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Feb 29: Ladies Privilege

Yesterday was Feb 29.  And according to some English tradition, women can propose on Feb. 29 and men can be fined for saying "No" (unless of course, they are taken).

According to idobelieveicamewithahat:
Some people say that the tradition was initiated by Saint Patrick or Brigid of Kildare in 5th century Ireland. St Brigid apparently complained to St Patrick that women were having to wait too long for proposals and he said, “Well fine, have one day every four years and be quiet about it, already.” Some say that a 1288 law by Queen Margaret of Scotland, required that fines were levied if a 29 February marriage proposal was refused by the man. And in Denmark, the tradition is apparently that refusal must be compensated by buying the woman 12 pairs of gloves to hide her wedding ring-less hands. 
It’s more likely that the tradition arose in the 19th Century because the 29th of February was considered not a real day or was a day when normal rules didn’t apply.
Now, that's a rule I can live with.  Even for just a day every four years.

So I thought of the top 3 guys that I would want to propose to.  Here they are (in no particular order):

the charming smartypants

the sensitive king of the nerds

the adorkable boy next door

Yes, I do love lean, scruffy looking and nerdy guys...  not to mention that they all make me laugh.

And it's free to dream anyways.

How about you?  Who do you dream of proposing to?

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