When Women Propose, This Is How It's Done

Ask, as the saying goes, and you shall receive. A reader requested that we solicit stories from women who have gotten down on the proverbial bended knee to ask for their partner’s hand in marriage. And while there were a lot of stories about accidentally proposing (“Do you think we should get married?” “Sure.”) and… » 6/18/15 2:50pm 6/18/15 2:50pm

Ladies Who Proposed: We Want to Hear Every Last Detail

Welcome to Pop The Question, a weekly space to dissect every aspect of wedding madness. Each Tuesday, we’ll ask a question (sometimes there might even be a poll!), you’ll share answers and stories, and then we’ll bring you the best of the bunch on Thursdays. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll fly into a total rage over… » 6/16/15 2:30pm 6/16/15 2:30pm

Only a Classless Douchebag Would Propose During Someone Else's Wedding

A month ago, I was at my best friend’s wedding and joked to my partner about how funny it would be if we took a moment during the reception to propose to each other. We laughed and laughed and laughed. And then we checked to make sure that no one had been sent to kill us. Because no one even thinks about fucking up… » 5/27/15 4:30pm 5/27/15 4:30pm

Happy National Proposal Day, You Lonely, Unlovable Monster

As a reminder that you'll probably die alone looking into a mirror, whoever makes up holidays has deemed March 20th National Proposal Day, leaving you with less than 24 hours to find someone, anyone to propose to you and validate your entire existence. Here are some fun facts about that proposal you're not getting! » 3/20/15 3:00pm 3/20/15 3:00pm

Fan Interrupts Ryan Gosling Q&A So She Can Propose to Her Girlfriend

There's nothing like a public proposal to get you in the mood for some holy matrimony. (Not really.) And especially if the proposal, as romantic as it is, comes 12 minutes into a Q&A session for Ryan Gosling's new film at SXSW. Tears, joy, secondhand embarrassment you can reach out and actually feel—it's all here! » 3/16/15 11:20am 3/16/15 11:20am

We Hate This 365 Marriage Proposal Creeper So Much

This is Dean Smith. He really, rilly loves his lady, Jennifer. On Jennifer's birthday last year, he realized he wanted to get married—but he couldn't just propose, now could he? Bo-ring. That's not going to get anyone's attention. And attention is what matters, which is why Dean crafted something truly chilling. » 3/10/15 1:20pm 3/10/15 1:20pm

These Marriage Proposal Rejection Stories Are Just Awful

It's always interesting to see the common threads in response to the Pop The Question topics. This week, you shared your stories of saying no to a proposal of marriage; one scenario, in particular, surfaced over and over and over again: The old we were broken up, he swooped in with a ring to win me back chestnut. » 2/19/15 4:50pm 2/19/15 4:50pm

He Proposed. You Said ... No? Tell Us Everything.

Welcome to Pop The Question, a weekly space to dissect every aspect of wedding madness. Each Tuesday, we'll ask a question (sometimes there might even be a poll!), you'll share answers and stories, and then we'll bring you the best of the bunch on Thursdays. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll fly into a total rage over… » 2/17/15 3:15pm 2/17/15 3:15pm

V-Day Proposals: Maybe Just Don't?

I've a bone to pick with you about the response to this week's Pop The Question, on the subject of Valentine's Day proposals and weddings: Everyone was far too nice. This is the internet, people! Where is the outrage? Why aren't you screaming at one another and indicating that you are so doing by the employment of… » 2/12/15 5:20pm 2/12/15 5:20pm

Valentine's Day Proposals and Weddings: Ghastly or Great?

When the Hallmark Channel tweets out "fun facts" you can be sure it is with regards to something utterly clichéd. And what could be more clichéd than a Valentine's Day proposal? It's a thing that the Wedding Industrial Complex goes all in on, devoting ad dollars and an unknowable number of proverbial column inches… » 2/10/15 2:00pm 2/10/15 2:00pm

This Surprise Proposal on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Is Admittedly Cute

On Wednesday night's episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Kimmel invited a "random" audience member onstage for a Hollywood Blvd. scavenger hunt that ended in DIAMONDS and LOVE. Made a lot more endearing by an awkward spotlight fuck-up and the only guy in an Elmo suit who will ever make you smile. Everybody cry on three! » 12/18/14 11:30am 12/18/14 11:30am

This Over-the-Top Marriage Proposal Is a Giant Red Flag

There's a lot of scoffing and scorn out there for theatrical marriage proposals, but viral videos or hidden cameras are usually harmless. Cheesy and annoying to observers, perhaps, but ain't no thing between the betrothed. In Japan, however, we are faced with something quite different. » 12/05/14 9:02am 12/05/14 9:02am

Engagement Chicken: A History of Romantic Culinary Bullshit

We're just six weeks short of Thanksgiving, which means two things: First, if your Thanksgiving/Christmas/New Year plans involve air travel, book your ticket now or suffer the financial consequences. Secondly, if you're looking to get hitched over the holidays and believe in magic, it might be time to bust out the… » 10/15/14 12:21pm 10/15/14 12:21pm

​Here's Why You Should Never Propose On a Boat

I am not a fan of proposal videos. Sorry people, I appreciate the planning, the talent, and the creativity that goes into some of the more elaborate ones, but I'm not really interested in peering in on a really deep and cheesy moment between two people. Unless of course if fails horribly like this. Then count me in. » 9/20/14 3:10pm 9/20/14 3:10pm