The Most Popular Places To Propose

The Most Popular Places To Propose

Abbott Lyon Diary | 08 Jul 2022


We’ve all fantasised about the perfect proposal: what our partner will be like, the rush of emotions, and obviously the perfect ring. But where is the most romantic place to propose?

To give you some inspo, we researched the most popular proposal locations both in the UK and overseas.

 

The Most Popular Places To Propose In The World


We researched some of the world’s most famous proposal spots to discover the most popular place to pop the big question. From the archaic arches of Rome’s Colosseum to breath-taking 360 degree views from the Eiffel Tower, plenty of romantic hotspots made the shortlist!

When it comes to the location with the most blushing betrotheds posting their proposal pics to Insta, tweeting their exciting news and generally buzzing about their engagement online, the best place to propose was Central Park in New York.

Spanning across a huge 843 acres, New York City’s iconic Central Park has plenty of stunning proposal spots, including lakes, gardens, pavilions and even a castle!

New York, New York not giving you butterflies? Here’s the full list of the most popular places to propose in the world:

RANKING Place Proposal Instagram Hashtags Proposal Tweets Proposal Internet Search Interest Proposal Posts on TripAdvisor TOTAL SCORE
1 Central Park, New York 8,543 72 100 97 4
2 Eiffel Tower, Paris 279 56 41 33 17
3 Disneyland, Paris 3,566 34 100 4 18
3 Grand Canyon, Arizona 791 30 100 7 18
4 Niagara Falls, Ontario 235 38 100 5 20
5 Brooklyn Bridge, New York 1,173 11 0 51 22
6 Louvre, Paris 19 37 0 12 28
6 Oia, Santorini 11 43 0 8 28
7 Colosseum, Rome 25 13 0 4 35
8 Lake Louise, Banff 629 6 0 3 38
8 Tower Bridge, London 39 8 0 4 38
9 Trevi Fountain, Rome 21 0 0 5 43
10 Taj Mahal, Agra 3 22 0 3 44
11 The Shard, London 3 12 0 3 46
12 Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles 443 3 0 1 48
13 Bondi Beach, Sydney 2 6 0 3 54

 

The Most Popular Places To Propose In The UK



For Brits looking to propose a bit closer to home, our list of the best places to propose in the UK should provide some inspo. Whether you dream of saying ‘yes!’ among nature or with jaw-dropping city views, there are so many locations for loved-up couples to pop the question in the UK.

The eye-catching Cathedral and ornate university architecture make Cambridge a fave on Twitter. And as the capital, London has a wide offering of awe-inspiring proposal spots. But overall, the UK’s favourite proposal hotspot is Birmingham. 

Whether it’s popping the question with champagne at Birmingham Sky Bar, or taking a trip down the city’s winding canals, the Midlands’ largest city is overflowing with romantic spots to enjoy the special moment.

Not feeling the love for Birmingham? Check out our full list of the best places to propose in the UK:

 

RANKING

Place

Instagram Proposal Hashtags

Proposal Tweets

Proposal Internet Search Interest

Proposal Posts on TripAdvisor

TOTAL SCORE

1

Birmingham

1,764

22

100

9

12

2

Cambridge

254

75

100

3

14

3

London

12,773

20

100

172

15

3

Edinburgh

1,040

15

100

26

15

4

Manchester

551

14

100

2

19

5

Bath

171

32

100

3

22

6

Liverpool

492

14

100

2

26

7

Cornwall

488

10

100

3

28

8

Newcastle

345

2

100

0

29

9

Glasgow

408

14

100

14

31

10

Sheffield

181

2

100

0

35

11 Leicester 76 3 100 0 36
12 Bristol 197 18 88 1 41
13 Bradford 16 2 100 0 42
14 Leeds 49 11 100 1 45
15 Derby 43 17 30 0 47
16 Brighton 445 5 52 1 51
17 Lake District 232 1 0 4 54
18 Norfolk 965 3 0 0 55
19 Cardiff 101 5 72 1 61
20 Belfast 186 4 89 2 63

 

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Sources & Method
Locations were selected by researching online for places commonly mentioned as good locations for a proposal.
Instagram hashtag data was found by searching the place plus engagement (for example, #centralparkengagement).
Tweets were calculated as the volume of tweets including the word ‘engagement’ geotagged to the location in the last 12 months.
Search interest is based on Google Trends data from the last 12 months, selecting the highest search interest for engagement within that time period.
TripAdvisor posts are the number of forum posts in the location that mention ‘engagement’.
Locations were scored for each criteria, with 1 being the best. These were then added into total scores whereby a lower number indicates a better score.