Can you spot the engagement ring in this hidden object puzzle?F.Hinds

This February could be especially big for marriage proposals—and we’re not just talking about Valentine’s Day. Leap day on February 29 is also known as Bachelor’s Day in the United Kingdom and Ireland, and it's a holiday when women throw the status quo out the window and propose to men.

As a nod to all the committed couples looking for the perfect time to pop the question, jewelry retailer F.Hinds designed a puzzle that contains a single engagement ring hidden among a sea of clocks and watches. Try your hand at finding the ring in the image above, or scroll down to reveal it.

Although every partnership operates on its own timeline and there’s no formula for finding the best time to get engaged, F.Hinds surveyed 2000 British individuals currently in relationships to pinpoint a rough estimate of how long people expect to date someone before sealing the deal. According to the study, the average length of time is two years, three months, and 19 days. If their partner hadn’t proposed by then, 71 percent of participants would pop the question themselves—and 60 percent of women surveyed are A-OK with being the one to do it.

When it came to age, F.Hinds found that younger people are surprisingly eager for an early engagement. People between the ages of 18 and 24 thought a couple should court for an average of 1.5 years before getting engaged, while those older than 45 averaged a response of about two years and eight months.

You can read more about the survey here. And if you get stuck and absolutely can't find the missing object, scroll down to see the answer.


The engagement ring was sneakily hidden behind a gold watch.J.Hinds