National Proposal Day
National Proposal Day:
Celebrated annually on March 20, the National Proposal Day encourages us to stop over-thinking and get down on our knees! Whether you choose to propose love with just the two of you or in front of a huge audience shouldn’t matter!
|2022||20th March||Monday||United States|
|2023||20th March||Wednesday||United States|
|2024||20th March||Thursday||United States|
Related: Other National Days Celebrated on March 20th:
National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
Why Proposal Day?
One line answer would be – “ we are created for love” so fall in love and get married!
The long answer would go like this, have fun reading!
We live in a time where dating is a normal part of our lives and asking someone out for a date requires courage! While getting into a dating relationship is a good thing, many hesitate to move forward towards marriage.
So the Proposal Day is a reminder for all those dating couples to pop the big question!
Proposing marriage to your partner can be emotionally draining as many of us are afraid of the negative outcomes such as what if the person says “NO” or what if the person gets upset and ends the relationship you now have?. It is natural for us to be scared but you wouldn’t want to be dating a person who doesn’t share similar goals, would you?
It is important and healthy to be able to have open-minded and honest conversations about your relationship and its future.
If you are dating for months or years now and you like being with each other then today is an excellent day to propose to your loved one! You will be able to remember the day easily for all your propose-versaries!
It shouldn’t be hard to choose the place and time for your proposal. You could keep it simply classic or plan a huge party based on your partner’s liking!
If your partner’s answer is not ready for marriage yet, try to be considerate and learn why he/she doesn’t want to take the big step now.
If you are single, this day encourages you to look for love!
Proposal Day was established by John Michael O’Loughlin, to encourage his cousin to propose marriage to his longtime girlfriend. This day is also the beginning of spring, a perfect way to symbolize the beginning of new relationships!
So everyone needs a gentle nudge sometimes or the other! So if you think your romantic partner, friend or family needs it, don’t hesitate to push them a little today if they are hesitant.
The vernal equinox falls on March 20th as well making the proposal day even more memorable. If you are wondering why? The equinox has equal night and day just like two equal people coming together to forge a romantic relationship!
So this proposal day if you are affirmative that your special someone is whom you want to live with ever after, then think no more! Whatever may be the answer, the bright side awaits!
How Can We Observe National Proposal Day:
- Of course, you need the “Ring”!
Commemorate the day by going on a ring-hunting spree! Explore the different rings available at the jewelers! If you are not sure what suits your boo, don’t hesitate to ask your boo or the ring experts for suggestions! Voila, you now have the perfect ring to kickstart the next level of your romantic relationship!
- Head to the bakers!
Hint your boo by asking suggestions about what would be a suitable flavor for a wedding cake! Order the same and pop the ring!
- Propose in front of her family or friends!
Surprise your boo by proposing in front of her family or friends by making it the most memorable engagement ceremony! However, this plan will need efforts to bring all of them together.
- Talk with your partner!
You can start the conversation casually by flipping over bridal magazines or bridal attires online just to understand your partner’s thoughts about marriage! You could also keep the ring handy if the conversation goes right!
- Mingle if you are single!
The National Proposal Day is all about the push you need to take the next big step! If you are single don’t forget to mingle today! Meet people on Tinder or Bumble or at the park! The best place to find love would be in what you love to do! So if you love cooking, dancing, or you are a science nerd or a history nerd or anything you love, volunteer, participate and strike a conversation! You just gotta keep looking!
Sometimes opposites attract as well, so keep an open mind!
- Celebrate meaningfully by opting for marriage counseling!
You can observe the day in a deeply valuable way by taking marriage counseling together! Counseling can help you both in looking at marriage more practically. It helps you to understand yourselves and each other better.
- Spread the word via social signals!
Many are not aware of this beautiful day. Imagine how many people would take the courageous step towards eternal commitment! So spread the word and may many start off their happy marriages! To encourage your friends, family, and followers on social media you may use #NationalProposalDay and #ProposalDay to share inspirational proposal stories, proposal tips, and ring pictures of the past and the present!
Interesting Facts About National Proposal Day:
Here are some interesting facts to ignite your proposal day spirit!
- The kneeling tradition to propose started in the 1800s utilizing the same gesture as that of the medieval knights!
- We could assume that the practice of presenting rings dates back to the 1470s when the Archduke of Austria Maximilian proposed to his lady love Mary with a ring embedded with a flat diamond in the ‘M’ shape!
- Did you know that people prefer a romantic proposal rather than the ring’s amazing attributes
- A survey conducted by Match.com revealed that 81 percent of the singles preferred private proposals
- Only 2% of the women think of proposing and 7% of men are comfortable with that.
History of National Proposal Day:
The National Proposal Day is believed to have been initiated by Michael O’Loughlin. The idea came up after he witnessed his cousin neglecting to propose marriage to his longtime girlfriend. However, our research did not find the year since which this special day was celebrated. This day is celebrated as a romantic holiday across the US!