Some people are more traditional, but others are not. If someone wants to propose marriage to their partner, they should and not worry about statistics or conventions.
When My fiance’ and I became engaged, we’d already been together for a year and a half. In the beginning I had told him I didn’t want to get married. I didn’t even want to discus the matter. As time went by I became more and more sure that this was the man I was meant to spend the rest of my life with. He’d carefully hint around the subject but was too afraid to ask the question for fear of being rejected, so one day I told him how I felt about him and that I couldn’t imagine my life with out him. When I asked him to Marry me he was so relieved! He didn’t hesitate for a minute coming back with the answer “YES”. We’ve been engaged for a little over a year and are due to marry April 16th. Everyday I am convinced that he is the one God intended me to share my life with.