Many modern brides living in the age of female empowerment aren’t waiting for prince charming to pop the question — they’re taking their happily-ever-afters into their own hands.
“I knew if I proposed he would have a ring and I wouldn’t be like a kept woman,” said Rebecca Reed, who proposed to her boyfriend in July on their one-year anniversary date. “I was like: I’m taking it by the balls and doing it.”
Danielle Sinay, emboldened by the women’s movement, asked her boyfriend of three years to marry her in October.
“Knowing it’s accepted and seen as something positive opposed to a flaw, I felt a lot better doing it,” she said.
Planner Ash Fox is staging a proposal next week for a female client asking her boyfriend for his hand in marriage.
“She’s making it happen for herself,” she said of the traditional set-up for the unconventional question. “You shouldn’t have to wait for a guy.”
Again, a small thing, but you didn’t see it in the fifties. It is another small measure of female psychology becoming more aggressive and decisive, and less passive and submissive. It would seem strange to see a feminine psychology grow more aggressive in response to increased ease and satiety, but not if you understand r/K Theory.