Will You Marry Me?

Just when you thought social media couldn’t infiltrate our lives much more than it already has, news comes that some bloke proposed to his girlfriend via Twitter coupled with Vine (a shakey self-shot video). And to find out more on how the proposal evolved, read . No sweet words, or tears of joy. All executed in less than 140 characters for the world to read and see. Unconventional it may be, but what ever happened to privacy and intimacy? You’re allowed to share your excitement but c’mon, do it after you’ve actually got the girl to say yes.

My point is, fine you can be original and think out of the box when it comes to proposals or even weddings, but sometimes, a bit of tradition is a good thing. What ever happened to good old romance where a guy got down on one knee and poured his heart out as to why he wants to spend the rest of his life with his soulmate? Not to say that a proposal has to be all girlie and dreamy, but at least, give it some respect. So, when it’s your turn to conjure up a unique proposal, remember that different isn’t always the best way forward.


Photo credit: Luis Acosta / AFP – Getty Images via NBC News (image isn’t of the Twitter couple!)


  • May 30, 2013 - 11:05 pm | Permalink

    Can’t believe this actually happened! You’re so right…whatever happened to good old romantic traditions?

  • July 4, 2013 - 1:11 am | Permalink

    Can’t agree more and glad you brought this to readers’ attention!
    Not just proposal on social media. It upsets me when going to weddings, the guests are all on their iPhone and Blackberry!People checking FB when their ‘real’ friends are around.
    Mobiles at weddings should be banned!


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