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An Answered Question: Why do Men Kneel When Proposing Marriage?

Why men kneel when proposing

“Will you marry me?” The moment of truth! The ultimate, life changing question! In typical situations involved the man getting on one knee, saying a couple of heart warming words, followed by popping out an engagement ring! Here, we aim to find out why men kneel when proposing?

 All serious relationship eventually leads to this one question. The man getting on his knees, taking a ring out and saying those four words to the person he wishes to spend the rest of his life with!

This practice of getting down on one knee is constantly growing and spreading to every parts of the world. It is now common in Africa, as the western world practices becomes more influential. We were never taught this in any part of our life, but we believe it is the normal thing to do when the time comes. Why?

where did it originate from?

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Well, the tradition of kneeling to another person dates back to the days of knighthood, swordsmanship and courtship (medieval times).

It is custom for knights or even anyone serving an authority figure (Kings, Queens, Bishops. etc.) to get down on one knee in front of their lords as a display of respect, obedience, and loyalty! It was also common occurrence in religious ceremonies, and in those days marriage and religion were essentially linked.

The essence of why men kneeling when proposing?

The gesture was a signification of loyalty, trust, respect and love. The old folks of the old days started using the same thing to convey their undying love and respect to their mate when they popped the question!

Why men kneel when proposing

So when a courteous gentleman was proposing to his lady, pledging his allegiance to her and declaring his undying love for her by getting down on one knee became the natural thing to do!

As time went on, the meaning was lost. It became just a tradition to kneel when proposing. A lot of people don’t know what it signifies, just that it is common knowledge to do so!

Now you know why men kneel when they proposing!

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