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(Daily Mail)   Maybe people should have a talk like "hey honey, would you ever be upset if I proposed to you in front of a huge crowd in a public venue?" before doing so   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 134
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2013-08-06 02:36:50 PM

psychopathic tendencies: I can think of few things more narcissistic than making one's proposal a pubic event.


Yup. It's a dick move.
 
2013-08-06 02:39:30 PM
I'm going to go against the common consensus here and say that I respect public/elaborate proposals. Yes, they are absolutely attention-seeking and can be quite tacky if designed wrong, (the baseball game thing is eapecially played out,) but I tend to give guys who do it the benefit of the doubt for one reason and one reason only: you really are putting yourself out there. Asking the person who knows you the best to make a decision to accept or reject you right there is about as vulnerable as you can possibly get, and, for the certain people, risking that type of rejection in front of a crowd of strangers can be a pretty profound way to show your sincerity.

It's certainly not for everybody, but despite my growing cynicism about humanity in general, I can still occaisionally think it's sweet when young idiots do stupid things in public for love.

(Now all that said, you'd better be damn sure she's going to say yes before you even think about proposing, and you'd better be even more sure she wouldn't hate being put on the spot in public before you make a big show of it. Common sense.)
 
2013-08-06 02:42:51 PM

OtherLittleGuy


MrsOLG asked me two months beforehand, then I proposed in a semi-private setting. And then I reproposed in the store when we shopped for and bought the ring.


Were you guys going for "best two out of three"?
 
2013-08-06 02:46:05 PM

Mikey1969: Uzzah: Mikey1969: As they say in the story, what would the point of it being fake be? ... I really, REALLY see no reason or point to this being fake.

Were you aware of the New Britain Rock Cats prior to today?

How many New Britain Rock Cats stories have you read about in the paper before today?

Wasn't even aware of them until you posted their name here, and now I'll forget it. As I stated in another post, this does nothing to bring publicity to the team, most people didn't read the article, they just skipped to the video, and even the ones who read the story probably skipped right over the team name in the article...


It's not like a similar idea wasn't just used this year to viral success at another minor league ballpark or anything.
 
2013-08-06 02:48:36 PM

Psycoholic_Slag: Pocket Ninja: It's an unfortunate truth that all videos like this must now be proven absolutely true beyond a shadow of a doubt before they can be believed. Until that happens, they must be assumed to be fake, posed, trolling, etc.

I take that approach to everything on the intertubes.


I take that approach to pretty much everything.  Or put it this way, nothing I know about fully is a tight neat story. Yet everything we read, or see on TV, is a tight neat story. One can draw two conclusions, my life is somehow a unique clusterfark, or more or less typical of the human condition and most stuff we read is bullshi'it.

*poink* I just remember a cops comment about interviewing people, if the story is confused and makes no sense at all but the person tells it more or less consistently, then it's probably legit. If it's neat and tidy, then that's a big red flag they are hiding something.
 
2013-08-06 03:08:23 PM
I have to assume these things are fake, since its hard to believe the intended bride to be would have to know why she was being dragged onto the field in the first place.
 
2013-08-06 03:12:45 PM
t0.gstatic.com
That is all.
 
2013-08-06 03:13:58 PM

Mikey1969: mongbiohazard: Publicity, lots of it and free. Now some minor league baseball team that hardly anyone has ever heard of is getting worldwide publicity for free.

And how many people have bothered to even read the name of said team, let alone show interest in it? I can't tell you who it was, I just scrolled down to the video. It's not really good as far as publicity stunts go, no matter what the cynics think. There is nothing to tie this to the team interest-wise, so it really fails in the "publicity" category.


The rock cats. I read it. Not everyone is YOU, you know.

Besides, the real point is getting locals talking and any news that gets international coverage is going to get the locals talking. Try and see things from someone else's perspective.
 
2013-08-06 03:14:38 PM

balki1867: Headso: Let's assume this isn't fake for a minute... If the woman actually cares at all about the guy she could just say yes and then later in the car on the way home say "oh yeah... uhhh... that whole proposal thing I actually don't want to marry you, I didn't want to make some weird scene at the ballpark but I got like 6 other dudes I'm seeing right now."

Yeah but that could have its own set of consequences.  What if he immediately called his mom, best friend, etc to tell them the good news only to find out later that she was trying to be nice?  All in all, it sucks for the dude, but she did the right thing.


Yep. She's under no obligation to spare him from his embarasment.
 
2013-08-06 03:16:16 PM

1nsanilicious: EdgeRunner: GBB: I wish those Military-Dad-Surprises-Kid-At-Public-Event videos ended in this manner.  Maybe those would get more airtime.

I don't want to see a video, but I'd get a kick out of hearing about a service dad who sneaks into the house to surprise his son, and busts in on him while he's jerking it to furry porn.

you are sick and deserve to be placed on certain tracking lists


I apologize for the crude joke. I never meant to stir up anyone's painful memories.

/when this happened to you, were you the dad or the kid?
 
2013-08-06 03:21:59 PM

EdgeRunner: 1nsanilicious: EdgeRunner: GBB: I wish those Military-Dad-Surprises-Kid-At-Public-Event videos ended in this manner.  Maybe those would get more airtime.

I don't want to see a video, but I'd get a kick out of hearing about a service dad who sneaks into the house to surprise his son, and busts in on him while he's jerking it to furry porn.

you are sick and deserve to be placed on certain tracking lists

I apologize for the crude joke. I never meant to stir up anyone's painful memories.

/when this happened to you, were you the dad or the kid?


He was the guy in the furry porn. He's just pissed off 'cause the kid pirated it instead of paying for it.
 
2013-08-06 03:24:23 PM
It's not like she's not banging 5 other guys.....
 
2013-08-06 03:25:13 PM
www.eonline.com
 
2013-08-06 03:26:16 PM

Martian_Astronomer: I'm going to go against the common consensus here and say that I respect public/elaborate proposals. Yes, they are absolutely attention-seeking and can be quite tacky if designed wrong, (the baseball game thing is eapecially played out,) but I tend to give guys who do it the benefit of the doubt for one reason and one reason only: you really are putting yourself out there. Asking the person who knows you the best to make a decision to accept or reject you right there is about as vulnerable as you can possibly get, and, for the certain people, risking that type of rejection in front of a crowd of strangers can be a pretty profound way to show your sincerity.

It's certainly not for everybody, but despite my growing cynicism about humanity in general, I can still occaisionally think it's sweet when young idiots do stupid things in public for love.

(Now all that said, you'd better be damn sure she's going to say yes before you even think about proposing, and you'd better be even more sure she wouldn't hate being put on the spot in public before you make a big show of it. Common sense.)


A friend of mine used the sign at Times Square.  Got her to where she could see the sign...she had no idea it was coming.  Also, she wasn't being put on the spot in front of a huge crowd.

They've been married 20 years.  Are they happy?  Well...probably no more unhappy than they would be if they hadn't gotten married.
 
2013-08-06 03:45:59 PM
Pocket Ninja


It's an unfortunate truth that all videos like this must now be proven absolutely true beyond a shadow of a doubt before they can be believed. Until that happens, they must be assumed to be fake

The same used to be true of science. Now, all it takes is it being a headline on huff-po for idiots to buy it.
 
2013-08-06 03:55:28 PM

J. Frank Parnell: Always seemed to me the guys who do it are thinking "Oh boy, if i do it here she can't possibly say no" so it's a bit of a dick move in the first place. Good job to any woman who doesn't give in.


My wife loves the Brewers, but absolutely hates being the center of attention of any crowd, much less an entire stadium. I joked while we were dating that I was going to propose that way. She looked me dead in the eye and said, "Only if you want to be dumped in front of 40k people."
 
2013-08-06 04:06:45 PM

Demetrius: He proposed to her in New Britain, the anus of Connecticut.  I'm not surprised by this.


And done.
 
2013-08-06 04:09:20 PM

J. Frank Parnell: Always seemed to me the guys who do it are thinking "Oh boy, if i do it here she can't possibly say no" so it's a bit of a dick move in the first place. Good job to any woman who doesn't give in.


Idk. You can always say no later. I would never humiliate a guy like this in public.
 
2013-08-06 04:23:18 PM

SurfaceTension: Because People in power are Stupid: Her other only boyfriend takes her to Major League games.

/betting anything this guy is in the FriendZone


I think she's already engaged and farking someone else. Or married.
 
2013-08-06 04:32:04 PM

devilEther: psychopathic tendencies: I can think of few things more narcissistic than making one's proposal a pubic event.

I've heard tale of people proposing on Twitter. How romantic.


Not the picture I was looking for but still the right scene:
25.media.tumblr.com

"Yes! I'm engaged!"
 
2013-08-06 04:45:27 PM

Fear the Clam: Uzzah: How many New Britain Rock Cats stories have you read about in the paper before today?

Rock Cats blow. It's all about the Keene Swamp Bats.


Maybe she couldn't stand the Rock Cats red glare...
 
2013-08-06 05:00:45 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I guess I should rethink my plan to propose via the K-Mart intercom where my gf works...


Make sure you start by dialing 6212666 over the PA. biatches love "Mary Had a Little Lamb".
 
2013-08-06 05:08:05 PM

Hermione_Granger: Idk. You can always say no later. I would never humiliate a guy like this in public.



Will you marry me?

/you had to know that was coming
 
2013-08-06 06:27:27 PM
CSB:

One year at a customer conference I was at, some woman proposed to her guy in the auditorium before the keynote. Televised to the audience and everything. I'm still not convinced it wasn't a publicity stunt. That has to be the least romantic setting for a proposal I can think of.
 
2013-08-06 06:52:58 PM

GBB: I wish those Military-Dad-Surprises-Kid-At-Public-Event videos ended in this manner.  Maybe those would get more airtime.


Well, in WWII, the Brits sang a song about coming home in Yank infested Britain:

I let myself in quietly and tiptoed up the stairs,
The thought of being home again had banished all my cares.
In the bedroom then I murmured, " Nell, your soldier boy has come!"
When a voice replied, in sharp surprise, "Say Nell, Who is this bum?"

For a moment I stood speechless, and rooted in the ground
And then I switched the light on, and what do you think I found
My little Nell was lying there, exposing all her charms
Like the famous Whore of Babylon---in a Yankee MP's arms!
 
2013-08-06 07:43:35 PM
This post approved by lily allen's "sunday morning"..
 
2013-08-06 08:38:21 PM
Every time I see one of these gas stations down East
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Reminds me of the Dr Demento show on the radio

Irving.
Big, fat Irving.
Big dum-dum Irving.
Big dum-dum dead Irving.
The hundred and forty-second fastest gun *  in the West.
Really.
 
2013-08-06 10:11:30 PM
Look, guys... Just NO.

No embedding the proposal in a video game.
No putting it on the jumbotron at the ball game.
No public proposals on local or national TV.
No announcing the engagement at a party before actually proposing.
No proposing in the middle of the party, either.
No putting it on a blimp, billboard, or anywhere public.
No hiring someone in costume to arrest your girl and then proposing to her in front of the crowd that assembles.
In fact: No proposals that put her on the spot with witnesses, or embarrass her with their ridiculously public nature.

It's like this: When you propose in a wildly public way, you're not saying "I love you and want to spend my life with you." -- What you're ACTUALLY saying is, "I want to show everyone that you're my property, so I'm going to do the modern equivalent of bashing you on the head in front of the tribe before dragging you to my cave."

Seriously... If you really love her and want to be with her, then propose in a humble, quiet, private, romantic way. No tricks. No pranks. No stunts. No spectacles. Just go for a walk in a nice meadow or on the beach, tell her you love her and can't imagine life without her, and ask her to marry you. If you're a bit more progressive, you might even consider saying "Let's get married" instead of "will you marry me", because the former indicates it's a mutual decision being made, while the latter says "I decided and now I'm giving you an ultimatum which will result in us either being together forever or breaking up RIGHT NOW."

If you ask me, the guy deserved that "no" because he was doing some awkward male chest-beating by trying to corner her in front of a crowd. F♥ck that noise. Until he learns some propriety, he should remain alone.
 
2013-08-06 10:14:53 PM

gilgigamesh: I have to assume these things are fake, since its hard to believe the intended bride to be would have to know why she was being dragged onto the field in the first place.


Unless they've only been dating a short while, and the dude's just moving way too damned fast.
 
2013-08-06 11:53:11 PM

kvinesknows: I asked my wife's father for his blessing first (she knew I was going to do that). Then I asked her in a private setting with just her and me.


I did the same thing.

She still managed to shiat all over it. Hey biatches, you don't get a second chance at this. TMYK.
 
2013-08-07 07:13:46 AM
He looks 37.

She looks 17.
 
2013-08-07 09:02:38 AM
Reminds me of this old prank.
 
2013-08-07 12:16:29 PM
 
2013-08-07 01:42:27 PM

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