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Should women propose?

Why not?

In an age where the fairer sex can no longer be traded in for two oxen and a goose on the way down the river, womankind has flourished into the incomparable force she has always been.

Take higher education as an example. In 859, under Islamic rule the world’s first academic degree-granting university was founded, by a woman – Fatima Al-Fihri.

GPS, CCTV, car heaters, central heating, computer software and the modern refrigerator are just a few of the game-changing mechanisms invented by womankind.

So why would beings of such excellence hang around, hoping to be proposed to? Would you wait for the barista to spot you hovering around the shop and offer you coffee before you place an order? As inane as the comparison may be, the moral is still the same – you don’t ask, you don’t get.

Gone are the days where you tiptoe around the word marriage and secretly pull out articles from mags that swear these five tips will get your man to propose to you. It’s 2015, love. Don’t hold yourself back.

In the words of Nora Roberts, “If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.”

After all, who died and made man the king of proposals anyway?

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