It would seem when it comes to getting the perfect proposal the focus should be Location, Location, Location.
According to a recent survey women across the UK have revealed the location is more important than the ring, when it comes to a perfect proposal.
Thirty four per cent of people in the UK 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.
Four in ten Brits even declared Valentine’s Day the worst time of year to pop the question.
The study by AttractionTix.co.uk revealed that on average, women expect the proposal to cost a whopping £1250 – and that’s without adding the cost of the ring.
And 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.
By Tina Calder, Excalibur Press
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