A new study by www.sunshine.co.uk, one of the UKs leading online independent travel agents, has revealed the ten favourite places for wedding proposals around the world. More obvious locations such as the Eiffel Tower are still popular, but some lesser known choices such as the beach on the Greek island of Skopelos, where the hit movie Mamma Mia! was filmed, also appear.
Sunshine.co.uk asked 1,694 single women where they would most like to be proposed to. Less than 1 in 5, 18%, said their ideal proposal would be at home and 22% said they would prefer to be asked in a fancy restaurant. Over half, 57%, are hoping for a bigger gesture and would like to be asked for their hand in marriage abroad. The study also found that 1 in 10 women would consider popping the question themselves.
The women who participated in the research were also asked the question If you were proposed to abroad, which of the following would be dream locations? The results were as follows;
1. On a Gondola, Venice 86%
2. Times Square, New York 77%
3. By the Pyramids, Cairo 71%
4. Grand Canyon, Arizona 63%
5. On the beach, Skopelos (Mamma Mia! set) 59%
6. Great Barrier Reef, Queensland – 54%
7. Hot Air Balloon Flight, Barcelona 42%
8. On Safari, Lake Nakuru 23%
9. Top of the Eiffel Tower, Paris 19%
10. On the slopes, Mount Blanc 11%
Chris Brown, co-founder of sunshine.co.uk, commented on the favourite places abroad for wedding proposals;
Its interesting to see that the Eiffel Tower is slipping in popularity with women when it comes to wedding proposals, as I think many men would class it as an ideal place to pop the question. I think in this day and age, its all about thinking outside the box, which is proven by the appearance of Skopelos in this list, the Greek Island where Mamma Mia! was filmed.
He continued, The Great Barrier Reef is definitely an interesting one; perhaps underwater proposals are set to increase! With Valentines Day approaching, we wanted to gather some statistics regarding perfect proposal destinations, both out of interest and to give the guys some ideas.
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Sunshine.co.uk is the UKs leading online independent travel agent and was founded by Chris Brown and Chris Clarkson, the same people behind Holiday Watchdog which was bought by TripAdvisor in February 2008 for an undisclosed amount of money. Sunshine.co.uk offers low cost holidays and budget flights to destinations all over the world as well as great deals and discounted hotels.