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Frisky Rant: Proposing On Twitter Is Lame

This week, I tweeted about how I wished I was at Comic-Con, what was going on with my Frisky posts, and how awesome “True Blood” is, especially crazy-pants Franklin. This is the kind of light fare most people post on Twitter, because the site is a place to put links to amusing cat videos or comment about how much you love flossing. Basically, a home for the somewhat interesting things you don’t mind sharing with a group of semi-strangers. That is why I was pretty bewildered and slightly appalled when I found out people have started proposing on Twitter. Keep reading »

“Put A Ring On It” Kind Of Gives Me The Sads


A reader sent me a link to the pilot episode for a new web series on weTV.com called “Put A Ring On It,” a show that covers real-life, over-the-top marriage proposals. “I think you will really like this one,” she wrote, “a guy calls a team of proposal experts to help him freeze time for his proposal.” Intrigued, I watched the clip, but I can’t say I share the same enthusiasm as the reader who sent it to me. Sure, I love a good proposal story as much as the next person, but there’s something a bit icky and disingenuous about turning what should be an intimate moment into entertainment for other people (says the girl who’s watched every season of “The Bachelor/ette”). We aren’t talking about a proposal that happens to be videotaped and slapped on YouTube; this is a real production with a team of “experts,” including a stylist, a techie and a relationship guru, as well as producers, and multiple cameras. And while there’s certainly nothing wrong with a big production, in this case the sentiment seems to get lost. Maybe the guy was just nervous — he’s not only proposing, after all, he’s performing a role … for a show — but where’s his excitement? Where’s the love? I guess I’m just not feeling it for “Put A Ring On It.” Are you? Keep reading »

Dear Wendy: “I’m Dying For My Boyfriend To Propose”

I’ve been dating my boyfriend for almost seven years. We’ve talked about getting married and having kids constantly, but nothing’s come out of it. We’ve even set a tentative date and picked colors. We’ve picked colors!!! But he still hasn’t proposed. I’m getting really frustrated and wondering if all the talk is just that: talk. Things are really great with us, but I’m losing patience and losing my mind. What should I do? — Not-so-patiently waiting

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Guy Talk: How To Propose Like A Champ

Men fear commitment the way that dogs fear vacuum cleaners. And actually, men kind of fear vacuum cleaners, too. But marriage is a scary prospect for any person, and guys tend to ridicule friends who take the plunge and decide to propose. Yeah, it’s completely juvenile and undeniably silly. Guys try not to show their emotions, and since marriage is associated with one of the strongest emotions around, some guys associate all aspects of marriage — particularly proposals — with a sort of loss of dignity. It’s even worse if a guy proposes and his girlfriend says no. That’s a lot of egg to wipe off of your face. After the jump are a few ways that guys can propose and come off like a hero … no matter what his girl says. Keep reading »

Flash Mob Helps Create Most Unforgettable Marriage Proposal


Regardless what your feelings are on the whole “flash mob” debate (did you know there was a debate? Yep, some people love them and some people think they’re stupid and cheesy ad annoying), this is by far one of the more interesting, if not creative, ways we’ve heard of someone proposing. A guy hired a flash mob of 100 dancers to help him create an unforgettable proposal in New York’s Washington Square Park. Thankfully, his girlfriend said “yes.” Wouldn’t it have been embarrassing if she’d said “no”? Watch how jazz-handy it gets around the 3-minute mark! [via Buzzfeed] Keep reading »

Bobby Brown Proposes On Stage, Like Too Many Before Him

On Friday, Bobby Brown asked his girlfriend of three years, Alicia Etheridge, to marry him, while playing a music festival in Jacksonville, Florida. In the middle of his set, he invited Alicia and their baby, Cassius, on stage. And in time-honored famous person fashion, he got down on one knee and asked her to marry him in front of oodles of screaming fans. The moment was so sweet that we won’t even comment on how the heck someone can marry this man after his history with Whitney. [People]

What’s up with celebrities doing this? After the jump, other celebs who’ve gotten engaged on stage in recent memory. Keep reading »

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