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 popular place to propose? Read below to discover the most popular places to propose in the world.

Central Park, New York

From the ancient arches of Rome’s Colosseum to breath-taking 360 degree views from the Eiffel Tower, the world is full of romantic hotspots that are perfect for proposing.

And now Abbott Lyon has researched the most popular proposal locations both in the UK and overseas.

The Most Popular Places To Propose in the World

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The Most Popular Places To Propose Abroad

Abbott Lynn looked at the number of proposal Instagram hashtags, proposal tweets, Google search volume and proposal posts on TripAdvisor to discover the most popular locations, 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:

1. Central Park, New York

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2. Eiffel Tower, Paris

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3. Disneyland, Paris

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4. Grand Canyon, Arizona 

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5. Niagara Falls, Ontario 

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6. Brooklyn Bridge, New York

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7. Louvre, Paris

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8. Oia, Santorini 

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9. Colosseum, Rome

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10. Lake Louise, Banff 

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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 actually 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.

Check out the full list of the best places to propose in the UK:

1. Birmingham

2. Cambridge

3. London

4. Edinburgh

5. Manchester

6. Bath

7. Liverpool

8. Cornwall

9. Newcastle

10. Glasgow

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’.

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