The biannual Proposal Day!® Holiday honors and celebrates marriage proposals, including pending marriage proposals as well as those in-progress.
Proposal Day!® is on the days of the Equinox:
The 2015 Autumnal Equinox Proposal Day!® Holiday will be on Wednesday, September 23rd.
The "Valentine's Day" and "Sweetest Day" Holidays, among others, provide an opportunity for eligible singles to send a greeting card to an eligible single they find lovable, and the goal is expressing fondness. And, if you're single and seeking marriage, then among those you find lovable it's very likely that there will be a special someone you'll find eminently suitable or attractive for marriage. Once you find someone you consider marriageable, then it's only natural that you'll start to imagine what it might be like to become engaged and then married to this wonderful person.
I believe that each eligible single has, at a minimum, at least ten thousand true loves worldwide out of the more than one billion eligible singles around the globe. Any of these ten thousand eligible singles (who, by definition, are the most compatible and suitable marriage partners in the world for you) would be an excellent spouse for you, and your depth of happiness in marriage will be greatly influenced by your finding and choosing one of your ten thousand true loves as the person you eventually decide to marry.
Proposal Day!® honors & celebrates marriage proposals while providing a graceful way for singles seeking marriage to reveal their marriage-minded intentions to their true love on any day of their choice during the year. Sending the Proposal Day!® card to an eligible single you find an eminently marriageable "true love" certainly doesn't represent a proposal of marriage, but it does declare your interest in and eligibility for marriage directly to one you love and wish to marry. The Proposal Day!® card lets your "true love" know that you definitely find them desirable as a potential spouse, and if they feel as you do and find you desirable as a marriage partner, then you'd want to share your future days together with them as a married couple. Their response to your card will provide you with clues as to their real feelings toward this idea of joining you in marriage....and be kind, because for some it might be the first indication they're consciously aware of that you're seriously thinking of them in this very special way!
When you know who it is you want to marry, then the Proposal Day!® Holiday presents an opportunity to raise the subject of marriage proposals in a light-hearted and non-threating manner at any time during the six months leading up to the Holiday, and it's a low-key and gentle way to get the one you love to pause and start to think about what it might be like to have you as their spouse. Once this process has started, then you have every chance in the world to be seriously considered as a potential spouse by the one you love.
It's an excellent way to let the one you love and hope to marry know that you consider them one of your "true loves", and therefore among the most eligible ten thousand singles meant for you in the whole wide world...you're declaring yourself as interested in taking their hand in marriage and that you're entirely willing for them to approach you with a proposal of marriage. By sending the Proposal Day!® card you're expressing your interest, desire, and the firm belief that you're a potential spouse to the one you love, and doing this is about as close as you can get to a marriage proposal without actually proposing!
Once you send a Proposal Day!® card, it's virtually certain that you'll soon learn if the one you wish to marry views you as one of their "true loves" or not by his or her reaction to your card. A high level of enthusiasm shown by the one you love for the idea of becoming your spouse will generate momentum that is quite likely to lead to a marriage proposal and to you and your true love becoming formally engaged to be married. An indication of interest and wanting to talk it all over with you is a good sign, too. It means you're being taken seriously and the door is now opened for discussion on the subject. An absence of enthusiasm shown by the one you love. reluctance to discuss the subject, and/or resistance expressed to the idea of the two of you deepening your relationship means you are trying to become closer and more intimate with someone who is either not one of your ten thousand "true loves" and is therefore not meant for you, or might truly be among those ten thousand who are meant for you, but not yet ready to consider the idea of marriage. It'd almost certainly be a mistake for you to continue trying to marry someone who's not meant for you, and waiting for someone to become ready for marriage can go on for a really, really long time, even decades, so... After somewhere between one year and two years of waiting time with no results seen, it's time to examine the idea that future matrimonial efforts will be better made to a person who is among your "true loves" and is enthusiastic about the idea of the two of you becoming a couple and on-board with the idea of getting engaged, setting a date for the wedding, and becoming your spouse.
The "Proposal Day!"® Holiday is never more than six months away, and just as a marriage proposal can be made on any day of the year, the Proposal Day!® card can be sent to your true love on any day leading up to the next "Proposal Day!"®, even if it's not coming up for months. If your true love is one of those ten thousand meant for you and your deep desire to marry your true love is genuine and they feel the same way that you do, your letting them know you find them marriageable will be incredibly welcome news to them, and it doesn't matter in the slightest what day of the year it is that they learn this because the best day for them to know this is the day that you choose to send your card! You can send a card celebrating the upcoming Proposal Day!® Holiday on any day throughout the year, thereby expressing your deep interest in them as a potential partner in marriage.
The Proposal Day!® card should not be sent to anyone you wouldn't be completely overjoyed to see thrilled at the idea of becoming your future spouse. Remember....Only give this card to the person who it's your heart's desire to marry. Don't send the Proposal Day!® card unless you are really quite certain that you would accept their proposal of marriage if they were to propose to you as a result of receiving your card.
Some wonder why there should even be a Proposal Day!® or a Proposal Day!® card. Because....here's what can happen when an eligible single has fallen in love and begins to think about marriage.... He or she knows who it is they want to marry "someday", and hopes that the one they love feels the same way about them. What they wonder is if they are looked at as a real friend and potential spouse, or merely as someone who's fun to date, but not considered suitable for marriage? They hope that it's possible the one they love is already seriously considering them as a potential spouse. And, if so, then how best to find it out?
This stall speed "mutual reticence" can easily continue when neither in the relationship makes it clear to the other that they want to be considered as a potential spouse and a candidate for marriage. If both in the relationship show reluctance to make their true feelings known, then this kind of "standoff" can go on and on for months or years.... and, to quote Albert Einstein, nothing will happen until something moves!
Sending a Proposal Day!® card to your true love is a decisive act that is designed to generate real motion in your relationship; either excitement and interest in the possibility of marriage to you, or a distinct lack of enthusiasm for the idea of marrying you that makes you understand that the two of you might always remain friends, but it's not likely you'll ever marry each other. The Proposal Day!® card helps to make the upcoming fork in the road ahead in the relationship clear. Will you and your true love's relationship be based in future years on marriage or remain one of mutual friendship and mutual respect?
The biannual Proposal Day!® Holiday in March and September worldwide is particularly effective in assisting those in long term multi-year relationships who've been drifting along over the years without moving towards their goal of a specific commitment such as 'engaged to be married'. By opening the door on a delicate subject and generating an opportunity for an honest 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 Proposal Day!® Holiday and the Proposal Day!® greeting card 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 unlikely to present it in future years.
Singles seeking Engagement and 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 and the Proposal Day® cards are able to help many singles overcome their hesitation and generate focused positive momentum in moving forward with their lives by indicating or declaring their desire for getting engaged and for marriage and their desire for consideration as a potential spouse to their true love. This helps them in moving toward making a firm decision to either: Propose Marriage or to Accept a Marriage Proposal.
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 worldwide, symbolizing the equaility of the two who comprise the successful marriage. Although few of those who discuss this topic will choose to propose on the Proposal Day!® Holiday itself...still, what's a nice marriage proposal if the exact timing, manner, and method doesn't remain a pleasant mystery? Any day that is special to you, or a day that is special to the one you love, or a day that is meaningful to you both as a couple, will be a truly fine day for your marriage proposal.
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 sincere interest in the Holiday among young teenagers, this Holiday is meant for those who are legally old enough to marry in the jurisdiction in which they live. The Proposal Day!® Holiday must not be used to propose marriage or to indicate your eligibility or to declare your desire for marriage to a person you are legally unable to marry due to state and/or federal laws or the laws of the country of which you are a citizen or subject. When in doubt over any possible legal issue involving your marriage proposal or your indication of eligibility for marriage or your declaration of your desire for marriage to a true love, it's an excellent idea to seek advice from a qualified legal professional well before declaring your eligibility for marriage, candidacy as a potential marriage partner to the one you love, or your actually making a proposal of marriage.
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 will very likely differ from my own. In fact, radio DJ listener surveys on the Proposal Day!® Holiday prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that each radio station audience definitely has their own ideas of who should be named as the most eligible bachelor and bachelorette on each Equinox!
The twice-yearly Proposal Day!® Holiday generates discussion among eligible singles seeking marriage worldwide on the broad topic of marriage proposals. And, every now and then, a radio DJ or the host or hostess of a television show celebrating the Proposal Day!® Holiday will actually have the opportunity to have an on-the-air Marriage Proposal made during their show!
Here's one example of how to use the Proposal Day!® Holiday concept to move forward in your journey from "single" to "engaged to be married to a true love":
I'm all in favor of those who enjoy arts & crafts creating their own special Proposal Day!® greeting card for the upcoming 2015 Autumnal Equinox Holiday, if willing to make a modest contribution in exchange. Those crafting a Proposal Day!® card for their own personal use, but not for commercial use, sale, or resale, may donate two dollars directly to your local animal shelter as symbolic and representative of the better life you are attempting to create for yourself and your true love; it's a dollar for you and a dollar for your "true love", too! In consideration of your two dollar donation made on behalf of yourself and your true love, please feel free to craft a Proposal Day!® card for your own personal use on any day of the year. Imagine what a blessing your dollars combined with those of others who craft such a Proposal Day!® card for their own personal use will be for the dogs, cats, and other helpless creatures in the shelter who are seeking new forever homes, as well as for those who go to the shelter searching for the right pet to adopt into their family. In this way, the family formation that results from a successful marriage proposal is foreshadowed by your contributing to the health and welfare and a better life ahead for these pets who depend upon the kindness of men and women of good will such as yourself, as they are awaiting homes where they will become loved members of families themselves! Your hand crafted card and monetary donation will work wonders in letting a true love know of your marriage-minded interest and intentions, and also of your compassion in caring for these little pets awaiting their new homes and the families they'll come to love and who will love them in turn.
There are many different approaches you can take on what you'll write in your card. Here's one: On the cover of your card will be something similar to "Wishing you a Pleasant Autumnal Equinox Proposal Day!®", or "Wishing you a Pleasant Vernal Equinox Proposal Day!®", depending upon which Holiday is upcoming. Then, on the inside of your card, "Here's my list of the most eligible singles in the world:" Just under that, list your true love's name at #1 with your name immediately underneath your true love's name (both in the #1 position). Then, list the names of those you consider to be the most eligible celebrity couple in the #2 position, followed by your choices for the two back-ups in the #3 position. You'll find eligible single candidates among the world's most famous and talented celebrities: Royalty, elite actors, actresses, musicians, singers, athletes, and other newsworthy and noteworthy individuals. If you have trouble making such a list, then feel free to use those four recently announced at this site as your most eligible celebrity singles. Few men or women will feel threatened or slighted by being included in such a listing of prominent world-famous singles. And, who knows? Perhaps after reading that they've been declared worlds most eligible recently, Prince Harry and Taylor Swift will go on a date to see if they might enjoy each others company. Finally, indicating your interest simply stated such as, " I find myself wondering what it'd be like to be married to you....". This is open-ended enough to generate plenty of discussion!
Your "four most eligible celebrity singles" included on the same card with your two names listed and your simply stated message gets the conversational ball rolling forward....and your sending the Proposal Day!® card shows the incredible depth of your commitment to and love for your true love.
The Proposal Day!® greeting card is meant to lead to an understanding between you and your true love of your future together. You've indicated by sending your card that you consider your true love to be the most eligible single for you and is who you most hope to marry, and that you are offering yourself as a potential spouse to the one you love for their consideration. And because of your having taken this decisive move forward in your relationship with the one you love by declaring your eligibility to marry, and your interest in them as a potential marriage partner, you'll have an excellent opportunity to learn where you stand in their future plans.
You've made it crystal clear that you want to have a future with your true love as a married couple. Because of your putting yourself on the line, you'll soon learn if the one you love is a true love who shares your deepest desires to live together as a married couple. The Proposal Day!® Holiday and the Proposal Day!® greeting card have assisted in your arrival as a couple at the gateway to the fork in the road of your relationship. If your true love shares your desire to create a home together as your spouse, then your relationship will easily move forward to your engagement and your marriage.
Announced on the Vernal Equinox Holiday:
Prince Harry from the United Kingdom
Taylor Swift from the United States of America
Who are the most eligible celebrity singles in the world on the day of the Vernal Equinox in March 2015?
The creator of the Proposal Day!® Holiday and the Proposal Day!® greeting card, John Michael O'Loughlin announces his opinion every Equinox, based upon research and your input, seeking the answer to the question: "Who is the most eligible bachelor and the most eligible bachelorette in the world"?
For the Vernal Equinox of 2015, it is John Michael's opinion that those who should carry the title of "Most Eligible Singles in the World" are:
Most Eligible Bachelor on the Vernal Equinox of 2015: Prince Harry is named as the most eligible man in the world for March of 2015. There has been virtually unanimous agreement that Prince Harry has been at or near the top of everyone's list of most eligible men since his brother Prince William, the future King of Great Britain, wed Kate Middleton.
Serving as back-up for the title of "Most Eligible Man" in case His Majesty should become engaged before the Autumnal Equinox of 2015 is Hollywood legend Leonardo DiCaprio, one of the most successful film professionals of the modern era.
John Michael's opinion is that the Most Eligible Woman in the World on the Vernal Equinox of 2015 is American recording artist Taylor Swift, who has remained a figure of beauty and grace and carries an impeccable image of dignity that makes her worthy of this title.
Backing up Miss Swift for the Spring & Summer title of "Most Eligible Woman" is British actress and one of the young stars of The Harry Potter series Emma Watson, who has since been appointed as a United Nations Women Goodwill Ambassador. The pin she wears represents the UN Campaign HeForShe.
It's easy to make your choices known for the upcoming September Autumnal Equinox Holiday of 2015. Winners of the Title of "Most Eligible Man in the World" and "Most Eligible Woman in the World" and their back-ups will be posted late evening Tuesday, September 22nd, (the day before the Autumnal Equinox Holiday) to this website. To vote for your favorites, please send a post card or letter with your Title Winners and Back-up choices for the most eligible bachelor and bachelorette to John Michael at the Colleyville, Texas address below. Proposal Day!® is a day for those who don't agree with the Winners chosen to reveal who they believe should have been declared the most eligible celebrity singles in the world and the reasons why their choices are better than the ones announced here late evening on September 22nd.
There will be over one million marriage proposals made in America during 2015 & more than ten million proposals of marriage made worldwide. Will yours be among them, or will you wait, and wait, until 2018, 2019, ...or maybe even 2020? Have you thought.....how long is too long for me to wait, or have you considered.....how long is too long for me to expect my true love to wait for me to make the move in getting us closer as a couple to becoming engaged? Most agree that three months is fine when it comes to waiting, but to wait one year and three months (or anything over a year) is often considered burdensome without there being a special reason such as schooling or military duty.
When you look at the staggering number of eligible singles that there are worldwide in 2015, you'll understand that my belief that each single has ten thousand "true loves" worldwide who'd be most compatible for you in matrimony represents the upper part of the highest one per cent of singles worldwide . Are you having trouble finding an eligible single you can identify as a true love? Try this...first, broaden the geographical range you're searching just slightly past your current comfort range. Next, take a look at the "filters" you're using in narrowing the field of all eligible singles within your geographical range down to those you could accept as your potential true loves. Expand your filters just a tiny bit and you'll be surprised at the positive results!
While it's perfectly acceptable to send a Proposal Day!® card through the mail, a Proposal of Marriage almost always requires that the person proposing be there in person to propose to his or her chosen true love, who ideally should also be present in person. The exceptions to this general rule usually involve a case where a person is unavoidably required to be elsewhere such as during wartime, working on scientific research in the Arctic/Antarctic or serving aboard the International Space Station. In such cases, an onscreen presence via computer link will work just fine and would be a welcome story for the news of the day on the upcoming Holiday.
For those who would like to have an audience for their marriage proposal and are certain that their beloved would welcome the idea, the "Proposal Day!"® Holiday presents opportunities galore for creative couples to have their marriage proposal story featured in any one of a number of ways....television, radio, newspaper, blogs, twitter, and so on and so on. Having 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? A word of advice: Avoid any marriage proposal plan that presents the danger of death, injury, or embarrassment to anyone involved.... time to leave the lions, tigers, and bears at the zoo. Bottom Line: Avoid a marriage proposal that your true love will cringe when viewing years later on your anniversary.
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. The marriage proposal and the couple involved should have center stage. The setting should provide what you want as the proper stage for your event without being so distractive that it steals center stage from the proposal itself. A setting or event that is so over the top that it takes center stage away from the marriage proposal and the couple involved can be used if you don't mind your marriage proposal becoming a supporting event to the spectacle of the setting, which can work very well in a media event if done properly....it's a very fine line, and each couple will have to draw this line for themselves. For most couples, 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....
Single & Seeking Marriage? A Proposal Day!® card is an effective way to announce your marriage-minded intentions to the one you love!
Don't find yourself in the position of wishing that you'd made your intentions clear to the one you love back earlier when you'd had the chance. The risk of failure after trying your best is far easier to live with than not having tried at all.
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