Research reveals summer as best time of year to propose

18 Jul 2016

One in three people believe that summer is the best time of year to get down on one knee

Vintage jewellery specialists William May have discovered that a third of Brits think that summer is the best time of year to pop the question.

While 36% chose the sunnier season - mostly male respondents, spring came in at a close second with 34% of the vote.

The research also found that proposal traditions are becoming increasingly flouted, with 72% of men affirming that they wouldn't ask for the blessing of their partner's parents before proposing and 39% of women claiming that they would prefer to choose their own ring.

In response to the findings, William May has compiled the Ultimate Guide to Popping the Question as Nick Withington, managing director of William May, explains: "We wanted to create a guide that called on the experiences of others who have made perfect proposals, so that others can take inspiration from them this summer.”

Featuring expert advice, the guide gives couples, who are considering marriage, food for thought to ease the pressure of a perfect proposal. 

Tiffany Norris, proposal expert from The One Romance, offers her advice: "The one thing we live by is that ‘every relationship is different, so every proposal should be too. Think about your partner and the memories you have together. It shows you have really thought about your partner and what they love, and then have incorporated it into the most important moment of your lives.”

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