Posts tagged "public proposals"

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 o…
By: Claire Hannum / September 15, 2014

Dude Proposes To His Girlfriend With 1,001 Hot Dogs

As a rule, I am not a fan of over-the-top public proposals, but I might have to let this one slide. A man in China proposed to his girlfriend with one hot dog for each day they've been together. All 1,001 hot dogs were supplied by…
By: Claire Hannum / August 21, 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…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 23, 2014

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…
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…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 24, 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…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 13, 2013

Hitched: Your Elaborately Planned Public Marriage Proposal Is Awkward For Everyone

If you are currently in the process of planning an elaborate and public marriage proposal to your intended, please consider not doing that, not doing that even for a minute, and instead consider just stopping everything you had planned and not ever doing that, and even if you still want to do it a little…
By: Andrea Grimes / May 31, 2012

Where Did Public Proposals Come From?

Out of all the women who got engaged last year and posted themselves on TheKnot.com, 43 percent received a public proposal, ranging from the guy who filmed a movie trailer to the one who painted a mural in New York's East Village popping the questions. This led Slate.com to wonder: how did thi…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / June 22, 2011