Hello ASI Readers,
It’s hard to believe next week is the beginning of engagement season! If you’re not sure exactly what engagement season is, it starts on Thanksgiving and ends on Valentine’s Day. It’s like the football season of relationships with Valentine’s Day being the Super Bowl. Think about it, there’s a coveted ring, a celebration, a confetti cannon – well, maybe not a confetti cannon – but at the end of this Relationship Super Bowl both teams are winners.
Many people may wonder what it is about this time of year that makes your significant other think, “Now is the time to propose.” Maybe it’s being surrounded by family and wanting to start one of your own. Maybe it’s because of the holidays and everyone just seems to be a little bit more cheerful. Or maybe it’s because of the sugar from the all those holiday cookies that makes their heart beat a little faster when you walk into the room.
Regardless of the reason, the chances of getting engaged during these 3 ½ months increases significantly. In fact, 1/3 of all couples decide to get engaged during this time of the year. So, if you were hoping that the love of your life would pop the question already, keep your fingers crossed because the odds are increasing by the day. And don’t worry if your proposal comes off-season, sometimes the best things in life happen when we least expect it.
Your ASI Intern,