It's all over the news now.
Really.. it's REALLY all over the news.
Every year, the day after Valentine's Day, the newspapers everywhere will pick a couple that has proposed in a romantic way and hightlight it nationwide.
This year, it's the story of this guy who spent RM40,000 on a billboard ad asking his girlfriend to Marry Him.Now that's all nice and romantic for you Romeo but you're SPOILING THE MARKET FOR THE REST OF US GUYS!!!
Okay lets do a little bit of imaginary history on how proposals were carried out in the past.
During the caveman days it probably went like this
Then nearer to the medieval ages.
Well okay, those were really pretty unromantic times.
Then it got more romantic where the guy actually has to not yet kneel but, put his hands together to ask for marriage.
Then fast-forward to more modern times and the guy is expected to kneel with a ring to propose.
That's a lovely tradition.
Then it became a trend for guys to kneel in public and propose to their girlfriends, another fine tradition.
So much that now not only is almost every guy supposed to kneel down and propose (which is perfectly fine), but a really 'romantic' way of doing this would be... to do it in public when there are a lot of people around. The more the better.
If you kneel down in private and just the normal traditional way that it would get done, you run the risk of your bride saying
"Hey... wtf is this?? You're proposing to me here? In my house? When nobody is looking?"
Now this is when it begins to cross the line...
Some people seem to like it when the guys make a fool of themselves in public at the expense of making it more romantic for the girl.
You know sort of... if you're willing to make a fool of yourself for me then you must really love me kind of thinking.
So if you don't make a fool of yourself then you run the risk of your future bride-to-be saying
"Hey! Why can't you be more romantic and do something more?"
And now we have the new winner here in Malaysia.
Who spends RM40,000 on a billboard ad to propose.
So now by the time it's my turn to propose and I do it the normal traditional way.. you know in front of a moonlight scenery or something, my love of my life might turn and say
"WTF IS THIS?!?!?
YOU ARE PROPOSING TO ME HERE???
IN FRONT OF A ROMANTIC SCENERY OF KL CITY ON A PRIVATE HOT AIR BALLOON?!?!? ARE YOU MAD?!?!
TAKE THE DAMN RING BACK AND COME UP WITH SOMETHING BETTER.... LIKE GET BEES TO SPELL THE WORDS "WILL YOU MARRY ME" IN THE AIR OR SOMETHING!
DO YOU EVEN LOVE ME AT ALL?!?!?" I KNEW I SHOULD'VE MARRIED JASON!!!
PS Romeo: You know I'm just kidding right... congratulations on your marriage! Your proposal was really cool.