To be honest I have always been of the opinion that proposals are a “guy” thing. Call me old fashioned, there is just something about men being hunters that resonates with me so when I saw this video of a lady on her knee proposing to her man, something inside me cringed.
If it had gone well, maybe this post would have headed in a totally different direction but it didn’t and now here we are.
The video is about a proposal gone wrong. She pops the question on one knee in the middle of a very busy mall”. With a nudge from a friend, he reluctantly walks up to the lady, hugs her, shakes his head in the negative and then walks away from her as quickly as his long legs could take him – needless to say without accepting the ring or the proposal.
What happens next, I didn’t expect. The lady is so distraught, she cries loudly, screams, runs, stops, then screams some more. She looks a bit crazy at this point and I feel so sorry for her.
Inspired by this dreadful viral video, here are a few tips on proposing to your man while avoiding a public meltdown in this cruel world of social media.
- Do it Privately
Sister, there really is no reason for you to be proposing to this man in a public place. Why? Because he may be forced to give an answer which often times may not be honest in order to save face. What’s the point of getting a public yes and then a private no two minutes later? Please be wise.
- Always Know the Answer Before you ask the Question
Please, please, be sure your man will say yes before you go ahead actualising your grand proposal. You don’t want to get all hysterical if he walks out on you for whatever reason.
- Do not Date a Douche Bag
See, I really don’t care if he had warned his girl several times not to pull a stunt like that, or if they were even broken up, the fact that she had gone on her knee in a place as public as Ikeja City Mall, the least he could have done was pick her up from the floor, hug her with a smile and take her somewhere quiet.
- Do not, I repeat, do not act like the world is over
Dear miss, did you skip drama class in secondary school? Your boo gave you a chance when he walked towards you and lifted you off the floor. At that point you should have smiled, hugged him back and walked beside him. It doesn’t matter if he whispered a big fat NO. No one could really hear what was being said in that noisy mall so you should have used that to your advantage.
- Don’t propose
Sisi, if he wants to marry you, he will ask. He knows where rings are sold and he knows how to say the words. If he isn’t asking then he has answered your question already – “no, I don’t want to marry you”. Take a hint.