February 29, 2012…ahh leap day!
However, for some women wishing their guy would just propose already, it’s their lucky day! In some cultures, it is considered acceptable and tradition for a woman to propose marriage to her guy on Leap Day February 29.
Unlucky for the guy, if he declines, then he is obligated to give the woman money or buy her a dress! In upper-class Europe, if the man refuses marriage, he then must purchase 12 pairs of gloves for the woman. The gloves are to hide the woman’s embarrassment of not having an engagement ring. In Ireland, the tradition is supposed to originate from a deal that Saint Bridget struck with Saint Patrick.
So ladies, will you pull an Amy Adams and propose to your guy on Leap Day?