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 dance proposal to ever rock a big box store. According to Spencer’s YouTube page, Dustin showed up at Home Depot thinking he was helping a roommate run an errand only to find his friends and family performing Betty Who’s “Somebody Loves You” before Spencer got down on one knee. I made it one-and-a-half minutes in before I started crying. How long did you last? [YouTube]
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 “talk” channel (presumably so as not to tie up the emergency line). From there, he professed, “Elizabeth Ann Cook from the bottom of my heart and the depths of my soul I want to ask you, will you marry me?” The stunned Cook said yes, with strangers on the talk channel listening in.
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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…
“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 to Lauren – and I took a picture of it and I sent it to her. … It’s just this little courtyard outside of this hotel, and we were just dancing to Édith Piaf by ourselves on New Year’s and then I begged her to marry me.”
–Aaron Paul on his proposal to fiancee Lauren Parsekian. Is this cute, or does it make you want to vomit? I might just be in the latter category because I’m a miserable person who can’t be happy for others. You? [People]
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 was flying was going to crash in order to propose to his girlfriend Carlie Kennedy. He planted the proposal in a flight checklist, and while pretending that the plane was going down, he asked her to read from the checklist. Despite the elaborate and terrifying ruse, she accepted (they always do, don’t they?)
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]