Christmas Eve is the 'most popular day to get engaged'

But is it the day your partner would prefer?

If you are planning to pop the question to your partner on Christmas Eve you’re not alone, as figures show that it is the most popular day to propose. 

While you may assume that Valentine’s Day is the occasion when partners are most likely to get down on one knee, it is in fact the fourth most popular day after Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve, according to Facebook

The social media giant, which has more than one billion members, calculated the figure by analysing 2.6 million users and how their relationships statuses changed.

The findings mirror a recent survey of 10,000 people by experience website Chillisauce.

The website's poll found that 40 per cent of people believe that the Christmas period is the most popular time for wedding proposals.

The night before Christmas meanwhile topped the list for the best day to surprise a partner with a proposal. 

However, while many appear to agree that Christmas Eve is a romantic time to pop the question, 29 per cent of women surveyed said they would prefer to be asked on Valentine’s Day, The Evening Standard reported. 

A further fifth of women would prefer to get engaged on the anniversary of the day they met their other half, according to The Huffington Post.

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