Statistics and surveys often give numbers that are hard to fathom. Like, 15% of 7,000. That’s the percentage of female respondents in a UK survey who said they would prefer for their potential mate to propose through their tech device. Of those who said they were willing to get digital proposals, 40% wanted it through a social media site and 35% would like it over the phone, and 17% prefers a text message.

Obviously 100% of me disagrees.

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A trusty email was the least popular type of technology with 11 per cent of the votes, while 32 per cent said they would like to be proposed to over the phone. Engagement by text also proved popular with the tech-savvy younger generation, those aged between 25 and 34. Typing while on bended knee doesn’t seem to have the same element of romance though.

It is England where the technological revolution has been most readily embraced, with 17 per cent of women in England saying they would prefer a tech proposal. And it seems ladies across the pond are jumping on the techie proposal bandwagon, with Kelly Rowland accepting a proposal from her boyfriend and manager, Tim Witherspoon via Skype.

 

Only 6% of respondents would like a proposal in song format, so guys and gals who are not musicians, you’re lucky!