What the heck?  On the Today show this morning, two guys proposed to their girlfriends.  I guess they are going to load up in the Jetta and drive to Gatlinburg and get married in a chapel to further their trite relationship.  The proposal will endure the relationship and be told hundreds of times (provided that the marriage lasts longer than the digital camera used to memorialize the event).  Maybe they could go on a cruise with all of the other Today engagemees; the couples could all tell the similar stories of romance with Al, Matt, Katie Merideth and Anne on the Plaza.

Jeremy Floyd

Jeremy Floyd is the President at FUNYL Commerce. Formerly, he was the CEO and President of Lirio, Bluegill Creative, a marketing and communications firm in Knoxville, Tennessee. In addition to managing the digital strategies, Floyd was an adjunct professor for the University of Tennessee Chattanooga MBA program teaching digital strategies and social media. Floyd blogs at jeremyfloyd.com and tweets under the name @jfloyd. Jeremy is licensed to practice law in the State of Tennessee and holds a law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from MTSU in English and Philosophy.

  • Jason Steinle

    What the hell is up with you? Who are you to question people’s love, level of commitment, and so forth. Sure, we have the Britneys and Nikki Hiltons of the world, folks who get married on a whim and are divorced/annulled post haste. But I’ve known folks who have gotten married on a whim–hell, we went to law school with someone who did–and are still happily married years later. My own parents married essentially on a whim (they went from not knowing each other to being married in three months), and they will be married 36 years this October.

  • Whim? I don’t have a problem with whims. I have been married for six years, and I would say that in a lot of ways relationships as are built on whims and fancies. Otherwise, I don’t know how you describe the “leap of faith” required to make something more than a crush. The most interesting parts of relationships are the meaning that people ascribe to their relationships.

    My post was addressing something quite the opposite of a whim. I was frustrated by the fact that those people sought quite the opposite of meaning to embark on their future. They used a forum that is cliche to publicly seek the approval of their hopeful-fiance. Instead of creating their own meaning, these guys are borrowing a tired trick to espouse their love to the object of their love, seconds after the weather report.