Man Proposes to Girlfriend Via Vine!

STORY BY Jessica Elizabeth Pawlarczyk

Published: May 30, 2013

Curt Buthman, a business consultant from Los Angeles, used Vine this past Tuesday night to do the unthinkable… Propose to his longtime girlfriend Marsha Collier.

In his allotted 6 seconds, Buthman pleads (kind of lamely): “Marsha, I love you so much. Will you marry me please? Please?”

Her response?

“Um, uh, YES @curtbuthman - I will MARRY YOU!”

For the record, she stuck to the whole social media theme too by responding behind a computer screen via Twitter. 

Because the engagement was the first one in Vine history, the clip has gone viral all over the Internet, prompting a slew of Twitter congratulatory messages, and not to mention a couple thousand new Twitter followers for the couple.

The soon-to-be husband and wife seem to love the limelight, and Collier has even promised her followers that, “Whatever we do- the wedding will be on Twitter somehow!”

That should be interesting (that is if the couple can maintain the attention of the Twittersphere for however long it takes to plan the ceremony. Sorry to be the negative, yet realistic one here.)

I don’t know about you, but for me, I was kind of turned off by the whole propose-via-Vine idea. Who wants to be proposed to virtually, anyways? Not to mention, who wants a 6-second proposal? Honestly, how much can you convey in that amount of time? Call me old-fashioned, but ideally, I’d like for my proposal to be more of a conversation that actually allows my fiancé to share his feelings. Sorry Curt, but “I love you so much,” is kind of a cliché and empty way of expressing the sole reason of why you want to marry your girlfriend.

What I find the most surprising about the whole situation is the fact that Marsha even said yes to such a lame, passionless proposal. Perhaps she felt pressure from the millions of people who have Internet access? Either that or she has an equally bizarre enthusiasm for social media… Which very well may be the case. Marsha is a published author who writes about social media, after all. Perhaps a Vine proposal really was the one and only way to this woman’s heart.

If I may speak for the rest of the female population, however, I would like to say the following to men who are currently planning a proposal: Please do not propose through Vine. It may have worked for Curt, but chances are, it will not work for you. If you’re trying to convince the love of your life to spend eternity with you, a 6-second “conversation” will simply not suffice.

Do the math: Infinity / 6 seconds is more than your brain can even comprehend… So try to put some effort into your proposal speech, and more importantly, some quality time that amounts to more than 6,000 milliseconds!

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