Leap dating seeing versus dating
Although there's a theory that most unmarried men would love for their female partners to propose, recent research suggests Leap Year-inspired betrothals are doomed to failure.The year 2000 was a leap year, but the years 1700, 18 were not.According to research conducted by Beefeater, 20 per cent of women said they would like to propose to their partner.Despite the fact that almost a third of women said they would be worried about their partner's reaction.
In Denmark, if a man turns down a proposal they must give the woman 12 pairs of gloves and in Finland the penalty is fabric for a skirt.
The law allowed unmarried women the freedom to propose during a leap year, and the man who refused was handed a fine.
The truth behind this tale is dubious at best - after all Queen Margaret was just eight years old when she died and scholars have been unable to find a record of the law.
About 4.1 million people around the world have been born on the 29th.
Pisces is the zodiac sign of a person born on February 29, and amethyst is the birthstone for this month. Majestic Wine is offering a free bottle of champagne (to those who buy six bottles).
Others argue that the tradition of women proposing on this day goes back to the times when the leap year day was not recognised by English law.