When you propose to someone, it’s important to make sure that you make the moment more about your partner than about you. Or make sure not to take attention away from anything– sort of important. Look, we here at What’s Trending Dot Com are going to cut through the internet chatter (and splatter!) in order to present the following video — a man proposing to his girlfriend on the marathon trail. Then we’ll get into all the outrage, all the conversation, all the madness (and… gladness? No! Just Madness Here!) that is involved with this race this woman runs! Check out the video below!
SHE SAID YES: A woman who was running in Sunday’s New York City Marathon was at mile 16 when her longtime boyfriend hopped over the barrier and dropped to one knee. She ended the day with a medal around her neck and a ring on her finger. https://t.co/8xbZ6P24RM pic.twitter.com/YizdEJYOhc
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) November 5, 2018
Now, normally an engagement video will generate a grand amount of awws and heart clutches (in that such order, no other order shall do). However here, many were outraged and weirded out that this man who supposedly loves this woman would mess up her marathon score! Would put her needs aside in order to tend to his own sense of enjoying attention! Buddy! What are you doing! Buddy! Even the venerable comedian and dog man cartoon voice man Paul F. Tompkins was outraged by the whole thing saying — an engagement is already a special moment! You don’t need to go into cartoonish stunts to make it so! I mean, she certainly looked happy, but at what cost I ask you, at what cost? She’s got a marathon to run, goldarn it!
What is it with dudes needing to make proposing some kind of stunt. IT’S ALREADY SPECIAL, DO IT IN PRIVATE. Especially if YOU HAVEN’T SPENT MONTHS TRAINING FOR A MARATHON. https://t.co/yzL02JMpxq
— Paul F. Tompkins (@PFTompkins) November 6, 2018
Here are other people rightfully angry at this attention eating man who decided the best time to eat some delicious attention was during his girlfriend’s big old moment! Check out their pure and rightful rage below!
One man’s “romantic” is another man’s “SHE WAS ON MILE SIXTEEN LET HER FINISH THE FUCKING MARATHON CAN AT LEAST *ONE* THING SHE DOES NOT BE ABOUT *YOU* I GIVE THIS MARRIAGE THREE YEARS TOPS PLEASE GIRLFRIENDS TALK SOME SENSE INTO HER” https://t.co/gIdV2LQ5LU
— Ed Solomon (@ed_solomon) November 6, 2018
Guy Watching His Girlfriend Run Marathon Quietly Finds A Way To Make It All About Him https://t.co/hGuP4nmxiD
— Kashana (@kashanacauley) November 6, 2018
SHE'S RUNNING THE FUCKING MARATHON, DUDE. MEET HER AT THE FINISH LINE, YOU THIRSTY FREAK. https://t.co/93yG0gHClG
— Anne T. Donahue (@annetdonahue) November 6, 2018
“CAN’T THIS DAY JUST BE ABOUT ME RUNNING A GODDAMN MARATHON?” https://t.co/4E26Hb4PwO
— Justine Bateman (@JustineBateman) November 6, 2018
RED FLAG WARNING- he’s literally slowing you down, girl! Find a man who waits for you at the finish line. https://t.co/2PJyUeORx9
— Lauren Reeves (@laurenreeves) November 6, 2018
What do you think of this freak’s bid for internet fame, attention, and maybe marriage? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter at @WhatsTrending.