A man interrupted his girlfriend's marathon to her make a proposal this weekend and it will be viral. If you are a guy and you think that this is a great idea, let us burst your bubble. First, a disclaimer: We're sure the couple – Dennis Galvin and Kaitlyn Curran, Jersey City NJ firefighter, NJ – are excited and happy. Perhaps it was the future bride's dream to get involved during the New York City Marathon. But for most viewers (just check on Twitter), this suggestion is at best misleading, and in the worst case, one of the most frightening examples of cheaters in the history of the universe.
No, the guy did not race with his girlfriend, which would have been cool. No, he did not wait until she finished the race to answer the question, which would have been great and already done with great effect.
One suggestion after the race would have been the cream at a great performance. I'm sorry, a mid-race proposal is just one step toward a lifelong break that's second only to your husband's wishes.
If you are not convinced, this is a bad idea The reasons for this are definitely .
. 1 She is busy.
Can you just wait two hours? Three, max? Her friend is trying to do something right now.
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2. She's busy doing something that's coming.
And they have come to not only break their focus, but also to upset their time. You absolute door knob.
And do not tell me it was only 43 seconds, so it does not matter. A friend of mine had the goal of completing the marathon in less than three hours this year and crossed the finish line at 2:59.
Imagine if this dumbass had happened to him in the middle of the race? He would have been thwarted, I tell you!
3. This is her moment, not yours.
Her friend probably spent months training to run a marathon. It's probably important for her It was her decision to start training and sign up, and it will be her decision to finish the race.
But if you make a suggestion, you have the choice. I do not care if you've spent months working out a timeline together. I do not care if she's expecting a proposal soon. I do not care if she asked you to answer the question for a year and pick the damn ring by hand. You are the one who can decide when to make a suggestion to her. That's just the nasty heteronormative reality of our world. It's the guy's choice.
So you're going to do it at a time when she's decided to do something for herself – something incredibly difficult? Cool cool cool.
. 4 Running a marathon is much harder than getting engaged – why do you need to hone your mood?
I mean, how many nondescript people do you know who got engaged or married? Probably a ton. You do not even have to leave your home to get involved. You do not even have to get off the couch.
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How many people do you know by now who is running a marathon? Probably no ton. You have to hand it over to marathon runners: they set a crazy target and track it through.
Why are you interrupting your girlfriend's crazy physical performance to make her face you while you ask her a question?
. 5 The proposal itself was not even that impressive.
Getting a marriage proposal is again not a big achievement. Actually, an amazing proposal can be planned! And as we've discussed, running a marathon is a tremendous achievement.
Why do you compensate your friend's performance with your own, which fades in comparison? You just showed up in one place with a ring, man. You could at least have made a crazy poster or something.
Honestly, flash mob suggestions reveal the climax of romance. At least they try the groom.
. 6 Even more clearly, All About You is you because you did not even offer to take her damn sweatshirt with you.
Not only did you roll to the edge of the race to steal your lady's thunder. You did not seem to have asked her what she was doing in the race, or whether she needed anything, or if you could take anything from her, such as the superfluous hoodie she had tied around her waist.
7. And wait, wait – why did not you kiss her?
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Do not even tell me you're afraid of sweating. CHOOSE WHEN YOU RUN 26.2 MILES, HAVE NOT PROVIDED THAT YOU HAVE A SMALL UPPER LIGHT LIGHT, GENIUS?
. 8 She may prefer not to be sweaty during her marriage proposal / wearing leggings / full-body ache.
I know that there are many people in the world who do not care if their suggestion took place in a literal channel They are ~ * so chill * ~. But if your girlfriend is the person who made the New York City Marathon completely (no shame!), You may want to ask the question at an aesthetically optimal time.
Also the running of 26.2 miles hurts. Who wants to get engaged while it feels like the whole lower half is being led through a meat grinder?
. 9 She has to finish the marathon now while she's working off what happened.
They think a newlywed couple would like to crawl and stare into the eyes and make everyone around them go sick for a day or two. But not this future groom!
If you're planning a marathon proposal, what do you think your future fiancé wants to do right after you make a suggestion? Will you run away for a few hours and maybe catch up after a hot shower? Then maybe you should not make a suggestion.
10th It would be so easy for you to just wait until it's done.
That's really the heart of the matter. You could just allow her to leave her own moment and suggest crossing the finish line after the finish. That would have been great!
Instead, you fell into their midst in the most boring way. You are a human pencil dive.