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How many women will pop the question across North Yorkshire


6:19am 29th February 2012
(Updated 6:20am 29th February 2012)

Four in ten men would actually love to be proposed to by their girlfriends and a third of woman say they would happily propose to their boyfriend.

2012 is a leap year and surprisingly only one in eight men would now be embarrassed if their girlfriend proposed to them.

Only 5% of men plan would say no to a proposal because their girlfriend isn't the one for them.

The long-held tradition that women can propose to their boyfriends on each Leap Year dates back to the fifth century - and research released today shows 1 in 3 single women are considering following this tradition and asking their boyfriend to marry them.

The survey showed that the 20% of women scared of rejection need not fear as instead of men running for the hills after a proposal from their loved one, 40% of men would be more than happy to accept and two thirds of men wouldn't even be embarrassed with this turning of the tables. I

It looks like the majority of women may get their happy ending in 2012, with only 5% of men saying no to a proposal because their girlfriend isn't the one for them.

The research also reveals who the loved up pair are likely to reveal the happy news to first following an accepted proposal, with mothers coming out on top.

Although the ring is still key for most when thinking about the perfect engagement, being proposed to whilst on holiday in the Caribbean is not far behind, with more than a third of couples also hoping to spend their wedding and honeymoons in the Caribbean too.

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