Top 10 places to get engaged around the world

A landmark occasion calls for a landmark location

Olivia Petter
Thursday 22 March 2018 12:38 GMT

You’ll always remember the moment you agree to spending the rest of your life with someone.

From what you were wearing to which Marvin Gaye song was playing, getting engaged is a seismic moment in anyone’s life, one that will have you holding onto the details for years to come.

However, when it comes to popping the question it’s really all about location, location, location.

So, where are the best places to do it?

Do the majority of proposers play it safe with the classic clichés i.e. the Eiffel Towers and Empire State Buildings of the world?

Or, in today’s ever-subversive culture, is it more common to venture further afield and propose somewhere a little kookier like, say, in the midst of a sweaty warehouse rave or in an aesthetically-pleasing garden?

Now, by analysing popular proposal hashtags such as #engaged and #bridetobe, a new study by has revealed the most popular landmarks for Instagram users to get engaged - and they’re all as rom com-worthy as you’d expect.

Given that the data has been taken from Instagram, the results may be slightly skewed given that there are obviously more people "on the 'gram" in some countries than others.

The list is mostly made up of world-famous landmarks that are no stranger to a cinematic proposal, but interestingly the top two most popular spots were occupied by Disney parks.

Proving that childhood nostalgia never truly leaves us, the study revealed that the most popular place to get engaged is in fact Disneyland Paris, with one in 500 proposals taking place at what is often referred to as ‘the most magical place on earth’.

In second place was Walt Disney’s Magic Kingdom in Florida, one of the largest theme parks at the Walt Disney World Resort in Bay Lake, Orlando.

The infamous Eiffel Tower squeezed in at a meagre fourth place, with one in 679 proposals taking place there while the Empire State Building didn’t even appear on the list at all.

Meanwhile, another Disney contender came in eighth place, with one in 1,428 people saying getting engaged at Epcot Park, another theme park at the Walt Disney World Resort.

See the full list below and discover whether your proposal spot really was unique as you thought:

  1. Disneyland, Paris - one in 500 proposals
  2. Walt Disney’s Magic Kingdom, Florida - one in 555 proposals
  3. Centennial Lakes Park, Minnesota - one in 625 proposals
  4. Eiffel Tower, Paris - one in 679 proposals take place
  5. The Hollywood Sign, Los Angeles - one in 1,000
  6. Central Park and Brooklyn Bridge, New York - in joint 6th place, one in 1,111
  7. Niagara Falls, Ontario  - 1 in 1,250 proposals
  8. Walt Disney’s Epcot Park, Florida - one in 1,428 proposals
  9. Big Bear Lake, California - one in 1,666 proposals
  10. Bondi Beach, Sydney - one in 2,000 proposals

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