Normally, I am not impressed by viral Youtube proposal videos. It just seems a little narcissistic to me. Yes, the proposer has put time and effort into making this grand gesture, but is it all about creating a romantic experience for your partner or about making it to the homepage of Buzzfeed?
I don’t know how I want to be proposed to, but I do know it would not involve the following:
- Engagement rings tied to dog collars.
- Howie Mandel pranking me.
- Singing of any kind.
- Anything pertaining to high altitude including, but not limited to: hot air balloons, sky writing, or Denver.
- Sporting events, with the exception of Michael Vartan proposing on a pitcher’s mound at a high school baseball playoff game.
- Rings hidden in food or beverages.
- Any sort of public place that puts us at risk of being applauded.
I’m a simple girl who would be happy with just a sweeping declaration of how amazing I am, set in a whimsical location probably equipped with some sort of outdoor lighting, ie: twinkle lights, lanterns, etc. The scene where Freddie Prinze Jr. professes his love for Rachel Leah Cook by the pool in She’s All That comes to mind. (A Never Been Kissed and a She’s All That reference in one post?! Someone call Alicia Keys because this girl is on fire!!!)
With all that said, this Peter Pan proposal video is the weirdest, most entertaining thing I’ve seen in the last 7 hours which means a lot because I spend Monday through Friday looking at all of the internet until nothing is left. Watch it and then see if you agree with my highlights:
- Giant dog pulling focus.
- Is this a steampunk rendition of Peter Pan where they sing “You Raise Me Up” at curtain call?
- If this is how loud Jane cries when she’s being proposed to, how loud will she cry when her youngest child leaves home for good or when she watches her elderly mother descend into senility?
Ah, love! Ain’t it grand?