Proposing is one of the most ritualized and breathtaking moments in many people's lives. If history is any indication, men were the first to propose to women and kick off the tradition. Thus, many couples are instilled with a specific idea of how it should go. For a while now, the ladies are challenging that notion. There are only around five percent of heterosexual married couples, according to researchers, in which women proposed.
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Still, even considering the second wave of the feminist movement in the United States, this gender tradition has not particularly changed. Many things are different, though, including traditional proposal routes.
Today women worry less about the criticism they might encounter after proposing. It's not considered masculine or too sexual as it had been before.
A 33-year-old dancer from South Africa has recently shared photos of her special day on her Instagram profile.
Zodwa Wabantu surprised Ntobeko, her 24-year-old boyfriend, by getting down on her knee and proposing to her lifetime bae with a custom-made diamond ring.
Moreover, the woman also got a princess-style ring for herself and revealed the invoice for both rings on her profile.
The woman commented that her boyfriend was over the moon and ready to marry her, adding:
"I love him, he has been with me through it all. I'm old and checking my time to marry him before I run out of time or he leaves me."
Ntobeko confirmed his happiness and said that he was not worried about those people who are eager to criticize them:
"What's the difference if the engagement proposal is done by a man or woman. I don't care what people say because they have been calling us names... If you love your man why wait for him to put a ring on it? You can also do the same if you are in a relationship."
It's 2019, ladies, there is no need to wait until your paramour marshals his fortitude to tie the knot. There is nothing wrong about taking the initiative if you feel the time is ripe for marriage!