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Is It OK For the Girl to Propose?


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#16    FlyingAngel

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 09:24 PM

Yeah, woman proposes... and a man better do the cooking, dishes and babysit as well

Edited by FlyingAngel, 05 December 2012 - 09:25 PM.


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Posted 05 December 2012 - 09:34 PM

Results from MSN said every guy wasn't a fan of the woman proposing deal. I tend to agree...a woman proposing to me would make me wonder what the hell is going on, and if there's something wrong with her, might even seem like she's uber clingy as well.


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Posted 05 December 2012 - 09:42 PM

Hmmm... I think the OP's question is a really good one.

Never really thought about it before, I guess.
"Tradition"(the male proposing) has a funny way of influencing society to be regarded as the "norm", though I see no reason for keeping it.


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Posted 06 December 2012 - 12:20 PM

If it is love then it is love. Love knows no boundaries and can even break tradition. I myself do not see any wrong if women propose to their loved one. I find it sweet and brave.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 12:56 PM

i think it's usually the 'girl's'  idea.    They just have a way of making it seem it was our idea!     .. i think it's called entrapment :w00t:

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 12:57 PM

I'm going to propose right before someone proposes to me, just to ruin it for them.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:37 PM

View PostHasina, on 06 December 2012 - 12:57 PM, said:

I'm going to propose right before someone proposes to me, just to ruin it for them.

It just wouldn't work out Hasina... It would be a mixed marriage - you're from Texas and I'm from Oklahoma - just wouldn't work ...

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:39 PM

View PostTaun, on 06 December 2012 - 01:37 PM, said:

It just wouldn't work out Hasina... It would be a mixed marriage - you're from Texas and I'm from Oklahoma - just wouldn't work ...

Sorry...  :D
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Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:42 PM

View PostHasina, on 03 December 2012 - 08:59 PM, said:

Is It OK For the Girl to Propose? No Way, Study Suggests

Despite loosening of gender roles at work and in society as a whole, men and women are remarkably traditional when it comes to marriage, new research finds.
In fact, the study of college students at a liberal-leaning university found that not a single man or woman wanted a proposal in which the woman asked the man to marry her. And while 60 percent of women said they were "very willing" or "somewhat willing" to change their surname to their husband's upon marriage, 64 percent of men said they were "very unwilling" or "somewhat unwilling" to do the same for their wives.
"These topics are something that most people deal with and that most people decide to do in a traditional way," said study researcher Rachael Robnett, a graduate student in psychology at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Source: http://www.livescien...e-marriage.html

I like it on that odd occasion when a woman has the confidence to ask for a date. If I got a proposal off one it wouldnt mind either.

But taking the womans surname is not happening lol.


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Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:55 PM

What if every couple got to decide on a new surname?


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Posted 06 December 2012 - 11:36 PM

It wouldn't mind me if a girl was the one to propose.

But i would be keeping my surname, i'm the last male with it in my family, so i'd like to see it go on.

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:17 AM

View PostHasina, on 03 December 2012 - 08:59 PM, said:

Is It OK For the Girl to Propose? No Way, Study Suggests
It would turn me right off. I'm  the hunter, to begin with. More than likely, with that kind of "assertive" personality, we would not have gotten together in the first place. There's something sexy about passive and demure characteristics. It's just my preference.

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:26 AM

Im sure some women propose, and so they should be able to..

I think women should keep their own name too.. my brother's wife kept hers, and his best man (who was Croatian) was horrified, and in his speech at their wedding he said he didn't approve.. ####head!!!  Their child has my brothers surname though.. these hyphenated names can get rather long, especially if multiple generations do it..





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