The tradition of women proposing on February 29 is said to date back to an agreement in the 5th century – which included a stipulation which gave men a warning that it could be about to happen.
Although the expectation of men having to be the ones to get down on one knee is a bit old fashioned now, the tradition remains that leap years offer women the chance to take full control.
And fortunately for anyone getting sick of their man dragging their feet, 2020 offers the perfect chance for you to hurry those wedding plans along.
Although our calendars contain 365 days in a year, the earth actually takes roughly 365.25 days to orbit the sun – giving the need to include an extra day once every four years to keep things consistent.
One such day will occur this month when February is given 29 days as opposed to 28, and women around the world will take the opportunity to flip the traditional proposal on its head.