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Should a woman pop the question?

Relaxnews, AFP   December 05, 2012
First Published: 18:01 IST(5/12/2012) | Last Updated: 18:08 IST(5/12/2012)

While it seems like young couples are bucking traditional values, a new study finds that men and women prefer wedding proposals the old-fashioned way, with the men popping the question.

Researchers from the University of California, Santa Cruz, a liberal-leaning institution, asked about 300 undergrads, all heterosexual, about their thoughts on whether or not a woman should propose to a man.

Two-thirds said they definitely want the man to propose, and not a single man surveyed said his first choice would be for a woman to propose. None of the 277 surveyed "definitely" wanted the woman to propose.

Results of the study in the January 2013 issue of the Journal of Adolescent Research.

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