There are many creative ways to propose to your partner these days. Some orchestrate over-the-top flash mobs in the middle of Times Square, while others opt for the traditional on-bended-knee proposal by the dinner table with rose petals on the floor. No proposal, however, is quite as unique as Kelly Rowland’s. In an interview with Queen Latifah, Rowland revealed that her boyfriend and manager popped the question while the two were video chatting on Skype.
“He asked me first on Skype,” she recalled, laughing, “and I was like, ‘We’re so far away from each other.’” Rowland says she was in Bulgaria at the time. “He asked me, and it was just that simple to say yes. I was like, ‘I got my best friend to ride through life with,’” she said. “He really is my best friend.”
While a proposal of any kind would be romantic to some degree, simply off the pretense that someone loves you enough to want to walk down the aisle, is a Skype proposal a little too out of the box? Aside from the actual wedding day, a marriage proposal is what many women dream about most; their man wooing them with his romantic soliloquy and diamond ring in tow.
Proposing on Skype doesn’t exactly have that same affect. In some ways it’s a bit impersonal. Though Kelly’s scenario is understandable because it was on the spur of the moment while she was away in another country (and the fact that she’s Kelly Rowland), it’s safe to say that a marriage proposal via Skype, Facetime or any other video chat service would not work for the average Jane. There’s something very romantic about the tradition of marriage proposal and the need to look your partner in the eyes in human form. Nothing quite beats that.
Of course, the love you have between you and your partner trumps any silly marriage proposal. But let’s just hope popping the question through the computer screen doesn’t become the latest proposal trend.
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