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July 21, 2021


Woman runs away from partner's proposal with packed out stadium watching on

(Thanks to Jim Kenaston)


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That is the premise of Nick Spalding's "Dumped, Actually." Obviously, this guy should have read the book first.

I feel sorry for her having to go through the experience. News flash, folks: The answer isn't guaranteed to be "Yes" when you pop the question. What the @#$&! is with people having to make everything into a cellphone-video event?

"And now, for my next impression, Jesse Owens!"

Ya gotta, know when to fold'em, know when to hold'em....

@wanderer2575: I have to agree. You never want to put someone on the spot like that, or otherwise treat one of her most important decisions in life as a stunt.

For the guy's sake, I hope he recovers from the self-inflicted wound, though I'd recommend some remedial work at finishing school (something I probably would have benefited from myself...)

@wanderer and @Jim: Agree with you both.
Proposing in front of a large crowd is in the same vein as gender reveals. It doesn't always go as expected and we're tired of reading when it doesn't, so just stop.

My take.

It could also be she had never seen this dude before and decided it was safer to run away.

As a therapist once told my mother, never ask a question unless you already know the answer.

Poor SOB.

The other side of the coin is that he's also better off that she said no. Convincing somebody who's apprehensive about it to marry you probably isn't a recipe for success.

I know I read this love story in an old Harlequin paperback. After a couple hundred pages of squabbling over everything, they get married and live happily ever after.

What a lucky man he was

I wonder if I dated her in college?

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