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About to propose? Here's what you need to know


Friday marks the collision of two unlikely and rare events: A full solar eclipse and national proposal day. Oh boy.

The holidays (There are actually two marriage proposal holidays, both of which fall on equinoxes) were invented by a gentleman named John Michael O'Loughlin. The holidays were created as a means to get people who have been lingering in relationships to finally pop the question.
O'Loughlin told Savings.com that he chose the equinoxes to represent “the equal efforts of the two required to comprise the successful marriage." Great!

To mark this holiday, David's Bridal surveyed women for their "What on Brides' Minds" survey and came up with some interesting findings.

So if you're thinking about popping the big question, or suspect your partner might be proposing, here are four things you need to know about engagements:
1) Getting down on one knee...
According to the David’s Bridal survey most women (54%) would prefer to have a one-of-a-kind totally unforgettable proposal, more than a knockout of a ring.
If you need any ideas…

2) To selfie or not to selfie?

Can you guess what percentage of women said that they would brag about their engagement on social media? A whopping 60% of women said that they shared their proposal on social media, and no it wasn't just to make you feel bad.
Even more staggering? 37% of women said they did it within an hour and only one in five women waited a week before sharing the news on social.
3) "How did you two meet?"
Believe it or not most of the women who participated in the survey said they met their match the old fashioned way-- IN PERSON.

That’s right. A grand 50% of these humans met their other human either through a friend (23%) or through a job or school (27%).
4) When's the date?
When David’s Bridal asked women how long they waited to officially tie the knot with their partner the results were assuring.

Most women, about 29% of them, waited six months to a year before marrying.

However we admire either the efficiency or hastiness of the 5% of women who waited less than three months to say “I do!” (now that sounds like a fun wedding).

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