When it comes to getting down on one knee, it seems more Britons would choose the muddy hills in England’s largest National Park than anywhere else in the UK.
The Lake District has been declared the most popular place for a proposal, beating off stiff competition from capital cities London and Edinburgh.
Of the top five places to propose in Britain, the Lake District stands out as the only destination that is not a city, according to the poll of users on relationship website eHarmony.co.uk.
The park is followed closely by bohemian Brighton in second place, according to the information.
Dr Gian Gonzaga, relationship scientist and senior director of research director of the online matchmaker said: ‘Brighton is a perfect spot for couples who thrive in the City but love the bohemian vibe and the town’s seafront quaintness.’
But it is not all about the best of nature and fresh sea air, the third most likely place a man will propose is in the World Heritage city of Bath.
The spa city, famous for its Georgian architecture and Roman Baths, comes ahead of the Scottish capital Edinburgh, in fourth place.
Men (or women) looking for a spectacular setting could do worse than pop the question in Edinburgh Castle, according to Dr Gonzaga.
Perhaps surprisingly, London only comes in at fifth place in the poll, with its historic buildings and buzzing nightlife only providing the romantic setting for some proposals.
The poll comes as lastminute.com revealed the – perhaps more predictable destination – of Paris as the number one place to visit on Valentine’s Day.
It also discovered that couples are spending an average of £802 per person on their getaway this year.
Paris – the so-called capital of romance – was closely followed by Rome, New York, Barcelona and Las Vegas as top destinations to visit for a Valentine’s break.