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Hitched: Getting Engaged Without A Ring

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When you get drunk with your boyfriend at the lake and decide to get engaged while under the influence of a decent-sized bottle of Jim Beam, you don’t exactly get the whole kneel-down, velvet-box proposal. No, what you get is peeling your face off a mattress the next morning and wondering where your pants are and oh my God, donde tacos?, and oh yeah, forever love.

But I’m of the School of Functional Alcoholic Thought that subscribes to the idea that alcohol just lubes you up for stuff you really want to do in your secret heart, rather than forces you to do things you’d rather not. So not only do I not regret our engagement story, I think it’s true to who Patrick and I are (enthusiastic boozers) and what kind of relationship we have (the kind where we do s**t the way we like to do it.)

The drunkgagement is also a good way to end up being engaged without a ring, because who just goes around getting wasted with diamonds in their pockets? I mean, besides fancy people, obviously.  Keep reading »

Man Proposes To Girlfriend Via Mural (Updated With An Awesome Time-Lapse Video!)

Around the corner from my apartment, there’s a wall that is frequently reserved by graffiti artists for commissioned murals. Sometimes those murals are hideous, often they’re merely “meh,” and occasionally they are truly beautiful. Such is the case with the mural currently occupying the space. Jeff Gurwin, 28, proposed to his girlfriend, Caitlin Fitzsimons, 27, by having the above mural painted on the East Village wall — the Scrabble tiles are a reference to the couple’s mutual love of the game, and the pug is representative of Caitlin’s mom’s dog Parky. Fitzsimons saw the mural on her way to meet Jeff for dinner — she cried and said yes! Thank goodness, as the mural is going to be up for a month. Congrats to the happy couple! And check out an awesome time-lapse video of the mural going up, after the jump… [Village Voice, EV Grieve] Keep reading »

Should A Boyfriend Ask Her Dad’s Permission To Propose?

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A Movie Proposal, Rated PG


Oh look, it’s another totally adorable movie trailer proposal. Todd Cavanaugh wanted to propose to his girlfriend Elizabeth Baldanza (Miss New York 2007), so he enlisted a film production crew to make a totally original movie trailer. Man, these guys are making regular old proposals look so lame. [Urlesque] Keep reading »

Girl Talk: There (Probably) Won’t Be A Proposal This Christmas

A few weeks ago my boyfriend and I were doing laundry at his parents’ house when I overheard him talking to his mom about his Christmas present for me. Neither, it seemed, realized how easily noise traveled from the kitchen through the dining room to the living room. I could only pick up a few words, like “reservations.” At a separate time, I told him how my present for him was waiting at my parents’ house to be opened on Christmas morning and he replied that it would be really awkward for him to give his gift to me in front of my parents. On top of this, he started teasing me about my present coming in the mail and forwarding me FedEx emails just to taunt me.

Naturally, I started to think he had bought an engagement ring. And in addition to being in love, I felt like I was walking on air.

Then, a few days later, the FedEx package arrived. Keep reading »

A Muppet Marriage Proposal

As a huge Muppets fan, I think this proposal video is just about the most romantic thing I’ve ever seen, besides when Piggy marries Kermit in “Muppets Take Manahttan.” This guy ordered custom Muppets that resembled him and his girlfriend for this proposal. Of course she said yes, but if she hadn’t, I would have taken him. [The Daily What] Keep reading »

Woman Struck By Lightning Moments Before Proposal

The cruel hand of fate has really had it out for matrimony this week. The other day we posted a story about a couple who married in the E.R. after a tragic crash, and this is another even more tragic story. Bethany Lott and her boyfriend Richard Butler were both excited for their hike to the top of Max Patch Bald Mountain in North Carolina. This was a trip that Lott had wanted to make since she and Butler began dating and was happy to finally have it happening. Butler planned to make his girlfriend’s day even more memorable because he was going to propose. With the ring in tow, Butler followed behind Lott for the 4,600-foot climb to the summit. But before he had a chance to ask for Lott’s hand, the couple was struck by a bolt of lightning. The shock knocked Butler to the ground. Once he was alert, he crawled over to Lott—she wasn’t breathing. He tried to revive his girlfriend for 15 minutes, but couldn’t get her to start breathing again. Unable to get a signal with their cell phones, Butler returned to his car and stopped at the first house he saw for help. EMTs arrived and tried to revive Lott but could not, saying that it was likely the lightning instantly killed her. “I put the ring on her finger while the EMTs were working on her,” he said. “They are listing me as her fiancé in the obituaries.” So freaking sad. [Newser] Keep reading »

Most Creative Way To Propose …

No words … just read. [via BuzzFeed]
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And This Is Why Jumbotron Engagements Are A Gigantic Don’t


So, some poor schmuck decided to propose to his girlfriend during the New York Rangers game on Valentine’s Day, and the entire scene was broadcast on the Jumbotron. Unforch, it appears that instead of saying “yes,” she went to go puke up cheese fries in the bathroom. Romance FAIL. Keep reading »

A Marriage Proposal For Books

Since I already posted an epic save-the-date video today, I thought it fitting to share an epic marriage proposal story to carry on the theme. Actually, this happens to be two stories in one. The guy, you see, a professional illustrator, spent eight months searching for the perfect engagement ring (a “100 year old brass ring with an art nouveau design carved into a piece of red coral”), and then proposed to his girlfriend by writing and illustrating a “magical little story for her that revolved around a story of the ring.” He created 22 drawings, secretly working on them for two weeks, and pasted them into a large antique book in which he was able to actually hide the engagement ring in a secret flap. On New Year’s Day, he presented the book to his girlfriend. Keep reading »

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