Women can propose at any time, not just in a leap year

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Today’s the day when, according to tradition, women can propose to men.

I grew up with this whispered around the corridors at school, with the addition of ‘and he has to say yes’.

I very much hope that we’re not feeding the same old leap year nonsense to our young ladies these days.

Girls, a word of advice. You can ask a guy to marry you at absolutely any time of any year, day or night.

This is 2012 we’re living in. You don’t have to sit around waiting for a specific day in the calendar to come around every four years.

If you really want to marry him and he’s being a bit slow about raising the subject, go ahead and make it happen for yourself.

But don’t forget that he doesn’t have to say yes...