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A marriage proposal is an event where one person in a relationship asks for the other's hand in marriage. If accepted, it marks the initiation of engagement, a mutual promise of later marriage. It often has a ritual quality. Traditional proposals In some Western cultures it is traditional for the man to make a proposal to the woman directly while genuflecting in front of her. ' and the presentation of an engagement ring. It may include him putting the ring on her finger. In order to have the engagement blessed and ratified by the Church, Christian couples may then receive the optional Rite of Betrothal (also known as 'blessing an engaged couple' or 'declaration of intention'), which often includes prayer, Bible readings, a blessing of the engagement rings (in cultures in which rings are used), and a blessing of the couple. Other customs of initiating a marriage may include formal introduction of the partners to each other, such as the Japanese traditional custom of Miai. In many cultures it is traditional for a man to ask permission from a woman's father, in private, before proposing to her, or if her father has already died and she is still young, to ask permission of a near relation of hers. In earlier times, parental consent was necessary, if the man wanted to receive a dowry or other money, and fathers could refuse proposals from men whom they considered unsuitable as husbands for their daughters. In the Indian subcontinent, the parents of the couple may make a marriage arrangement, preceding or superseding the proposal, after which an engagement ceremony can occur.
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