Looking for proposal ideas? Or maybe you’re just trying to throw hints at the best places in the world for your partner to propose? Well, these are the most popular places to propose, according to Instagram…

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Proposal Ideas: Best Places in the World to Propose According to Instagram

Celebrity Cruises has analysed Instagram posts and data from the past 12 months to pinpoint the best places to get engaged around the world and the most popular locations for proposing to your partner.

To pinpoint the most popular places to propose around the world, Celebrity Cruises looked at a year’s worth of Instagram data of proposal-related hashtags such as #shesaidyes, #hesaidyes, #proposal and #engaged.

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The research found the use of proposal-related hashtags on Instagram (#shesaidyes, #hesaidyes, #isaidyes and #proposal) are up 556% compared to last year.

More people than ever are deciding to pop the question at stunning locations in all corners of the globe and sharing the moment on social media.

So Where is the Most Popular Place in the World to Propose?

Interestingly, Central Park in New York has come out as the number one place in the world to pop the question – in the past year 1,789 posts of proposals in Central Park have been posted to Instagram, knocking the Eiffel Tower in Paris to second place.

Yep, Central Park, an oasis of calm in bustling New York City, has taken the top spot as the most popular place in the world the propose.

And according to Instagram, it’s Rome rather than Paris that’s the city of love. The Eternal City is home to three top proposal locations, more than any other city in the world. The Colosseum, the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain all serve as spectacular and historic backdrops to many couples’ engagement photos on Instagram.

What’s more, USA is seemingly the most romantic country for proposals (four out of the top 15 landmarks are from the States) with Central Park being joined by Brooklyn Bridge in New York, The Grand Canyon in Arizona and the Griffith Observatory in LA.

Most Popular Places to Propose in the World

1. Central Park, New York, USA
2. Eiffel Tower, Paris, France
3. Brooklyn Bridge, New York, USA
4. Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA
5. Oia, Santorini, Greece
6. Colosseum, Rome, Italy
7. Tower Bridge, London, UK
8. Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia
9. Louvre, Paris, France
10. Lake Louise, Banff, Canada
11. The Shard, London, UK
12. Spanish Steps, Rome, Italy
13. Taj Mahal, Agra, India
14. Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles, USA
14. Trevi Fountain, Rome, Italy
15. Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa

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Commenting on the findings, Digital Marketing Manager at Celebrity Cruises, Natalie Howard, said: “It’s wonderful to be able to see the loved-up landmarks that couples from around the world are travelling to for such an important occasion.

“We see lots of couples each year choosing to pop the question abroad on our ships and we hope the research can provide inspiration for future romantic gestures.”


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Jennifer Read-Dominguez is the Digital Editor of Wedding Ideas magazine, heading up the website and covering all things lifestyle and beauty – from the best hen weekend destinations and luxury honeymoon hotspots, to the perfect hair extensions for your wedding day. When not on her soapbox about her home renovations and commuting troubles, she's known around the office for her love of Millwall FC and MasterChef. Despite telling the world she was about to get engaged underneath a spectacular show of the Northern Lights in Finland last year, Jennifer is still waiting for her boyfriend Ashton to propose...