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What Knee Do You Propose On, and Why?

Written by on May 18, 2022

What knee do you propose on?

Typically, you get down on your left knee when popping the question. The ring box is usually held in the left hand and opened with the right hand, revealing a gorgeous engagement ring for your beloved.

Why the left knee, specifically? According to Keith Willard, a wedding officiant and wedding planner, most people get down on the left knee because they are right-handed. Getting down on the left knee allows the proposer to position themselves properly and open the box easily.

Can you propose on the right knee?

Yes, you can absolutely propose on the right knee. Just because getting down on the left knee is the norm, it doesn’t mean the proposal is invalid if you do otherwise! Anyway, your future fiancée probably won’t even notice which knee is touching the ground—heck, they may be busy deciding what their something borrowed and something blue will be already! Plus, if you’re left-handed, you may find that getting down on your right knee is more comfortable.

To be honest I myself did not know about these facts till a little research today.

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