Can a Muslim woman take a lead in proposing to a Muslim man?
It is permissible. However a Muslim woman should be careful not to be deceived by the appearance and end up wrongly choosing a man to marry. Having stated this, there are several points that a proposing woman should keep in mind. She should select a righteous matchmaker, whom she may use as a middle-spokesperson. She is not allowed to sit in privacy under the pretext of proposing etc.