The folks at theknot.com asked 1500 women about the new rules of engagement. Here's what they said:

Where to pop the question?
19% said at a landmark.
14% said at a vacation spot.
13% said at the site of your first date.
13% said at home.
9% said your favorite restaurant.

Where not to pop the question? Less than 2% said not at a sporting event.

Asking permission?
47% said they ask dad's permission.
21% said they ask mom's permission.

Element of surprise?
71% said being surprised is important or very important.
18% said they were totally shocked when their mate proposed.

The groom's role in planning?
50% said you can pitch in when and what you want.
27% said this is a partnership - you should be doing half the work.
20% said you can take care of "guy stuff," like tuxedos and the band.
3% said you can look up from the TV when she shows you the invitations.


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