When I was younger, I remember proposal stories weren't so elaborate. They went something along the lines of: "He got down on one knee and … I SAID YES!" I also remember watching television shows and movies that depicted proposals; for the most part, they were simple and sprinkled with just enough sweetness to make me misty-eyed. Proposals were a special moment shared between two people, and every so often they included family as well. They were purposeful and seldom resembled productions.
But over time, something changed. Television shows were created to help men create special proposals, companies well-versed in proposal planning were formed, and a proposal wasn't a proposal unless it involved a performance, jumbotron, or flash mob. Although not exclusive to all couples, a proposal was no longer something shared between two lovers, and instead somehow morphed into a grand event, sometimes shared by countless spectators and participants - concurrently being videotaped so that itRead More »from Do Elaborate Marriage Proposals Give Women Unrealistic Expectations?