Taking the woman's opinion in marriage

Q 1: Is it permissible for a man to propose to the woman whom he would like to marry? If the answer is in the affirmative, what are the conditions of making such a proposal?

A: It is permissible for him to do so provided that no Khulwah (being alone with a member of the opposite sex) is involved and that he has a real desire to marry her. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.