Before you propose publicly, ask yourself why you do.
Will it increase the happiness and happiness of your partner, or can it steal their thunder? Do they think of being the center of attention, or do they prefer quieter moments together? Will they say yes or can prodding from strangers nudge them there?
If any of your answers are more about you than your partner, stop flash mob and call Jumbotron.
The debate about the general marriage proposal – is it harmless and sweet or narcissistic and manipulative? – surfaces almost every time another goes viral. Last weekend, a man suggested to his girlfriend who was in the middle of driving the New York City Marathon. According to CBS News, Dennis Galvin skipped a barrier and on the marathon court and asked his girlfriend, Kaitlyn Curran, to marry him.
CBS said it was Curran's first time driving a marathon. She had been training for one year and still had 10 miles to go when Galvin interrupted her to pop the question.
She said yes, cried (tears of joy or irritation?), Hugged him – and then continued running. In the video, she would like to see her. But could not he have expected? Let the woman take her time – every 4 hours and 24 minutes she has been training so hard for – without pulling her over to give you 30 seconds of glory.
On Twitter, readers led their thoughts to and against the proposal.
The couple has not responded in public yet. BuMost people prefer a private proposal – and most of them are done so. In a Knot article describing 5 major proposition errors, one of them was suggesting in front of an audience. In a survey of 19,000 couples, the wedding website found that most women who proposed to propose publicly or in front of friends and family did not afford.
"Once you have asked and she is (hopefully) accepted, you want two in your own little love bubble for a while – not possible if colleagues, cousins or perfect strangers come in your faces to congratulate you," according to the Knot's story that accompanies investigation.
There is no private love bubble in the middle of a marathon course – especially when a person has to come back to conquer another 10 miles.
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