So,here's the Custom. Ladies are traditionally given the opportunity to go boldly by legally proposing marriage__throughout the year. Many centuries ago Sadie Hawkins Dance programs,Parties,Balls and any and all opportunities to invite the one your heart pines for was offered all year long. There were special cards & invitations for Leap Year get together! Of course you could say the men were happy if lots of women flung their heart's and love in droves! But here my Ladies_you could choose the one you wanted.
, with refusal being allowed only if the man was already engaged. Those men who rejected a proposal were hit with a fine and made to buy the woman either a silk dress or a pair of gloves.