When women were though of as objects, marriage was more like a sale made by the woman's father to the groom (or, often, to the groom's father). Having the man propose was part of the dance, because it was an acknowledgement that the man was receiving goods that were desired - that had value on the open market. What the woman received was irrelevant because the woman didn't receive anything, really - it was her family who gained alliances, etc. Under those circumstances, if the woman proposed, she was 'throwing herself' at the man, cheapening herself - lacking self-regard.Anonymous 1 wrote: ↑Fri Nov 25, 2022 10:28 pm What do you think of a woman proposing to a man?
Thankfully those days are (mostly) over, in the West. Sure, the man get bragging rights - he can tell his buddies the story of how he was so fabulous that "she proposed to him!". But if he's the sort of jerk who'd use it as an excuse to claim "I never actually said I love you", then he's the wrong man anyway.
So, hell yeah, go for it. Do it in style, complete with riding in on a horse or abseiling down from a helicopter, if you think you can pull it off.