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There’s A Venti’s Worth Of Love In This Starbucks Marriage Proposal

There's a Venti's Worth of Love In This Starbucks Proposal

Five years ago, Ethan Knapp and Kenna Rusk’s love story began at Starbucks when Ethan came in to turn in a job application while Kenna was working.

On October 16, Ethan fittingly popped the question to his girlfriend in front of the original Starbucks location in Seattle, bringing their love story full circle. On Thursday, Starbucks shared a super cute photo of the proposal on their Instagram account, where it amassed more than 100,000 likes from their well-caffeinated followers. Read more on Huffington Post Weird News…

Dating Don’ts: Why Public Proposals Are Mortifying

Dating Don'ts: Why Public Proposals Are Mortifying

A couple of weeks ago, I was sitting on a roof deck with two friends, enjoying the first rays of the pre-summer sun and drinking a beer when I looked up in the sky and saw someone’s life change. A skywriter was doggedly etching a message out into the cloudless blue expanse. We paused our conversation to watch the words form. We didn’t see the name, but the words “Will You Marry Me?” hovered against the blue for a few minutes until they eventually vanished.

“Did that really happen?” my friend asked.

I shrugged. “It’s probably an ad for something,” I said. “Who actually does that?”

Later, through the power of the internet, I found out that the stunt that half of Williamsburg had seen that Sunday wasn’t an insidious marketing campaign for a summer rom-com. It was a real proposal, with a happy ending (spoiler alert: she said yes). I’m sure this couple will be very happy together, and I wish them the best, but the mortification I felt at the notion of the public proposal cannot be denied. Keep reading »

Amanda Bynes, You Are Loved

Even in the throes of her video-making, bong-throwing, wig-wearing, Twitter insulting breakdown, somebody still wants to marry Amanda Bynes. Melissa the Great (aka The Love Vault) of Tilicum, Washington, posted an impassioned Craigslist ad proposing her hand in “gay marriage” to Amanda:

“I have seen you since I was a young folk in high school 9th Grade, 10th Grade, you took me away with your show. You are so deep and you allowed me to feel things about myself, like how I can talk to myself and answer myself. Its a road less traveled dear Amanda but you pulled it off and allowed me to relax to be who I was — a costume loving, creative goofball with a camera just like you!!

Amanda I would take your hand in gay marriage, but lets not be so fast with our approach. Nothing breaks my heart worse than the shattering glass of the bong from way up high… and you, to me, are way up high! Pieces of the bong scattered like pieces of my heart, And I want you to help me pick them up!! … I want to move you here to my house Amanda Bynes. I got half an acre we can buy dogs, horses, whatever. I want to take you every where like a young girl takes a raggedy ann…You can fly over, I got a dad, a good dad and we can share him if you do not have a father figure.”

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Amanda Bynes Arrested
Amanda Bynes parents denied conservatorship
She threw a bong out of the window, although she said it's a vase. Read More »
Amanda's Case Dropped?
She thinks it is. Read More »
Amanda's Weird Interview
She says people lie about her having a mental illness. Read More »

Please Tell Me Aerial Drone Marriage Proposals Are Not Going To Become A Trend

Dr. Who Proposal
Tardis Engagement Ring Box photo
This man proposed with a ring box shaped like a TARDIS. Read More »
Tasty Marriage Proposal
Hint: a taco was involved. Read More »
Terrible Proposals
These are proposals we would have said 'no' to. Read More »
Romance At It's Finest
"It's one of those copter things..."

Another day, another couple finding a weird way to make their engagement our business. Today’s viral marriage proposal involves an aerial drone. (You know, like an aircraft without a human pilot. Kind of like a remote control car robot thingy with wings. You may have heard about them recently because the U.S. is currently using them to drop missiles. Anyway, depressing, sorry. Back to the proposal.) So, this guy Jason brought his pregnant girlfriend Christina to a park and landed an aerial drone with her engagement ring. I know, swooning to death, but that’s not even my problem with it. I’m not a huge fan of romantic fanfare. If you call motorized planes romantic. Whatever. I’m happy for them.

My issue being: the production value is just a little too slick. I mean, there are multiple camera angles and credits at the end and Jason figured out how to make his proposal go viral. Isn’t it enough just to propose to the person you want to marry without making it a gimmick fit for internet consumption? Or maybe I’m a hater and aerial drone proposals are the next big thing. [Beta Beat]

Is National Proposal Day The Most Unromantic Day Of The Year?

how was your proposal?
Married ladies--did he propose? How was it? Read More »
Marriage Is "Gross"
Sorry, boys, but Sarah Silverman is not interested in marriage. Read More »
Tasty Marriage Proposal
Hint: a taco was involved. Read More »
Terrible Proposals
These are proposals we would have said 'no' to. Read More »
Proposal Day

National Proposal Day — a made up holiday encouraging boyfriends and girlfriends everywhere to stop getting the milk for free and actually buy the horse or whatever. Created by somebody named John Michael O’Loughlin, “Proposal Day is not meant to be used to propose marriage to a person you don’t know very well,” he cautions. “In fact, the relationship should be so close, long-standing, and emotionally intimate that your marriage proposal will not be a total shock to the person being proposed to — it’ll feel like a natural progression of the relationship to them!”

Phewwwwwww...I’m glad we cleared that up.

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7 Signs He’s Not Planning On Proposing

6 Terrible Reasons To Stay In A Relationship

Here are seven signs your boyfriend will not be popping the question anytime soon:

1. No introductions. He has not introduced you to hisfamily members and you have been dating for over a year.

2. No planning. He does not include you in his future plans (such as work, where he is moving, his travel).

3. Silence. He doesn’t talk about marriage or having a family at all. Read more…

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