The business of proposing.

Proposing is not as easy as i thought. I have not proposed before because i am still single, however, i noticed a few things to do with proposing. The science of proposing if any rotates about surprises. The surprise is usually a compelling factor to the “yes i will marry you.” The immediate statement is mine and has not been justified “scientifically.” Away from the science aspect, proposing is business altogether. Most people take time to plan for the proposal in the most unique and surprising way, mostly it is done without the hint or knowledge of the lady. The only place i have seen a lady propose to a man is some comedy somewhere. It also came as a surprise. So the proposing is planned, organized, managed and financially catered for like any business.

The issue of proposal however is not spontaneous, it doesn’t just happen without being triggered by an outside factor. As a matter of fact, nobody can propose when terms are not good between the parties lest the dreaded no come with the proposal. Proposals are mostly done within or on festive seasons when things are mostly good. Most proposals are done with meaning attached to the specific date it is usually done. Some decide to do it on the birthday of one of the parties, others decide to do it on the very date they met and many more unique dates of meaning to the parties.

Statista has however discovered that majority of the proposals are usually done on certain festive moments and dates. History serves me right that some of the ceremonies are pagan and a brainwash to those that decide to worship them. Below are the findings:


The data might shock you. Most men love to propose on Christmas eve and as you know it, millions of them could have been made by now. For ladies, they mostly wish it be done on valentines day and preferably the day they met with the boyfriend. Close to that, ladies prefer the proposal date to be on new year’s eve and mostly it is because they usually prefer it to be one of the objectives they are looking to achieving within the year.

Marriage is good. Both men and women look forward to that day when they will become somebody’s wife or husband. The truth is that the details of the proposal and marriage matter more to the lady as opposed to the man. So when you plan to propose and preferably marry, as a man choose the right date and time.

Geoffrey Ndege

Geoffrey Ndege

Geoffrey Ndege is the Editor and topical contributor for the Daily Focus. He writes in the areas of Science, Manufacturing, Technology, Innovation, Governance, Management and International Emerging Issues. For featuring, promotions or support, reach out to us at
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