Whether or not women are fed up of waiting for the question to arise is unknown, but the news certainly comes as an advantage to men who may shy away from rejection.
The survey - which included 1,500 adults - found that 53 per cent of women are most likely to propose on the spur of the moment, while 83 per cent (four out of five) plan it for less than a month.
The survey also found that men are less likely to make their proposal memorable and romantic.
Just one in five men get down on one knee to propose, while nearly half only spend a few days planning the big question.
Three in four women wish their partner would've beaten them to it, and 15 per cent hope for a holiday proposal.
As for asking the woman's father for permission
, neither gender class it as important.
Who says spur-of-moment-proposals don't pay off? For one British couple from Watford, it has led to 60 years of happy marriage.