Friday, 10 February 2017

Lovestruck Brits Reveal the Best Places to Pop the Question

Millions of women say that the location is more important than the ring, when it comes to a perfect proposal, according to a new survey.

Thirty four per cent of Brits picked the position of the proposal as the most important element, and 31 per cent said the ring was number-one.

And a third also said they'd be put off if the accompanying speech wasn't sentimental enough. The study of 2,950 Brits was conducted by attraction and tour ticket provider, whose Love Location Specialist Cindy Lau said: "It's definitely not good news for those planning on proposing this Valentine's Day.

"But February still came out as one of the most popular months to propose, so we wanted to investigate what we really want when it comes to this massive life moment.

"And as nearly one in 10 Brits said that photo opportunities are key to a perfect proposal, we wanted to help lovebirds choose the right location that offers the best scenery and photo opportunities."

On average, women expect the proposal to cost a whopping £1250 – and that's without adding the cost of the ring. Huge crowds are to be avoided at all costs – with four other people present the perfect number for an intimate, yet memorable moment.

Men of few words are also in luck – while their proposal speeches should be heartfelt and sentimental, they don't need to be long – women think the question should be asked within two and a half minutes.The most popular month for proposals was December, followed by February, and then January – and this is despite 48 per cent of the nation saying they'd most like to be proposed to on a sunny day.

Two thirds of respondents said that a sentimental location like the site of a first date would be the best place for a proposal. And over half picked a theme park or landmark for the site of the big question.

Cindy Lau said: "It's nerve-wracking enough having to do a convincing speech and the last thing you want is your big moment being ruined by bustling crowds."

"Using our expert location knowledge, we created a handy guide to the best and worst places to propose, which can be found here"


A sentimental location
A famous landmark
A theme park
A beach
A sporting event


At a surprise engagement party
At home
At work
At a family event
At a restaurant

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