Those of you who were at the official New Year’s Eve celebrations and countdown in Valletta probably saw a Scottish man named Simon propose to his girlfriend Magdalena, who is from Poland, on stage. The couple are in Malta on holidays. In parallel, a New Year’s Eve marriage proposal reportedly happened on CNN. Is this becoming a new trend?

A survey in the UK showed that most people believe New Year’s Eve ranks far behind Christmas Eve and Valentine’s Day for posing that life-changing question. According to The Knot, a wedding advice website, New Year’s Eve is still an excellent choice for popping the question. Their list of festive proposal ideas includes making use of Christmas tree ornaments, creating an intimate home party for two, or, as it happened in Valletta, working one’s proposal into the crowd’s big countdown to the New Year.

Would a marriage proposal on New Year’s Eve melt your heart?

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