March 25, 2001
2:47 PM   Subscribe

"Wait - what - huh?? THAT was your marriage proposal???"
posted by ookamaka (14 comments total)
The best part:

You can propose online with your very own proposal page that is made up of all the great information that you think is necessary.  This unique online proposal service is sure to get that "cyber YES" out of her.  She'll not only be your future bride, but will also be the envy of her family and friends when she shows off her unique and thoughtful proposal from you.

Riiiiiiiiiiiiiight, "all the great information that you think is necessary".
posted by ookamaka at 2:51 PM on March 25, 2001

Wow, I was particularly touched by this sample page.
posted by PWA_BadBoy at 3:00 PM on March 25, 2001

Pretty slick idea. Is there a mirror site for dumping and divorce?

just a thought...
posted by oracle_femme at 3:15 PM on March 25, 2001

Actually, there is - start here.

Although as a recent dumpee by e-mail (bastard!), I wouldn't wish a cyber-dumping on anyone.
posted by jennaratrix at 3:28 PM on March 25, 2001

That is the saddest damn web service I've ever seen. The thing seems earnest, but they seem to have not hired anyone to a) copywrite or b) design or c) do any actual testing with people who might use the service. If it weren't so pathetic it'd be funny.

The domain is not a bad one. Probably would go for a pretty penny.
posted by artlung at 3:29 PM on March 25, 2001

Yes, a graphic designer is definitely in order.

...what exactly differentiates a "cyber" yes, from a regular one? I didn't think anybody still actually used the word cyber.
posted by Su at 3:36 PM on March 25, 2001

i was dumped via email way back in 1996. always made me feel pretty special. The second time was worse. but you just aren't a real geek if you haven't been e-dumped.
posted by th3ph17 at 4:28 PM on March 25, 2001

I suppose it just demonstrates the depths of my geekitude that I don't see what's supposed to be strange about being dumped by email. I mean, at least when you get the note by email, you don't have to deal with the humiliation of breaking down in tears in front of your new ex... :-)

posted by Mars Saxman at 5:25 PM on March 25, 2001

Yahoo's got a whole category for D&S:
posted by fooljay at 6:07 PM on March 25, 2001

Am I the only one that noticed this:

Imagine how special this will make her feel! The fee for this first class service is only $99.

For those of you out there who want to use this badly designed service to propose, just send the hundred bucks via mail to me and I'll whip up the nicest geocities "proposal" page you've ever seen...
posted by Ms Snit at 9:51 PM on March 25, 2001

Wow, I was particularly touched by this sample page.

The copy reminds me of Smoove B from The Onion.
posted by Stagecoach at 10:57 PM on March 25, 2001

It's not a designer they need, it's a bunch of newbie online idiots that drool and think it would really be the most original proposal they can come up with.
Sadly, I bet they'll find quite a few.
The idea per-se is not too bad, if they could do really special things, like paint it on the wall of the house in front of your fiancee's, or drop one million notes from a plane in his/her area, or let you hang from an helicopter in front of the window of his/her office... kinda for the new riches, but...
posted by pecus at 5:17 AM on March 26, 2001

Gotta take note of this. artlung used copywrite as a verb, in context, correctly. I think it's been 857 days since that happened on the internet.

If you're dumped by e-mail, it's a simple matter to program Outlook to send out hourly missives begging to be taken back. What's the big deal?
posted by dhartung at 7:42 AM on March 26, 2001

Hee hee, dhartung. I think I'll pass on that, though. Methinks anyone who'd dump me by e-mail isn't really worth trying to get back.
posted by jennaratrix at 11:32 AM on March 26, 2001

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