Even if we wanted to propose to a man, and no one is saying we do, imagining an earnest, sincere woman down on one knee offering up a shiny engagement ring to a surprised/ecstatic dude beaming with tear-brimming eyes seems kind of, I dunno, off. What would female-led marriage proposals look like in the hetero community? How would it translate into pop culture? OK, so maybe we shouldn't just reverse the gender roles, but we could innovate a little.
We could start innovating by not asking college students pointless questions, but we did, and they let us know they still think that when it comes to marriage proposals, men should do the asking. Two-thirds of the boys and girls taking "Intro to Earth Sciences" whose parents pay their phone bills wanted it the old-fashioned missionary way, with a shiny hard ring inserted directly onto the cervix. Only 2.8 percent were sort of into the idea of the woman doing the asking, probably as long as no one exposed them on a message board for it. The rest of the people in the study were off doing bong hits I guess.