Of Course She Can.
Generations have basically carved the tradition in stone: In heterosexual couples, it’s the guy who proposes marriage. But ever since the feminist revolution of the ’70s, cracks have been appearing in that monolith, and the 2020s may be the decade in which that outdated supposition finally falls. Women proposing to their male partners is nothing new, if still rare — recent surveys show that in straight married couples, only 5 percent of women proposed. But attitudes are changing, and pretty soon, women may claim equal access to the uniquely heart-fluttering, mouth-drying experience also known as popping the question.