What is it with dudes and always trying to one-up other couples with how they propose? It seems almost like a sport – so many people want to have the best proposal, so they keep upping the ante.
The classic stadium proposal is one such way that guys try to make the day super memorable. It happens fairly often, and it seems as though Fenway Park in Boston has a package specifically for people who want to propose in front of the crowd (other stadiums might too, I really haven’t done much research). Here’s a recent one that had the hoped-for outcome:
— jbucklin (@jbucklin) May 13, 2017
However, they don’t always go so smoothly. Just earlier this month, a failed proposal at Fenway Park made headlines after the cameraman awkwardly cut away before the guy (and the crowd) got an answer, and it the crowd started chanting “She said no! She said no!”
A guy proposed to his girlfriend on the Fenway Park scoreboard and she said no
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) May 1, 2017
A video board proposal just happened at Fenway
…and she said no…
— Corey Thiele (@coreythiele) May 1, 2017
The scoreboard proposal at Fenway may have just gone awry. There was no hug, the camera cut away and the crowd groaned.
— Pete Abraham (@PeteAbe) May 1, 2017
I gotta feel bad for both parties involved there – they both must be mightily embarrassed. If I was her, I’d be furious for being put on the spot like that. If I was him, I’d probably be pretty heartbroken after getting up the courage to finally pop the question, especially in front of all those people.
While the crowd likely got a kick out of it, that’s probably it. And it seems there are folks out there who would be just as happy to see the tradition go the way of the dodo bird.
Kudos to the woman who drew a line in the sand and said no to the proposal at Fenway. Let this be the beginning of the end for this.
— Judd Zulgad (@1500ESPNJudd) May 1, 2017
But just because some people are turned off by public proposals, there are still plenty who do enjoy that sort of thing.
Last weekend, the Vans Pool Party happened at the Vans Skate Park in Orange, California. Skateboarder Amelia Brodka was being interviewed and explained how she met her boyfriend, fellow skateboarder Alec Beck, at that same event years before, and that they celebrate their “Vanniversary” every year there. Then, Beck appears across the pool, and, well… Watch what happened next:
That kneeslide-proposal may have been the coolest trick at this year’s Vans Pool Party. Tony Hawk seems to think so, anyway.
She was clearly very excited, so I think she said yes. That enthusiastic response also led to some great photos:
Thank you @ameliabrodka for saying yes, and being you! This was both the smallest and biggest trick of my life. Thank you @vansgirl1 @stevevandoren @mateo_ramirez @nealhendrix and everyone else who came together to help make this moment special. I’m very lucky. Thanks @jaimeowens for sticking around to get this awesome photo. I may be clogging your feed with more angles..
Thank you @alec_beck for making me the luckiest girl on the planet! And thank you @vansgirl1 @stevevandoren @nealhendrix and Matt Ramirez for helping to orchestrate the raddest proposal ever! Thank you everyone for the love and wishes! Thank you for capturing so many of our lovely moments @joannebarratt_photo !!!!
Those of you who are married – what was your proposal like? Was it something that happened in front of a lot of people? Or was it something intimate just between the two of you? Tell me about it in the comments!