Whenever these kinds of stories make the news, I have to recall the post Ann Voskamp wrote a while ago, about boring proposals, “boring men,” and the women who love them.
I think there are good things to be said about both kinds of proposals, as both are reflective of individuals’ personalities and preferences. What makes one woman swoon will leave another woman cold. What inspires one man to heights of passion will feel awkward and phony to another.
One of my favorite questions to ask married people when I am getting to know them is “How did you meet your spouse?” The variations on the familiar tale of “falling in love” are inspiring to me, and endlessly entertaining. So let’s share some romance today — or some boring tales jam-packed with passionate perseverance. How did you meet your husband and how did he propose?