Put a Ring On It: Today is National Proposal Day


Now here’s a made-up holiday we can get behind.

Apparently, today is not only the first day of spring, it’s also National Proposal Day. And while the day may elicit actual proposals, the point is more to inspire the putting-a-ring-on-it conversation by encouraging couples to “raise the subject of marriage proposals in a light-hearted and non-threatening manner” and “get a glimpse of how the person you love might feel about a marriage proposal,” says ProposalDay.com.

Proposal Day creator John Michael O’Loughlin came up with the holiday because he was frustrated by his cousin’s boyfriend who hadn’t yet popped the question after years of dating. O’Loughlin also names his most eligible bachelor and bachelorette each Proposal Day. This year’s picks? Prince Harry and Taylor Swift, with runners up Leonardo DiCaprio and Emma Stone. Good choices, indeed.

Ideas on how to actually broach the topic are not included nor does the Proposal Day website suggest playing “Single Ladies” on repeat until your beau gets the hint … but, not-yet-engaged ladies could always email him this story, right?

As for our brides-to-be, celebrate the holiday by sending us your proposal stories and ring pics, so we can feature you in our next “PW Reader’s Ring”!

PS: Happy spring!

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