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5 brave leap year proposals you need to see

This chance comes but once every four years, ladies

By Kate Gilbert, 24 February 2016
5 brave leap year proposals you need to see

According to old Irish folklore, St. Brigid struck a deal with St. Patrick allowing women to propose to men every four years on leap day. Of course this is 2016 so women can propose any day they want, but back then, it was thought to have been introduced to balance the traditional roles of men and women, in the same way that leap day balances out the calendar. 

If you're considering taking that leap of faith and getting down on one knee, watch these videos of the brave women who have gone before you. Some romantic and successful, some not-so-much...

The musical proposal

The in front of 50,000 people proposal

The 'we've only been together two weeks, but...' proposal

The live on radio proposal

The front-page news proposal