I’ve always wondered what’s really going on with those people who propose in really public places. Are they doing it so that the event is memorable? And if so why don’t they realise that:
A) Getting engaged is a pretty memorable occasion, and
B) If you want to do memorable, why not go to a great but relatively secluded location?
I blame the movies. Actually I saw a pretty good compromise in Rome. A guy there proposed while at the colosseum. It was just big enough an occasion to fit the criteria but small enough to be okay if she hadn’t accepted.
I think it is a weird lack of self belief that causes some guys to invoke the jumbo-tron. They want to make sure she’ll accept and also commit themselves to going through with it. But what happens if even with all of that peer pressure she still says no? Well you’d have to kill yourself.
Or of course you could kill her instead. That’s what a Spanish guy did recently when he proposed to his girlfriend on national television. Of course it makes me think of a follow-up question – why do people write amusing posts about things that aren’t that funny? Well I’m afraid I don’t know the answer to that one.