Proposing Without Proposing

Proposing Without Proposing

The tradition of Bachelor's Day - where women can propose to men on February 29th, comes once every four years, and is thought to date back to around 500 A.D and St. Brigit of Kildare. In a related article for the Guardian, Moria Redmond looked at how various female literary characters throughout the ages went about proposing without proposing (women proposing to men was simply not the done thing). Persuasion's Anne Elliot had a good technique though...
her passionate speech at the end, delivered with a raised voice to let the gent concerned know she is keen, is a genius way of keeping her feminine delicacy while putting her balls on the line.
The full article is available here.
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