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18 Mar 2016

We Reveal the Top 20 Destinations to Pop the Question in 2016

by charlottesmith@hitched

If you’re planning on proposing to your partner or know someone who is thinking about getting down on one knee, then perhaps you’d like to know that it is National Proposal Day on Sunday 20th March!

To honour this exciting holiday, we spoke to ethical jewellery brand Ingle & Rhode who have discovered the top 20 destinations in the world to propose.

They cleverly worked out the most popular proposal hotspots by combining data from four key Instagram hashtags (#proposed, #heproposed, #isaidyes, #proposal). Using these hashtags, they analysed the locations of each post and voila – a list of the most popular destinations was compiled.

“With an average of 80 million photos added every single day, Instagram is one of the most popular platforms for sharing photos,” says Tim Ingle, one of the co-founders of Ingle & Rhode. “Although it isn’t surprising that Paris and New York are high on the list, more out of the box destinations like Seattle, Washington and Honolulu are also featured. 

“Our results reveal an inspiring set of locations to pop the question to your loved one. Popular proposal hotspots are usually locations of significance to the couple - like a favourite restaurant or bar with sentimental value or where the couple first met.”

As we reveal the 20 top destinations below, let us know if you got engaged at any of these cities or are thinking of popping the question there (we promise we won’t tell!). 

Plus, don’t forget to check out these impossibly romantic proposal stories for more inspiration.

The Top 10

1. New York, USA

New York has so many amazing landmarks to choose from when it comes to setting the scene, like the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty.

2. Los Angeles, USA

Why not get down on one knee in the sands? Especially seeing as LA boasts some of the best beaches in America!

3. Seattle, USA

The iconic Space Needle would provide an amazing backdrop for a proposal. Or how about arranging a romantic picnic in one of the many parks?

4. Miami, USA

You’ll find an array of famous beaches and restaurants in this glamorous city – it’s the perfect proposal setting for a young and trendy couple.

5. Chicago, USA 

The city of Chicago would make an appealing place to propose if your partner is an art aficionado, thanks to its many galleries and museums.

6. Toronto, Canada

The picture perfect city of Toronto is situated along the famous Lake Ontario’s north western shore. This setting would be ideal if your partner is a lover of nature.

7. London, UK 

With its diverse range of restaurants, cultural hotspots and pretty parks, it’s easy to see why London made the list for top proposal destinations. 

8. San Diego, USA 

The sun soaked city of San Diego in California is a top destination if you’re imagining popping the question in a sunny climate.

9. Orlando, USA

Visit Walt Disney World together and unleash your inner child! This is the most magical place to stage a proposal.

10. Sydney, Australia 

Despite the distance, Sydney in Australia would be an amazing place to propose! Find a romantic restaurant by the harbour or get down on knee in front of the iconic Opera House.

Also on the List…

11. Vancouver, Canada 

12. San Francisco, USA

13. Las Vegas, USA 

14. Atlanta, USA

15. Paris, France 

16. Washington, USA

17. Dubai, UAE 

18. Philadelphia, USA 

19. Singapore, Asia

20. Honolulu, USA  

To find out more about Ingle & Rhode, visit their website at www.ingleandrhode.co.uk.

Oh – did we mention that an engagement ring selfie is totally mandatory once the question is popped? Check out our planning section for some top tips on snapping the perfect photo.

Do let us know if you get engaged over the weekend!


Charlotte x

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Published 18 Mar 2016 14:48 by charlottesmith@hitched