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29th Feb. Will you propose to anyone today?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Lascarina, Feb 29, 2016.

  1. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    According to folk lore, all you single women have the chance to propose today. Is anyone going to take it?

    And HAPPY BIRTHDAY to anyone who was born on 29th Feb and only gets a birthday every 4 years!
    sabrinakat likes this.
  2. RedQuilt

    RedQuilt Star commenter

    I proposed to my ex and that didn't end very well so no more proposals from me :eek::(
    ValentinoRossi, sabrinakat and cissy3 like this.
  3. Eureka!

    Eureka! Lead commenter

    That might be a blessing!
  4. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    It was, for the plot of 'The Pirates of Penzance'
    Dragonlady30 likes this.
  5. englishteach101

    englishteach101 Occasional commenter

    I proposed to my hubby but didn't bother to wait for the leap year business, just got on an did it. 8 years married this year!
    coffeekid and cissy3 like this.
  6. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    Out walking the dog this morning we saw above us a big, red, hot air balloon and I said "Bet that's some woman who thought it would be romantic to propose up there today." If it was, I hope he said yes, otherwise she's wasted a shedload of cash.
  7. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    I did my proposing 38 years ago and have absolutely no intention of a repeat performance.
  8. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    Who does wait for such sexist claptrap?
    It shouldn't need a leap year to facilitate such proposals.

    Not that I will get any whatever type of year it is :)
  9. RedQuilt

    RedQuilt Star commenter

    It wasn't a leapyear when I proposed as it wouldn't have occurred to me to wait for the only day in the calendar when I was 'allowed'. It was a very decent, romantic and well-intentioned proposal on my part but, frankly, I should have saved my breath as there wasn't much good that came from it.
  10. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    I heard that the EU intend to rush through legislation that will prevent anyone getting engaged on a day other than on a 29th February. It's anticipated this will secure the IN vote, once and for all.
    sabrinakat and kibosh like this.
  11. lindenlea

    lindenlea Star commenter

    On my way to the gym there was a big sign, written on a sheet
    "I love you Darren Smith"
    100 yards further on there was another one
    "Will you marry me?"
    A terrible idea I think! The chances of Darren feeling a complete idiot are pretty high I would say. He's never going to say yes.
    Motherofchikkins and cissy3 like this.
  12. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    But maybe Darren is a complete idiot and he was 'feeling himself' today.
    lindenlea and cissy3 like this.
  13. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    Are you not a single woman?
  14. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    I am and that's the way I want to stay!
    kibosh likes this.
  15. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

  16. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    How miserable it would be to have to wait 4 years for your birthday. I think they should insert the extra day in a different month every year.

    Edit Though now I think about that, I suppose it would still mean the same amount of people would be affected. I never was very good at maths.:(
    kibosh likes this.
  17. sabrinakat

    sabrinakat Star commenter

    I'm in search of a UK citizen so I can stay here for ever! MARRY ME!

    ps. what do you think @Vladimir, @Grassroots_Out et al?
  18. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    "According to folk lore, all you single women have the chance to propose today. Is anyone going to take it?"

    Dunno. Check your inboxes..
    kibosh likes this.
  19. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    JOKE. I am of course, married.

    Sorry everyone. Don't like to disappoint.
    kibosh likes this.
  20. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    Apparently the parents of babies born on this day simply decide which date to celebrate the day . . . Mr K has a friend born on the 29th, and the 28th is the date (by choice) the friend celebrates his birthday.

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