But if you’re yet to get engaged, you’re probably wondering when your significant other is going to pop the question already? Did you know actually, Valentine’s day is only the 2nd most popular day of the year to get engaged? If you’re wondering “when do most people get engaged?” it turns out that about 40 percent of engagements occur between December and Valentine’s Day. After all, what could be a better Christmas gift than a sparkly new engagement ring?
Getting engaged at Christmas can be considered a cliché, and some families do exchange gifts on Christmas Eve instead of Christmas Day, so it seems logical that many proposals occur on this day as well. Also, Christmas Eve family get together is often a special occasion, so a proposal before, during, or after this meal adds to the season and means you can celebrate on Christmas day with all the family.
There is a clear winner for the most popular day to get engaged—and it’s easy to see why. Of course, Christmas Day is one of the happiest times of the year when most people are off of work, plus it’s primetime for gift-giving. Facebook reported that in 2016, 2.4m people changed their relationship status to engaged in the USA and UK combined.
The second most popular day to get engaged, Valentine’s Day is a is all about love. And we must admit, receiving a ring sure beats a box of chocolates or bouquet of red roses, doesn’t it?
It turns out that many couples can’t wait until Valentine’s Day to get engaged—or perhaps it’s all about catching the ring recipient off-guard. The feeling may be that proposing on Valentine’s Day is a bit “obvious,” so popping the question the Saturday before adds an element of surprise.
With the most romantic day of the year around the corner, your social media newsfeed may soon be filled with sparkling rings and looks of love once again.