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What you need for the perfect proposal

Everything a woman wants when her man pops the question... apparently

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Thinking of getting engaged this Valentine’s Day?

According to real couples across the UK, this is the perfect way to do it.

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Perhaps you should take some of the points with a pinch of salt – we’re not sure how accurate the suggestion is that most brides want their man to sing a song while crying and organising a flash mob.

But hey ho, these are the stats…

The perfect proposal should: 

·         Be a complete surprise

·         Be made three years and four months into a relationship

·         Include an engagement ring to be worth £1046

·         Include a ring chosen by the groom

·         Have a ring made of white gold band with diamonds

·         Not need the proposer to ask the dad’s permission

·         Be planned for two to three months

·         Take place on a romantic break

·         Take place in private

·         Have the proposer down on one knee

·         Take in Cornwall – this is the preferred UK destination

·         Be made after just one alcoholic drink

·         Only occur if marriage has been discussed during the relationship

·         Only occur if the couple have already lived together

·         Have the couple wearing casual clothes

·         Take place somewhere special to the couple

Also…

·         50% of women want to cry because the proposal is so romantic

·         19% of women want their partner to cry during the proposal

·         10% want their partner to sing a song

·         7% want their partner to read a poem

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·         One in 20 want a flash mob