Rise in women's suspicions of impending proposals

13 Jul 2016

New research has discovered that 62.1% of women suspect their partner is about to pop the question

In a recent study of 1000 men and women by 77 Diamonds, it has been revealed that 62.1% of women admitted to being suspicious or knowing about their partner's plans to propose. 

Interestingly, 74,7% of men surveyed confirmed that they ideally wanted the proposal to be a surprise, with 88.9% of 16-24-year-old men admitting to lying to keep the proposal a secret.

However, it appears that men's body language was the biggest give away, with almost half of women noticing a change in their partner’s behaviour in the lead up to the crucial moment. One in four women even found the engagement ring before the proposal took place.

The research, which sought to uncover couples' proposal experiences, also found that couples are becoming increasingly open with one another by discussing the proposal beforehand.

David Allen, creative director at 77 Diamonds, said: "The results of this survey are extremely interesting and it's funny to see how men and women have different opinions on the secrecy of the proposal.

"One of the most intriguing revelations for me is that couples seem to be increasingly discussing the proposal prior to it taking place. More recently it has become common for us to see couples come into the showroom together and browse the engagement rings, with many buying a ring that same day."

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