Revealing Same Sex Proposal Preferences Across the Zodiac Signs
New survey data from Ben Garelick reveals proposal preferences for the different zodiac signsSame Sex Engagement Rings
Proposing marriage is an extraordinary moment that varies in style and sentiment for every couple. Interestingly, the zodiac signs play a role in shaping these proposal preferences.
In a recent survey involving 500 same-sex couples based in the US, conducted by Ben Garelick, statistics emerged that shed light on the unique approaches taken by different star signs when it comes to popping the question in a same sex relationship.
Let's delve into these fascinating findings and discover how the stats paint a picture of proposal diversity.
Naturally confident and used to being the center of attention, Leo (July 23 - August 22) knows what they want with 25% of them asking their partner to propose to them, the highest of the signs.
Whereas Capricorn (December 22 - January 19) lived up to their competitive side as the individuals who beat their partner to the proposal most (28%) as neither decided.
Spiritual vs Materialistic
Among the star signs, Aquarius (January 20 - February 18) stood out as the sign with the highest percentage (23%) of individuals who opted not to use a ring or any item for their proposal, a sign typically marked for their independence and don’t like being told what to do.
This unconventional approach reflects their independent nature. In contrast, Taurus (April 20 - May 20) displayed a strong adherence to tradition, with only 9% deviating from using a ring, as they’re known for their materialistic tendencies.
Taurus signs embraced the significance of the ring and stuck to the time-honored proposal rituals. Same sex engagement rings are the perfect symbol of everlasting love and devotion.
Breaking Gender Roles
Taurus and Aquarius led the pack in breaking the mold of gendered proposal roles, with 36% experiencing double proposals. This indicates a desire to share the joy and importance of the moment equally.
Public vs. Private Proposals
Scorpio (October 23 - November 21) signified a preference for privacy, with a staggering 69% favoring intimate proposals, which is typical of their sign who are known to be extremely introverted.
In contrast, Libras (September 23 - October 22) who are known to thrive on drama, preferred public proposals with 54% of them popping the question with an audience.
Despite Scorpios' inclination for privacy, those who opted for public proposals often favored beach settings and nights out.
Unique Proposal Choices
Of a small percent of Pisces (February 19 - March 20) who proposed in public, Pisces displayed a desire for one-of-a-kind experiences, with 33% of them embracing nature by proposing during environmental events like sunsets, northern lights, or eclipses, as they’re typically more spiritual than other signs.
Geminis (May 21 - June 20) and Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21) known for their traditional values preferred to choose the traditional approach, with 36% of both signs opting for a romantic candlelit dinner.
Cancers (June 21 - July 22), known for their adventurous side, preferred proposals in new cultural settings abroad.
As for Aries, who tend to be more courageous and daring, added an adrenaline rush to their proposals with 17% popping the question during skydives or extreme sports.
Private Proposals: Home and Luxurious Settings
Among the signs that favored private proposals, Pisces took the lead with 77% of individuals choosing the comfort of their own home.
Libras, on the other hand, indulged in luxury, with 35% of them opting for a private dinner, adding a touch of opulence to their intimate moment.
Getting Down on One Knee
Sagittarius maintained tradition, with 88% of individuals getting down on one knee during their proposals.
In contrast, Libras broke away from conventions, choosing their own unique ways to propose, rather than following the traditional gesture and had the highest percentage (36%) of star signs who didn’t get down on one knee.
Announcing the Proposal
Aries sought widespread celebration, with 56% of them sharing the news with friends, and 52% informing their families, making them the most open about their engagements.
In contrast, 40% of Pisces cherished the moment privately, choosing not to disclose their engagement to anyone.
Sentimentality and Dates
Taurus displayed spontaneity, with 59% of individuals getting proposed to on a random date, indicating that the timing was less significant for them.
Virgos, known for their sentimentality, saw 21% getting proposed on their anniversary and 19% on one of their birthdays.
Furthermore, Aquarius emerged as the sign that most embraced love and romance on Valentine's Day, with 17% of proposals occurring on this special day.
Spending on Proposals
While some star signs spared no expense on rings, photography, and location, Scorpios believed that money wasn't necessary to make the proposal memorable. In fact, 32% of Scorpios reported spending $0 on their proposals, emphasizing the importance of the moment itself.
The statistics surrounding proposal preferences across the zodiac signs offer a captivating insight into the diverse approaches to one of life's most significant moments.
From adhering to tradition and breaking gender roles to seeking unique experiences and embracing privacy or drama, each star sign showcases its distinct flavor when it comes to proposals.
The key takeaway is that love knows no bounds and can be expressed in myriad ways, reflecting the beautiful diversity of human relationships.
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