This past weekend, tattoo artist and TV personality Kat Von D got engaged to DJ Deadmau5.
The groom-to-be tweeted a photo of the engagement ring along with a message: “I can’t wait for Christmas so…. Katherine Von Drachenberg, will you marry me?”
The lady accepted, also via Twitter.
So is this an anomaly? Or are Twitter marriage proposals a thing these days?
Suffice it to say, in an age of omnipresent social media; a multibillion dollar wedding industry; and the modern-day urge to outsmart, outearn, even out-propose, each other; Twitter marriage proposals are increasingly common.
But they might have been beaten to the punch by Stephanie Sullivan and Greg Rewis, who used Twitter to stay in touch in their long-distance relationship and therefore ended up getting engaged via tweet.
Earlier this year, on February 29, 2012, in celebration of the leap year a Twitter campaign offered its services of love to help the committed woman ask her man for his hand in marriage. On Twitter.
If you’re looking for a proposal with big impact and visibility, Twitter makes sense as a platform for it. A Twitter marriage proposal is the digital equivalent of onlookers surrounding a guy kneeling in front of his girlfriend in a park.
One potential downside over a real-life proposal is the 140-character limitation, which could pose a problem for the more verbose. But the need to be concise could also counteract nerves – coupled (so to speak) with the fact that you can avoid the face-to-face pressure. Although, isn’t that what makes the engagement special?
To each his own, we say.
On a related note, remember when a couple in Turkey used Twitter to exchange wedding vows?
And what about Tweet-Rings.com, which lets you save a tweet for all eternity by having it etched onto a sterling silver or titanium band?
What do you think about incorporating Twitter into the engagement and wedding process?
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