In general, there are 5 reasons why women are unable to request marriage from a man, which we review according to the “brides” website.
1- People pity you or make fun of you
A woman is afraid to seek marriage from the man, so that she will not be pitied and ridiculed by her friends and family, if she tells them about it, and they may describe her as crazy for thinking about it.
2- Fear of breaking habits
It is customary for a man to ask his sweetheart to marry in a romantic nature, but the occurrence of the opposite will mean breaking the habits and thus the woman will lose the romantic sense by asking for that command from her lover, and the view of those around her will be strange.
3- Laws of some countries
Some countries have laws related to a woman’s request to marry her lover and not the other way around, as usual. For example, women in Finland can only apply to marry their colleagues in leap years – February 29 – and the same is the case in Scotland.
With these ancient laws, or at least generally accepted traditions like these – even if they’re not punishable by law – the idea that women ask the question, is funny, because it’s men who often get the edge.
4- Waiting for the man’s first step
Often times women are generally brought up to be negative, especially when it comes to seeking marriage, many women tend to believe that they should be feminine and not precede a man’s step, this means waiting for the man to ask her to marry, or for example offering her a drink.
5- Attacking the masculinity of men
People consider that a woman’s request to marry a man is an attack on the man’s masculinity, as the vast majority consider that a man has the right to choose his life partner and he is the one who makes the decision to request, while the woman is not.
But if the woman who seeks marriage has the ability to break all these forms of masculinity, then she may be seen as having done an anomaly from society, but the truth is not so, as our ideas about masculinity and femininity have been reached by people throughout history, which means that they are Relative, but social change takes a long time to come to terms with the idea that a woman can seek marriage just like a man.