Although some could argue that marriage proposals are no longer the exclusive domain of the guy, any one more shy and reticent waiting for the “get down on one knee OMG this is it” moment can use the day as an officially sanctioned moment (in folklore) to pop the question.
There are different versions of where this tradition of women being able to pop the question on February 29 came from, depending on who you ask. I read that some say St Patrick agreed the deal with St Bridget who supposedly bargained him down from every seven years to every four, whereas reckon that as the day stands outside the normal run of things and even has a debatable place in the law, it was natural for something unnatural (some may say) to be allowed.
So if you feel like your relationship is ready for the next stage and you want some commitment so that you can book a band for your wedding, you can always refer to this blog claiming that as the choice of band is really important, you need to know now so that we can block the date!
Corny but true!