Posts tagged "proposal"

Man Proposes With 99 iPhones, Plan Doesn’t Go So Well…

One man in China's got 99 problems but his girlfriend ... well, she's not around anymore. Just in time for the country's "Singles' Day" today, which is becoming a popular day to propose, a young Guangzhou programmer bought 99 iPhone 6s, arranged them in a heart, and asked his girlfriend—in front of a crowd of…

By: Newser / November 11, 2014

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

By: Huffington Post Weird News / November 8, 2014

Guy Stages An Entire Faux Wedding To Propose To His Girlfriend

I still feel like 99 percent of public proposals are awkward and self-centered, but this one gets a pass for all the effort that went into it. Wedding planner Jack has seen thousands of nuptials play out over the years, making him pretty much on expert on all things romance. When it came time to…

By: Claire Hannum / September 15, 2014

Reporter Investigates … Her Own Marriage Proposal

Maryanne Firth, a reporter in Welland, Ontario, didn't mind that it was her turn to work last weekend. She'd finally get to learn what was behind the mysterious pink heart posters that started popping up all over town in late April. Read more on Newser...

By: Newser / June 11, 2014

Guy Proposes With “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” Music Video That He Filmed Over 4 Years Of Dating

Jack Hyer didn't get the first memo, or the second memo, that public proposals are showoff-y and cringe-inducing for everyone around you. But I'll forgive Jack, because he's been traveling a lot these past four years. Twenty-six countries, in fact. In every new place, Jack filmed bits of himself singing the karaoke jam "I'm Gonna…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 23, 2014

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…

By: Megan Reynolds / May 20, 2014

World’s Craziest/Most Awesome Family Surprise Daughter With “Pride And Prejudice”-themed Engagement

'Twas the season for engagements and this Washington State couple won. Bethany Albert came home on Christmas Eve to discover her whole family dressed in Regency garb and holding scripts that her boyfriend David Slater had written to reenact the perfect Pride & Prejudice-themed proposal in character. David played Mr. Darcy and Bethany, of course,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 14, 2014

7 Of The Stupidest Things People Have Done For Love — Ever

"If you love me, prove it." We have no idea how many times that phrase has been uttered, but what we do know is that people take the challenge seriously. Sure, we've all done outrageous things for the ones we can't be without, but some people REALLY make an effort — and even go a…

By: Tres Sugar / November 2, 2013

Awkward “Today” Show Fiancee Swears She Really Was Happy To Be Proposed To On Live TV, Really

"It was so amazing to be proposed to on live TV!  ... I had no idea the "interview" was actually a planned, surprise on-air proposal, hence my shock. The element of surprise did prevail and it was the happiest moment ever! I really could not have asked for anything more. ... I am unhappy about the recent…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 28, 2013

Frisky Rant: Your Public Marriage Proposal Isn’t About Love, It’s About Your Need for Attention

What is it with viral proposals? Every day there’s another one splashed across my Facebook feed – a flashmob proposal, a concert proposal, a fake airplane crash proposal, a proposal where a guy serenades a woman with Bruno Mars’ “Marry You,” a proposal on "Ellen," a proposal outside the “Today” show studio. King narcissist Kanye West…

By: Rachel Brisk / October 25, 2013

Proof That Public Proposals Aren’t Always The Best Idea

A public marriage proposal may have worked out well for Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, but it's a stunt that should always be approached with caution. Timing and location are everything as is being at least mostly confident that the person you're asking is going to respond positively. I'm pretty sure that Chirag Shah failed to run through…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 24, 2013

This Proposal Video Is 27 Minutes Long

Perhaps I am just a bitter shrew, but this 27-minute proposal video -- in which actor/director Justin Baldoni doesn't ask Emily Foxler to be his wife until the very end -- just did not do it for me. It has everything: Candles! Lip-syncing to the Backstreet Boys and Boyz II Men! A flashmob dancing to Bruno…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 11, 2013

Nothing Says Romance Like A Proposal In The Home Depot Lumber Aisle … But This Is Really Cute!

Okay, so we're not always the biggest fans of public marriage proposals. Sometimes they're just kinda awkward! And, let's be real, the lumber aisle of Home Depot sounds like the place where romance goes to die. But three cheers and a lifetime of happiness for Dustin and Spencer, who got engaged following the sweetest choreographed…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 13, 2013

Proposing By Calling 911 Seems Like A Bad Idea

Bay County, Florida, police officer Rad Nelson wanted to propose to his girlfriend Elizabeth Cook, so he called 911. You see, Cook is a dispatcher with the Bay County emergency system, and Nelson knew she'd be on the job. Around 3:30 in the morning, he dialed 911 and asked her to transfer over to a…

By: Julie Gerstein / June 4, 2013

7 Signs He’s Not Planning On Proposing

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…

By: YourTango.com / December 30, 2012

Aaron Paul Shares His Schmoopy Paris Proposal

"I'm the luckiest man on the planet. It doesn't make sense to me. The way she looks at me ... she has that magical glow about her. ... We got engaged over New Year's and I walked from the Eiffel Tower to St. Germain yesterday and I went to the stoop, the little step where I proposed…

By: Julie Gerstein / October 13, 2012

Man Fakes Plane Crash In Elaborate Marriage Proposal

What is UP with dudes these days? First there was Alexey Bykov, the guy who pretended to die in a car crash in order to make his girlfriend realize how she can't live without him (really, really). Now there comes the story of Ryan Thompson, a guy who pretended that the small plane he wa…

By: Julie Gerstein / September 28, 2012

Conan Almost Spoils Surprise Proposal

Let this be a lesson: if you intend on surprising your girlfriend with a proposal while attending a taping of "Conan," make sure you emphasize that the host should be subtle when handing you the mic. Still, so cute. [Team Coco]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 17, 2012

Worst Boyfriend Ever Pretends To Die In Order To Show Girlfriend What Life Would Be Like Without Him

Alexey Bykov wanted to prove to his girlfriend how important he was to her. How romantic, right? So he contracted a stuntman, makeup artist, screenwriter and director to stage a fake car crash just so his girlfriend could watch him die. Only, of course, Bykov, 30, from Onsk, Russia, wasn't actually dead. He had staged…

By: Julie Gerstein / September 4, 2012
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