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Proposing on Christmas or New Year’s Eve? You’re more likely to get a yes!

  • 21% of people said that Christmas was the best day to propose on.
  • New Year’s Eve received the same number of votes.
  • 15% of people want to be proposed to on Bonfire Night.

If you’re considering proposing to your partner then you’ll need to make sure you get the timing just right. New research by Hancocks has found that almost half of the UK population would like to be proposed to on Christmas or New Year’s Eve.

The Manchester-based luxury jeweller and diamond ring specialist discovered that 21% of people would choose Christmas to pop the question on, while New Year’s Eve was equally as popular with the same number of people opting for an Auld Lang Syne-style proposal (21%).

Christmas and New Year both centre around spending time with loved ones and appreciating the special people in your life, so it’s only natural that couples would want to celebrate their engagement with family and close friends at the same time. What could be more special than launching a new year with a fiancée by your side?

Hancocks’ research also showed Bonfire Night to be a popular choice, with 16% of people choosing to pop the big question under the fireworks. Your partner may be surprised when they find a diamond ring instead of a toffee apple in your hand, but we are sure they’ll be writing the word “Yes” with their sparklers in the night’s sky. Autumn romantics could capture the colours of the beautiful world around them by choosing a yellow diamond, or ruby engagement ring.

The quirkier couples among us have opted for an even more unique proposal time, as 7% of people weren’t afraid of proposing on Halloween, the research revealed. While this is only a comparatively small figure, it just goes to show how personal your engagement should be. If you make a point of celebrating Halloween every year, then why not make your proposal on this particular day? You’ll have even more cause for celebration on October 31st in future years, as you mark the anniversary of your engagement.

Rosemary McIver, Hancocks’ gemology and royal jewellery expert, said of the findings: “The festive season is always a popular time for engagements, but recently we have seen a new trend of unique proposals throughout the year, particularly during the autumn and winter months.”