March 9, 2009 6:29 am at 6:29 am #589575skatesMember
What are the the best proposals you’ve ever heard of ???!!
I once heard that the boy took the girl sky diving!!! and as they landed, the family was holding a sign “will you marry me?” and they landed right on it, or right near it!!March 9, 2009 1:09 pm at 1:09 pm #640560
My husband proposed to me in Puerto Rico, at sunrise, sitting near the water.
It was wonderful 🙂 Not as crazy as sky diving though…March 9, 2009 3:41 pm at 3:41 pm #640561
Try this: It may be hard for the faint of heart, which is why guys come up with ridiculous things to do instead, but it is the best.
Say these words:
Do this near a body of water. That way, if she hesitates you can quickly escape embarrassment. Leave a note beforehand explaining.March 9, 2009 3:54 pm at 3:54 pm #640562
SJS, do you think it is appropriate to share with the yeshiva world the type of relationship you were in before you were married? Most types here will not be anywhere overnight with the person they are about to get engaged to, much less together in a vacation spot. This is a step beyond even FSN.March 9, 2009 3:59 pm at 3:59 pm #640563aussieboyParticipant
squeak: dopnt forget the getting down on one knee 🙂March 9, 2009 4:17 pm at 4:17 pm #640564
SJSinNYC, you mean you woke him up so early in the morning just for that? It couldn’t have waited till 10 am? What was the big rush?March 9, 2009 5:02 pm at 5:02 pm #640567
Squeak, what ever happened to being dan lekaf zechut? We did not travel unchaperoned (my parents were with us), we did not share a hotel room, and we did not engage in any anti-halachic behavior.
PY, he wanted to wake up early. Sunrise symbolizes new beginnings!March 9, 2009 5:04 pm at 5:04 pm #640568
Squeak, I don’t know what FSN stands for, but I was a bit perturbed by your tone towards SJS. Why make her feel bad and ruin her Purim?March 9, 2009 5:20 pm at 5:20 pm #640569
SJS, in this context the onus is on you to avoid leaving out those redeeming details. You should have given less detail, or more detail, up front. When I see that statement, I do not judge you personally. I am reading a comment about how a bas yisroel acts. You should not lead the reader to a less than favorable interpretation.
But if I am wrong, I apologize.March 9, 2009 5:33 pm at 5:33 pm #640571
ok, ok, calm down. This is a humor thread
Last date and the boy picks up the girl in a jalopy. She’s cringing…
They park in an underground garage and start heading for the stairs/elevator. A few minutes later, he suddenly remembers something and turns back. She follows and lo and behold their car is gone! In it’s place is a spanking new BMW with a sign “Be My Wife”.
(not my style, but…)March 9, 2009 6:10 pm at 6:10 pm #640572dunnoMember
SJSinNYC: that’s such a sweet proposal!March 9, 2009 6:38 pm at 6:38 pm #640573kapustaParticipant
areivim lol!March 9, 2009 6:40 pm at 6:40 pm #640574
in this context the onus is on you to avoid leaving out those redeeming details.
Actually squeak, doesnt halacha require you to be dan lekaf zechut? Its not like I said “My husband and I went on a romantic trip alone” – not one thing I said was against halacha.
To be honest, I’m comfortable enough in my own skin to know whats right/wrong and not particularly care who judges me. But, if you judge me publicly, don’t expect me to take it laying down. The proper way to approach it would have been to ask a question like “Were you able to accomplish that in a halachically acceptable way?” Your way was accusatory, not questioning.March 9, 2009 7:10 pm at 7:10 pm #640575brooklyn23Participant
areiv-thats a pretty weird storyMarch 9, 2009 7:18 pm at 7:18 pm #640576
brook- a friend was waiting in the other car and did the switchMarch 9, 2009 7:20 pm at 7:20 pm #640577kapustaParticipant
I so hate to break up the beginings of a good argument but this IS a humor thread (not that anyone would know)so can we please stick to humor?March 10, 2009 1:46 am at 1:46 am #640578anon for thisParticipant
Based on what I know about SJS, I guessed that she and her future husband did not go on a trip alone together before they were married. It does sound like a wonderful proposal.March 10, 2009 5:57 am at 5:57 am #640579skatesMember
everybody remember…its supposed to be a humor thread!! especially today on purim!!
here’s another one:
boy takes girl to 7 eleven after a date and wants to buy her a slurpee…indian cashier guy( told in advance to do this…) announced on loud speaker “All couples get free slurpees tonight!!” so guy turns to the girl by the slurpee machine and says “so…what do u say??wana get married.. we’ll get free slurpees!!”March 10, 2009 8:11 am at 8:11 am #640581mamashtakahMember
I know a guy who rented a suit of mail (you know, armor). He knew where the girl would be at a certain time of day, so he walked down the sidewalk until he reached her. Then he got down on one knee and asked her to marry him. He wanted to be “her knight in shining armor.” This is true, I saw pictures a friend took of the whole thing.March 10, 2009 4:30 pm at 4:30 pm #640582Mrs. BeautifulMember
GOSH!! These stories sound like out of books. In our more Yeshivishe circles we dont do the hands and knees type of thing. It’s prearranged through the Shadchan that the couple is ready to get engaged, the boy takes the girl out and the typical is to go to the water or somewhere peaceful and private, the boy says a Dvar Torah about marriage or such etc… drink l’chaim, and go home to the official L’chaim. Very beautiful beginning in my opinion. No one is called to be on site to take pictures or switch cars etc. its a private thing, the couple is embarking on a new life…March 10, 2009 5:32 pm at 5:32 pm #640583oomisParticipant
Squeak, stop being so judgmental. Even if you (sof kol sof erroneously)thought the worst, you embarrassed someone in a public forum. Do you really think that an intelligent woman like SJS would have deliberately posted something like that if she had really done something wrong? I am frankly a bit surprised at your tone, and I can only hope that you were being tongue in cheek when you wrote it.
SJS, lovely story. My own story is as follows. My husband whom I had been dating since November, and seeing about 3 or 4 times a week (often with his closest friends double-dating with us), started sending me roses, first one, then two, kind of like lighting like a menorah, until on Tu B’Shvat I received a dozen gorgeous red roses. He took me out to Rosenbloom and Rosetti’s (anyone remember that Kosher Italian restuarant, I think on 18th Avenue?), and before we went inside, sparing you the mushy stuff, he proposed to me. I told him I would give him my answer after dinner (I know, I know) – I just wanted to have a little fun with him, he knew what my answer would be. We went inside and ordered dinner (did I mention this was where we had our first date?), and they brought us a complimentary glass of wine, and midway through dinner I picked up my glass and said, “Mazel tov, Chosson!” Needless to say it was an unforgettable moment.March 11, 2009 1:51 am at 1:51 am #640586therabbisdaughtersMember
Mrs. Beautiful, what is wrong with having cute or creative proposals. lots of bochurim don’t do anything creative just because they cant think of anything good. these stories are great.March 11, 2009 3:26 am at 3:26 am #640587an open bookParticipant
skates: that ones funny 🙂March 11, 2009 5:45 pm at 5:45 pm #640589
Oomis, why didn’t you invite all of us here to the restaurant that night? We all would have added our two cents worth and made the experience that much more meaningful and memorable. Plus, since your husband was treating, we all could have had a good meal at the retaurant for free.
There is not a single person I know that wouldn’t want the entire YW Coffee Room present at their marriage proposal.March 11, 2009 7:19 pm at 7:19 pm #640590Mrs. BeautifulMember
therabbisdaughters, I dont think there is anything wrong with it I just dont know how appropriate it is (at least where I come from). I think that I’d rather my husbadn save these cute ideas for birthday, annversary parties, for couples to do once they are already married. I mean for a boy to bend down to a girl on his hands and knees……March 11, 2009 7:27 pm at 7:27 pm #640591
This thread is humorous… but does not sound orthodox.
Someone please explain to me why a girl would want a band of goyim playing while her ‘FIANCE” (aka future chosson) “proposes” to her?? or why she would want to land in her finace’s family’s hands, or why she would want to see her chosson in armor when it’s not even purim, or why she would want to get engaged in the middle of Disney World…..
I can ask and ask- I know this is supposed to be kept light and I’m all for the humor (as long as I’m not the one doing these proposals)- but WHY do people do this?????March 11, 2009 7:30 pm at 7:30 pm #640592
Mrs. B- I agree. Save it for anniversaries
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