• Wed, Apr 3 2013

Your Musical Marriage Proposals On YouTube Make Me Sick

engagement ring photo

Oh, God, another one? Another musical marriage proposal posted on YouTube for the entire world to see? This one is set to “Thrift Shop” and contains lines like:

Walk into the club I’m like, “What up? I gotta big rock!”
Nah I’m just pumped up bought some ring from the bling shop.
Ice on her hand, it’s so damn frosty
That people like, “Damn! That’s some cold ass honkeys.”

Oh, Christ. Fine. Fine. Here. Watch it if you must:

It’s a well made video and everything, I just kind of hate that this is a thing we are doing, now.

Look. I do not care if you post your wedding ring on Facebook. I actually think that is fun. Lots of your friends would ask to see your wedding ring were they to interact with you in real life.

But YouTube is not for your friends. YouTube is for total utter strangers. What are you doing? Why do you not realize that this is not a part of your life that needs to be led in public?

I guess the thing that irks me about this is that it seems to turn a wedding proposal – which is supposed to be an intimate, lovely thing – into something that requires applause from total strangers. That’s… not so great. That’s not something that you should feel a need to be applauded by strangers for.

Or maybe we just all live in public now, and private lives don’t even exist anymore. Everything, not just the revolution, will be televised.

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  • Cee

    Totally agreed. Your proposal doesn’t need the public’s approval. They aren’t the ones getting married. You don’t need strangers to validate your relationship and the steps its taking. And, if you do, that says something about your relationship’s priorities. Not only that..it just puts a lot of pressure to say “yes” cuz you are in public.

    I knew my girlfriend wanted to propose to me for a while. I specifically told her I did not want a public proposal. If she proposed it would be me and her because that is what she is saying in a proposal, me and her . When I share my proposal story, of course I say the mechanical things (roses, candles, in the heart of Philly during our summer vacation) but I don’t really say everything because it is such an intimate thing between you and your partner.

  • Amanda

    I don’t see why it matters if its not your engagement. If the couple in question is okay with other people, even strangers, being a part of a happy time in their life, why should it matter to anyone else? Let them express their happiness however they want to. If you don’t like it, simply don’t watch.

  • Eileen

    There are two things that have always terrified me about being on the receiving end of a proposal: 1) Not being able or ready to say yes to someone who genuinely wants me to marry him, and 2) Having other people around to witness it. I’m not really bothered by these Youtube proposals unless one goes viral on my FB feed, but I don’t want to watch and would never want someone to watch me.

  • Girl Detective

    I also feel waves of embarrassment when people re-do songs but downgrade the swearing. If you’re old enough to get married you’re old enough to say fuck.

  • kittarn

    This was not the actual proposal. This video was filmed after she accepted the “real” proposal. The guy wanted to do something fun to remember the occasion. I think it’s cute especially using the girl’s little boy in the video.