Sunday 21 January 2018

So Over: The overly elaborate proposal

Wesanna - low-key and restrained...
Wesanna - low-key and restrained...

We admit that this gripe may be at least part-fuelled by the fact that no one is elaborately proposing to us, but it is also powered by the fact that the elaborate proposal is totes naff. Nothing screams 'showmance' more than the over-the-top question-pop.

All over YouTube, there are strangely corporate videos of women crying, as men proffer the pre-agreed engagement ring. One Irish couple's video proposal took things even further - it was shot by an undercover film crew disguised as tourists, with a cameo by Bono, and it was sponsored by a Dublin camera shop. Kinda makes the engagement/nuptials of Wesanna, seem low-key and restrained. You'd even miss the days of the old arranged marriage, when we were spared the obligatory Instagramming of the diamond-clad finger, with the caption, #blessed. It gives one the urge to respond with that puking emoji.

Sorry for the jaded tone, we've clearly OD'd on Valentine's Day at this point.

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