“Darren has a question for you. Will you marry him?”
No, this was not another fake proposal to me (if you did not see my photo op with a book cover model proposing, check out my facebook fan page here: https://www.facebook.com/DeanneWilstedAuthor, pretty funny!)
This was a real proposal to a girl sitting next to me on the plane. We had just pulled into the gate at Reno and the flight attendant came over the loudspeaker to announce his proposal. She did not seem surprised… but she did seem happy. And I hope that the rest of the weekend was as romantic as the start was for them.
'Tis the season for proposals. According to the Washington Post, about a third of all wedding proposals happen between Thanksgiving and New Years. But not all proposals are created equal. And a proposal wouldn’t be a question if the answer was always yes. In fact, I just saw a hilarious advert for an insurance company, based on this exact idea.
Reddit, a site which handles questions anonymously (so take the info with a grain of salt,) saw thousands of people respond to a poster who wanted rejection, rather than romantic, proposals. Check it out here. Awkward moments in the extreme, but a great lesson that, in my view, proposals should be handled privately and should always have an escape hatch. In the case of my overhear, although it wasn’t done privately, I did think that in the worst case the girl could have simply stayed on the plane and flown back to Seattle, leaving poor Darren waiting for her outside the gate for a long time.
So, have you seen an interesting proposal (or rejection)? We’d all love to hear about it… leave a comment and let us know.
Here’s to many happy journeys inspired by amazing proposals.
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