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October 16, 2013 2:16 PM   Subscribe

Yep it's another proposal video. The woman being proposed to works for Washington Bus, a group which focuses on youth involvement in Democracy and was instrumental in helping get Marriage Equality passed in Washington state. SPOILER ALERT: She gets to take advantage of that law!

Via Upworthy

From the first link:

Alissa wrote: "On July 30th I was pulled out of a meeting because of a 'disturbance' on the street. When I got to my office window, I saw my girlfriend standing on a bus across the street. What came next was the most genuine, funny, heartfelt marriage proposal.

Just the night before, we were talking about romance and I pretty much told her she wasn't romantic. I am eating crow ... and will be for a long time."
posted by sio42 (27 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
 
You had me at Vote Bot.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 2:28 PM on October 16, 2013 [3 favorites]


YES TO ROMANCE that was adorable
posted by greenish at 2:32 PM on October 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


Direct link to the YouTube video, because UpWorthy is an obnoxious layer between videos and the viewer.
posted by filthy light thief at 2:35 PM on October 16, 2013 [6 favorites]


These proposal videos always make me look bad. For me, I was sitting with my (then) girlfriend in our apartment and we had finished dinner and then watched a movie and I then asked her to marry me.

When these things pop up while we're watching TV I quickly change the channel.
posted by zardoz at 2:54 PM on October 16, 2013 [5 favorites]


Excellent! Very moving!
posted by Vibrissae at 3:13 PM on October 16, 2013


I was sitting with my (then) girlfriend in our apartment and we had finished dinner and then watched a movie and I then asked her to marry me.

Please tell me your username is related to this story.
posted by Steely-eyed Missile Man at 3:19 PM on October 16, 2013 [6 favorites]


These proposal videos always make me look bad.

All proposals make me look bad. Mine went like this:

I was looking into teaching English in Ecuador. I'd be gone for however long. My girlfriend of 3 1/2 years got upset and wanted to know where she fit into my plans.

I said that I was planning to spend the rest of my life with her. If she wanted to call that a proposal, that was fine. I was serious as a heart-attack. Then I went back to doing whatever I was doing at the time.

That was in 1995, and we are still married, so we're doing something right.
posted by dfm500 at 3:38 PM on October 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


Ah! So adorable! Oh, yay. HOORAY FOR ROMANCE!

I sort of assume that when my gf and I finally get married (which seems like a sure thing but one never knows) it will be more like "hey. so, whaddaya think - is it time?" "oh, sure."
posted by rmd1023 at 3:44 PM on October 16, 2013


Adding the vest would have made it sublime. Still pretty wonderful.
posted by thinkpiece at 3:47 PM on October 16, 2013


These proposal videos always make me look bad.

I believe for every one person who internally squees at these videos, there are 9 more people (like me) who think, "oh thank GOD that didn't happen to me."

This was lovely, though. Well wishes to them both!
posted by kimberussell at 3:52 PM on October 16, 2013 [3 favorites]


That was lovely and beautiful, and hilarious. Vote Bot should be at everyone's proposal.
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 4:00 PM on October 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


These proposal videos always make me look bad.

Apparently my father-in-law proposed by saying "If I ask you to marry me, will you stop crying?"; they'd been dating about four weeks.

They are still married over thirty-five years later. I am under the impression that she stopped crying.
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 4:14 PM on October 16, 2013 [4 favorites]


This is what's right with the world.
posted by ElDiabloConQueso at 4:41 PM on October 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


I just love that not only can there be a lesbian proposal video, they can actually fucking get married. I think that made me get all teary more than anything.

Although Alissa's girlfriend getting down on one knee, did really make me extra cry. Some things are just a tradition (almost) every girl secretly wants. Way to follow through on being romantic when told that is what your partner needs from you. Hells yes.
posted by sio42 at 4:48 PM on October 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


I mumbled something about health insurance and prison visitation rights. It took her a minute or so to realize I was proposing.

On the other hand, if I had tried something showy and dramatic, she would have been absolutely furious. NOT her thing.

I did like this video, though. Different people have different preferences.

And of course, yay for marriage equality!
posted by kyrademon at 5:08 PM on October 16, 2013


Love is awesome.
posted by Joey Michaels at 5:17 PM on October 16, 2013 [3 favorites]


How sweet!!
I was proposed to on vacation in Maui.
We got married the day before we flew home. :-)
posted by luckynerd at 6:30 PM on October 16, 2013


I'm a bit embarrassed and unworthy to see strangers' intimate moments on video.

Marriage proposals, prom date proposals, consummations, etc.
posted by surplus at 7:09 PM on October 16, 2013


I believe for every one person who internally squees at these videos, there are 9 more people (like me) who think, "oh thank GOD that didn't happen to me."

I do both. I like being a part of other people's personal celebrations but don't want them in mine. Same way I love a juicy, candid, messy blog but would never, ever, EVER put myself out there like that.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 7:22 PM on October 16, 2013


All proposals make me look bad.

O RLY?

My boyfriend and I were packing to move to another state, and I was taping box one-million-and-two shut when I said, "Jesus, I guess we should throw our mothers a bone and get married."

We have been married for twelve years.
posted by gingerest at 8:47 PM on October 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


These proposal videos always make me look bad. For me, I was sitting with my (then) girlfriend in our apartment and we had finished dinner and then watched a movie and I then asked her to marry me.

This is almost exactly my parents' story, and they're still going strong 30+ years in!
posted by showbiz_liz at 9:04 PM on October 16, 2013


Oh my god, feels. Happy sniffly feels.
posted by Catch at 1:39 AM on October 17, 2013


Please tell me your username is related to this story.

Hate to disappoint, but no. That would've been a nice theme for the wedding, though!
posted by zardoz at 3:59 AM on October 17, 2013


Now that I am at home and finally watched the video, it was beautiful. Although I look forward to the day when everyone can throw their mothers a bone.
posted by gingerest at 4:12 AM on October 17, 2013


Yeah, my mom gets pretty bitey if you don't occasionally toss a femur into her cage.
posted by kyrademon at 4:42 AM on October 17, 2013 [3 favorites]


Big shit-eating grin on my face.
posted by Samizdata at 6:06 AM on October 17, 2013


That was so sweet.

I was really surprised though, that a Seattleite willingly jaywalked, even to finish a proposal.
posted by Margalo Epps at 10:59 PM on October 18, 2013 [3 favorites]


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