giving is just as great as getting.