Valentine’s Day, the most romantic day of the year, when many couples express their love and commitment to each other. Some even take this opportunity to pop the big question and propose marriage to their partners. But how many people actually do this on February 14th? And what are the locations considered the most romantic to head to pop the big question? Paris? Rome? The Caribbean? This year Central Park is at the top of the list.
According to various sources, the number of Valentine’s Day proposals varies from year to year and from country to country, but it is estimated that roughly 10 percent of all engagements in the United States happen on this day. That translates to about 220,000 proposals every Valentine’s Day, making it one of the most popular days to get engaged, along with Christmas and New Year’s Eve. In the UK, a survey of more than 2,000 people found that one fifth (21 percent) of married respondents said they got engaged on Valentine’s Day. Whether it’s because of the romantic atmosphere, the tradition of giving gifts, or the pressure to do something special, Valentine’s Day seems to inspire many lovers to take their relationship to the next level.
New York emerges as an enchanting haven for romance, offering diverse experiences, from leisurely Central Park strolls to capturing the mesmerizing sunset from the Empire State Building.
PayingTooMuch explores the best and most economical destinations for this heartfelt milestone in 2024. Their research considers factors like accommodation costs, dining options, and couple-centric activities, with a keen eye on TikTok views to uncover the trendiest proposal hotspots.
Central Park, the a global destination that screams “New York, New York!”, takes center stage as the most popular landmark for proposals, boasting a remarkable 24 million TikTok views. Alongside other renowned landmarks like Rome’s Trevi Fountain, it secures its place among the world’s top proposal destinations. The Brooklyn Bridge, another Big Apple icon, came in further down the list at number 8.
The World’s five most popular landmarks where people propose:
Central Park – 24,000,000 views
Trevi Fountain – 16,101,034 views
Disneyland – 7,100,000 views
Walt Disney World – 4,656,900 views
Eiffel Tower – 1,538,500 views