Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Proposal: Romantic or Too Much?

I was reading Twitter nonstop while working at my mama's salon today (boredom definitely got the best of me) and I came across a tweet about a guy that used StumbleUpon to propose to his girlfriend. Now, I don't know about yall, but I think that is taking the internet too far. Sure, it's creative and it probably took a bit of work but where is the romance in that? I give him props for such an original proposal though, and everyone's different, so many his girlfriend absolutely loved it. It's just not my thing. 

Here is how it went down:

If you don't know what StumbleUpon is, I highly suggest checking out the website. I have featured it on my blog quite a few times but for those of you who don't have a clue what I'm talking about, let me explain. StumbleUpon is a website that you have to sign up for. When you first sign up, they ask you to check all the things you are interested in (i.e. Movies, Quotes, Art, Fashion..). When you go to that site later on they have a  website or youtube video or article for you to view based on those interests you selected. If you do not like the page or when you are done with it, you press 'stumble' and they give you a new one based on your interests. It is actually pretty friggin' cool. I've browsed it for hours before and you see a lot of interesting stuff in the process.

Anyways, back to how it went down..

The girl and her boyfriend didn't own a television (yet, they some how had the internet.. weird.) so they often would browse the StumbleUpon website together to pass the time. Well, the guy had been thinking of a unique way to propose to his girlfriend and decided to use their love for StumbleUpon. He emailed the company on a whim, not expecting to get an answer, asking for their help in making this happen. They actually ended up emailing him back and they were on board.

StumbleUpon gave the guy a time when his girlfriend should stumble her account. She was looking through some other interests (previously selected by her guy) and was confused when she came across a picture of him holding a sign. There were 11 pictures of signs reading this:

“To my best friend … Whom I love, you are so amazing, and so smart, even more beautiful. So on this day, I want to ask you: Will you marry me?”

She said YES! (Obviously, or I wouldn't waste my time posting this..)

Here is the video of the proposal

The couple said the hardest part of the whole proposal was having to explain to everyone how he popped the question. I can believe that. Can you imagine having to explain to your grandparents what StumbleUpon is and how all that works? I personally think that would take all the fun and excitement out of the proposal. Then again, I have little patience and I am a little too old timey for this nonsense anyways.

You can find the whole article here.

Am I too picky? Do you think these new aged ideas for popping this huge romantic questions are thoughtful and sweet or inappropriate and ridiculous?


  1. ughhh not a fan! i want the good old fashion dream proposal... i don't find the internet romantic HA!

  2. that was such an awkward moment haha

  3. I's cute an all..all proposals are cute..but I'm with way, jose! So strange. I'd rather have an old fashion proposal...this isn't romantic in the slightest.

    How interesting though how the world is becoming so internet-based. Sad, too!

    <3-Cami from First Day of My Life

  4. Eh, I dont like it and the video was awkward!

  5. Seriously, how would explain that to your grandparents?! Too much for me... but funny to retell!

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