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Modern marriage proposal not only male domain

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.

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