Though it looks super romantic for a character in a movie to propose at the top of the Empire State Building, in real life, the place is actually crowded with people trying to take pictures who are annoyed with you for taking up so much room.
While these stories of viral online proposals are pretty cute and a better use of the internet than, say, supercuts of models falling off of runways, they’re also part of an increasingly disturbing trend where every part of a relationship has to happen in public.
Don’t let the headline gross you out — this story, and others like it, is actually pretty sweet.
Perhaps it takes open-minded optimism about an uncharted future, or the wisdom (and maybe regret) of looking back, to be in a place where women consider proposing to a man not just socially acceptable, but also something they’d realistically do.
Would more women sacrifice a pricey ring if it meant getting married faster?
Here are eight proposals that made us kinda cringe. Even crazier? Some of these couples are still happily married.
Any way you look at it, you’re still a human being with emotions, and while you might feel relief or renewal upon the end of an engagement, you’re probably also going to be mourning the loss of something significant, whether you’re the dumper or the dumpee.
Unfortunately for some, the heartbreak of a called-off engagement seems to become of public interest when your relationship makes its rounds on the internet rather than just being water-cooler banter. And what ends up adding insult to injury is the immediacy and publicity of announcing said split via Facebook.