Friday, December 21, 2012


I guess I should have seen this coming.  With all the engagement proposals around Christmas time, dozens of commercials for diamond rings and other fancy things, it was inevitable.  Proposals over Twitter.
Last weekend, Kat Von D, the tattoo artist and TV personality who was the 'other woman' in Sandra Bullock and Jesse James's divorce, was proposed to by electronic music star DJ Deadmau5.  
And it happened on Twitter.  Check this out: 

How romantic.... I suppose.
So, apparently this is not a new thing.  I was aghast last September after reading about the Turkish couple exchanging vows over Twitter.  But there have also been other Twitter proposals!  Here is a sampling dating as far back as 2008.

Is this the new "writing your name across the sky"?  Has Twitter replaced skywriting or proposals under the 
mistletoe?  It seems so impersonal to me, not even face-to-face and condensing your love to the 140-character limit.  Maybe its good for shy, rambling types who have a limited romantic vocabulary anyway.

What do you think about Twitter proposals?  Would you ever partake, or say yes to someone over Twitter?

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