Unconventional Proposal Stories, KDWB And Marriages That Last

Little Boy in Toy Car Marriage Proposal

On my drive into work this morning I was listening to the Dave Ryan in the Morning show on 101.3 and they had the most interesting excerpt about wedding proposals. I found this ironic because I was just thinking about wedding blog ideas.

The discussion was about wedding proposals and how long marriages would last based on the type of proposal. Dave Ryan explained a “theory” about proposals stating that the length of a marriage is dependent upon the time, care, and effort that went into the proposal. Long story short, the more detail in the proposal, the longer the marriage. I love the whole notion of the proposal and being able to share 'The Story" with everyone. However, unlike the radio heads on KDWB I do not always think the proposal theory holds true. Sometimes marriages last a long time with the shortest, or even the most unconventional of proposals.

Dave Ryan and the rest of the crew played a game with this theory. They had people call in telling their proposal story and then would guess on whether the couple was still married. Some of the calls were hilarious. I can not remember every detail but a woman called in and said that her significant other asked her if she wanted *this (expletive reference) for the rest of her life. Half of the crew believed they were divorced because of his casual way of asking, but surprisingly they were still married…19 years later.

Dave Ryan said it best when he said it should not matter about the proposal story as much as it is hyped up to be. A true marriage will last when you still want to marry someone despite how casual, silly or insensitive a proposal might be. It is the person you want to marry, not their proposal.

I am not engaged but my significant other and I have talked about marriage. He told me he knows exactly how he wants to propose. Of course I am excited to be able to tell my "story," but in reality it doesn’t matter how he proposes; it’s the fact that he wants to propose and spend the rest of his life with me. That is what is most important.

Do you have a proposal story you want to share? Feel free to comment and share your story!

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