Expert tips for women planning the perfect proposal
A romance planner is offering lessons to women wanting tips on how to pull off the perfect proposal this leap year.
Tiffany Wright, 36, has rolled out a series of proposal masterclasses ahead of the only day where women are meant to be the ones down on one knee.
She's been approached by dozens of ladies setting to pop the big question and believes she has the secret for relationship success.
Tiffany, from Hatfield, Herts., said: "The number of women proposing is clearly on the rise and I think that is because women are getting more confident.
"They are realising how they shouldn't have to wait for the guy and they are finding they want to take the opportunity.
"I think a part of that is because there's still a taboo about women proposing and they are nervous about their partner saying no and worried about people thinking they are desperate.
"But because there are no rules about women proposing it's actually really lovely because they can make their own up."
Tiffany, who runs a romance business with her sister Amanda, is used to dealing with classy clientele who fork out thousands of pounds for the perfect proposal.
They either offers tailor made ideas to clients or can organise they moment for them and help to relieve the nerves.
While it's normally men coming to them for help, they've been inundated with requests from women wanting help a last minute vote of confidence before February 29.
But Tiffany said the females tend to prefer to organise the event on their own but just need help as it's still seen as a taboo subject.
She added: "When the men come to us they tend to want us to help them do the whole thing and it's usually a big gesture.
"There aren't any kind of rules for women wanting to propose so they come to us for help with ideas but then quite often they go away and organise it themselves.
"Another thing we have noticed is whereas men are mainly about showing off, the women who are proposing seem to keep it a lot more private.
When it comes to the traditional ring, or a ring given to a man known as a 'mangagement ring', Tiffany said some women instead like to buy a gift such as cufflinks or a watch.
Tiffany decided to start the family business, The One Romance, after researching proposals while waiting for her husband Patrick, 34, to get down on one knee.
Alongside proposals Tiffany and her sister also set up dates, anniversary dinners and are even paid to buy the perfect present.
Tiffany said she thoroughly enjoys organising unique and wacky proposals and so far out of over 1,000 proposals the sisters have a 100 per cent success rate.
Tiffany, who started planning proposals in 2012, added: "It's nice because it's a very happy job and I'm just surrounded by happy people all the time which is lovely."