Proposal Day!® -
Dates for the 2014 days of the Equinox:
The Vernal Equinox Proposal Day!® Holiday will be on Thursday, March 20th, 2014.
The Autumnal Equinox Proposal Day!® Holiday will be on Monday, September 22, 2014.
The "Proposal Day!® Holidays present an opportunity to raise the subject of marriage proposals in a light-hearted and non-threating manner, and it's a gentle way to get a glimpse of how the person you love might feel about a marriage proposal that'll lead to the two of you becoming engaged to be married! Although few of those who discuss this topic will choose to propose on the Holiday itself...still, what's a nice marriage proposal if the exact timing, manner, and method doesn't remain a pleasant mystery?
The Holiday is particularly effective in assisting those in long term multi-year relationships who've been drifting along over the years without moving towards a specific commitment such as 'engaged to be married'. By opening the door to a discussion about their future together, the Holiday provides opportunities to discuss the path ahead. Some couples will sense that they'll be making their wedding plans soon, while others will come to an understanding that their existing relationship is comfortable, but it's also unlikely to ever lead to anything serious. By acting as a catalyst, the Holiday helps the single who is seeking marriage in the relationship avoid unknowingly spending years more searching for a ring within a relationship that does not present that opportunity now and is not ever likely to present it in the future. Sending a Proposal Day!® card to your true love is a decisive act that is designed to generate a response; either interest in the possibility of marriage to you, or a lack of enthusiasm for the idea that makes you understand that the two of you will always remain friends, but it's unlikely you'll ever marry each other.
Just as a marriage proposal can be made on any day of the year, the Proposal Day!® greeting card can be sent to your true love on any day throughout the year. However, the card should never be sent to anyone you wouldn't be very happy to consider as a candidate to become your future spouse. Only give this card if you consider the person you're sending it to as marriageable and desirable, and you have decided that you would almost certainly accept their proposal of marriage. Sending a 2014 Proposal Day!® card similar to the one pictured above isn't making a proposal of marriage, but it is an excellent way to let the one you love know that you'd happily consider marriage to them, and that you want to be considered by them as a candidate for their hand in marriage.
Singles seeking marriage can use what they've learned from discussing the Holiday with their true love to actually pop the big question at any time during the year. The Proposal Day® Holiday is able to help many singles overcome their hesitation and finally decide to: PROPOSE MARRIAGE TO THEIR TRUE LOVE!
Singles who are looking for a special day for their marriage proposal are encouraged to propose to their true love on either the first day of Spring or the first day of Autumn --- the day of the Vernal Equinox or the Autumnal Equinox, as these are the two days in the year where day and night are of equal length wolrldwide, symbolizing the equaility of the two who comprise the successful marriage.
Please note: Only those age eighteen or older can be included on the list of "Most Eligible Singles". Those you nominate to be among the "Most Eligible" should not be married or known to be formally engaged to be married. And, although I appreciate the interest in the Holiday among young teens, this Holiday is meant for those who are legally old enough to marry in the jurisdiction in which they live. The Holiday must not be used to propose marriage to a person you are legally unable to marry due to state and/or federal laws or the laws of the county of which you are a citizen or subject. When in doubt over any possible legal issue involving your proposal, it's an excellent idea to seek legal advice from a qualified professional well before making a proposal of marriage to your true love.
My announcement of the winners of the title of "Most Eligible Single in the World" on the Equinoxes represents my best opinion on this subject, based upon personal research on the topic and your input. As in any subjective matter, your opinion might well differ from my own. In fact, radio DJ surveys on the Holiday prove beyond doubt that each radio station audience has their own ideas of who should be named as the most eligible bachelor and bachelorette on each Equinox! And, every now and then, a DJ will actually have the opportunity to have an on-the-air marriage proposal made during their show!
2013 / 2014 Most Eligible Singles
The Most Eligible Singles for the Autumn/Winter of 2013/2014:
Prince Harry from the United Kingdom
and Emma Watson from the United Kingdom.
Who were the most eligible singles in the world in September of 2013?
The creator of the Proposal Day!® Holiday, John Michael O'Loughlin, announces his opinion for every Equinox, based upon research and your input, seeking the answer to the question: "Who are the most eligible singles in the world today"?
For the Autumnal Equinox of 2013, it was John Michael's opinion that those who should carry the title of "Most Eligible Singles in the World" were:
Most Eligible Bachelor on the Autumnal Equinox of 2013: Prince Harry was the most eligible man in the world in September of 2013...and this choice is the one that is most widely agreed upon. There has been virtually unanimous agreement that Prince Harry has been Number One on everyone's list of the most eligible men in the world ever since his brother Prince William became the husband of the future Queen, Kate Middleton.
Serving as back-up for the title of "Most Eligible Man" in case His Majesty should become engaged before the Vernal Equinox of 2014 is the award-winning actor and film producer Leonardo DiCaprio.
John Michael's opinion is that the Most Eligible Woman in the World on the Autumnal Equinox of 2013 was one of the most talented young actresses in the world today...British actress Emma Watson impressed both audiences and the critics with her portrayal of Hermione Granger.
Backing up Miss Watson for the Autumn/Winter 2013/2014 title of "Most Eligible Woman" was American actress Emma Roberts, niece of "Pretty Woman" Julia Roberts.
Emma Roberts and Furry Friend
It's easy to make your choices known for the upcoming Holiday on the Vernal Equinox of 2014. Winners and their Back-ups will be posted a day or two before the Holiday to this website. To vote for your favorites, please send an email with your Title Winners and Back-up choices for the most eligible bachelor and bachelorette to John Michael at: LLDJOHN@AOL.COM
There will be over one million marriage proposals made in America during 2014 & over ten million proposals of marriage made worldwide. Will yours be among them, or will you wait until 2015...or 2016...or later?
Some Marriage Proposal Tips:
For those who have heard dozens of marriage proposal stories, it quickly becomes apparent that there's just the right and proper marriage proposal for each couple. Find yours by considering your interests and temperament...exciting, placid, edgy, sentimental, traditional, clever, or perhaps incredibly creative and a mixture of these and other elements? Some simple thoughts to avoid mishaps...plan in such a way that there will be little chance of embarrassment, serious mishap or injuries, or risk of any fatalities during the proposal...really!
Along these lines, I firmly believe that the marriage proposal and the couple involved should have center stage, and the setting itself (such as swimming with Great White sharks or walking a tiger on a leash) should not distract with a display of taking excessive risk or any event so over the top that it takes center stage away from the marriage proposal.
Also, it's very important to have the cash to easily cover the marriage proposal you're planning. Going into an engagement by going further into debt to finance the marriage proposal is a mistake. Save the money you'll need for the day of your proposal in the months leading up to the day of the proposal.
Seek out a time, a place, and (if you prefer) an audience that your beloved will find welcome. Unless you're quite certain that your true love will welcome a "surprise marriage proposal" with a stadium of strangers for an audience at a sporting event or concert, then this would not be the way to proceed. For those who can't decide what might be the best way to propose, my advice is to make your marriage proposal a pleasant experience in a relaxed setting you'll both enjoy with a specific moment where it is crystal clear that you are making a proposal of marriage. You can't go wrong in choosing a subdued, intimate and cozy setting lacking a high intensity atmosphere, thus allowing the day of your marriage proposal to forever remain a time in your lives that you both can look back upon fondly and wistfully....