Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Vid Of The Day: Proposal

Ouch. And not faked, according to UCLA.

Men: don't do this. It's dumb and women hate it.



14 comments:

  1. Yikes. I wonder when men are going to learn that a marriage proposal should be a very private and intimate moment between two people. Asking someone to marry you is not a spectator sport.

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  2. Dumb, indeed, and totally agree w/ Daisy. But, if you want to risk turning your private humiliation into one of epic proportions, go for it.

    The MPOTD totally cracked me up.

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  3. He totally should have asked your POTD gal to marry him instead. The dog will have to settle for ring-bearer.

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  4. When we had season hockey tickets, someone proposed at least once or twice a season...I have a mean streak and always secretly hoped the girl would say no!! I don't think I ever saw one who did tho. Sorry but this looks faked to me but I don't think UCLA had a part in it.

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  5. UCLA = university = probably a project for a psychology or sociology class. 1:07 looks like bad acting. I bet the arena, announcer didn't know though (so it looked real).

    PS I too hate the arena/stadium proposals.

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  6. @daisy

    Agreed.

    My cousin proposed to his then girlfriend at a big family function. It did not go well.

    She was so nervous she thew up all over him.

    Although, after he got cleaned up she did say yes. Also we jokingly called her "Chuck" for years.

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  7. I'm a woman and I feel the opposite about the arena/stadium proposals. I would find it very romantic if I was proposed to at the 7th inning stretch of an MLB game (Braves) or between periods at NHL (Devils). And I'm not being sarcastic either, I actually would like that. I think it's sweet for a man to declare his feelings in that kind of public way. I feel the same way about stadium/arena anniversary announcements.

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  8. LOL, Cam. You must have a very interesting family. :-)

    I think Portrait of the Day "gal" is a man.

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  9. Sorry, that looks fake as hell to me. Don't care what UCLA says. How could they confirm that it wasn't set up? The woman looks very much like she's acting.

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  10. Had one happen in front of us at a Phillies/Mets game a few years ago - although the woman said yes, they were one of the skankiest couples I've ever seen - missing teeth, creepy tattoos. Really gross on the jumbotron.

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  11. Yeah, I think it's fake, too, after watching it a few more times.

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  12. If you're gonna propose in public, do it somewhere cool like a bullfight or public hanging. I can picture the guy on his knee to the woman, with some poor hooded schmo on the gallows in the background. "Will you marry me?" he asks. "Yes!" she says. They start to hug and THUNK!, guy on gallows drops.

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  13. I can understand what Daisy is saying about it being more of a 'private' thing, but, as a guy I would just feel like, "I want the whole world to know that I love you, and I'm ready to spend the rest of my life with you," and not, "Hey, guys! Look at me proposing on the JumboTron!"

    You know? When will women understand that?

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  14. Martin, I understand the "I want the whole world to know" feeling, and I think that is great, but I think that you should wait and shout about your love from the rooftops AFTER the woman has given her answer of "yes, I want to marry you."

    Making the proposal itself a public display assumes that the woman is going to say "yes" which isn't a given. A public proposal puts a great deal of pressure on the woman to say yes, whether or not that's how she really feels.

    Everyone involved, including the couple and any spectators watching, is embarrassed and uncomfortable if she says "no" or "I need time to think it over." Marriage is a serious commitment and contract between two people. It's not something that should be decided upon under pressure or taken lightly. Not too many would want to be put on the spot like that in making such an important decision, I don't think.

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