Internet Marriage Proposal?

@gtargirl (5385)
United States
November 17, 2007 11:59pm CST
Would you believe I got a proposal for marriage? Over at Yuwie (which I think is doomed to fail for most of us) a man, looking for a wife, well . . . he proposed. Granted, he proposed to quite a few women over there. Yeah, no, I wasn't his one and only, apparently. I don't mean to make light of this. It seemed he was genuinely lonely but I don't think he's going to find anyone at Yuwie or MySpace etc, lol. Anyhow, anyone else care to share?
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17 responses
18 Nov 07
I actually know someone who was proposed to by her boyfriend via MSN messenger, but hey, each to their own, right? I've personally been proposed to a couple of times on Myspace, but I've never really taken them seriously...I mean, they were by people I didn't even know, so I doubt they were expecting me to say yes, really...I think it's sad that someone can be that lonely, but they're really going about getting a wife in the wrong way!
@jennybianca (12918)
• Australia
19 Nov 07
Lucky you! I expect that you are not going to take this marriage proposal up?? Its completely unrealistic of course. Certainly I have heard of internet proposals. Does anyone know of a particular example where a couple didn't meet until their marriage? Did the marriage last?
@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
20 Nov 07
Hi Jenny. Ah, I know better. I most certainly did not accept his proposal. He did, however, say that he would have to get to know me and if I met his criteria he would be very interested. Hmmmm. Not for me. I guess if you read some of the responses here in this discussion, internet marriages are becoming the norm, or at least part of the norm. I have a few friends who have hooked up online and got married. Most of them met first and dated, then got married. I guess we shouldn't knock it. But for now, it's not for me.
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• Canada
18 Nov 07
I have had it happen before too not from yuwie tho LOL I think it's more them wanting citizenship in another country rather than them being lonely.
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
19 Nov 07
Yes, I don't like to say it, but I think this gentleman is looking for a ticket into the US. It's not going to be that easy for him because I just don't think these women are falling for it. But then again, you never know.
@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
18 Nov 07
I guess someone is desperate. That is why i do not like Yuwie or MySpace that much as they show the pictures of everyone, giving people the idea that it is an object matrimony sites instead of a social interaction site. I just do blogging, and I would like to get interested in the clubs, without worrying that my intentions were to learn more about stuff instead of looking for --well, you know.
@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
19 Nov 07
Hi Suspenseful, I've read your blog. Very nice. Yeah, I don't care much for Yuwie and MySpace either but here's my excuse for being at both. My whole family around the world signed on with MySpace so I thought that would be a good way to stay in touch. I just reject all the weird people who are there for nonsense. I joined Yuwie simply because I wanted to see if their promise of making money is an honest promise. Mmmmmmm. I'm finding the nasty secrets over there. But I'm meeting nice friends too. But you are right, blogging is still the way to go.
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
18 Nov 07
This man needs to get out into the world to find his one and only . Hasnt he read that you are married . lol thats sort of funny proposing to someone he knows wont marry him for they are already taken! That is a safe way to go about it covering himself not to get hurt when let down.
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
19 Nov 07
Hi Lakota, I'm actually an official divorcee now. Sad story, but life is good nonetheless. And yes, I think this man is looking in all the wrong places, so to speak.
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@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
20 Nov 07
yes he is looking in wrong places needs to get out of the house and party find someone there maybe I hear youcan find some one in church sometimes and seems like alot here go.
@sid556 (31018)
• United States
18 Nov 07
This is a no-brainer really. Of course its doomed to fail.
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
19 Nov 07
What's doomed to fail? Yuwie or the marriage? LOL. No worries I'm not responding to either. Well Yuwie but that' a whole other can of worms.
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@sid556 (31018)
• United States
20 Nov 07
he-he. i really know nothing of yuwie but i know a bit about marriages failing.
@anniepa (26306)
• United States
19 Nov 07
I have a friend who met a man online, then they met, dated and now they've been married for about 10 years. He was from New York City and she was in Pennsylvania, now she lives in N.Y. with him. I thought it seemed a bit scary when I heard about her meeting someone that way but it really worked out well for them. I'd still be quite leery about meeting someone that way. Annie
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
20 Nov 07
Yes, it is a strange phenomina, but apparently it has worked for hundreds, maybe thousands, of couples. I'm with you though I'm quite leery also. With my luck I'd be the tragic end storyline.
@LittleMel (14059)
• Canada
18 Nov 07
I met my husband online and I proposed to him, by email. But we knew each other for a while, so I kind of knew he wouldn't say no. We've been married for 6 or 7 yrs now. It might work for some people, but for some maybe they have to know each other long enough first.
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
19 Nov 07
Wow! That's an interesting tale to tell. You should write a "how to" article. Nice! I have been surprised to hear that many of my friends have thought about hooking up with someone they met online. It's all so new to me.
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@Hart57 (360)
• United States
18 Nov 07
Oh, I believe it. By the law of averages, if he asks enough women to marry him, at least one of them is bound to accept his proposal. We live in a nutty world, don't we? I would, however, venture to guess that a number of people have ended up getting married via sites like Myspace (after a period of time in which they cultivated a genuine relationship). I would be surprised if statistics did not bear this out.
@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
19 Nov 07
Those would be interesting statistics. A friend of mine just got engaged to someone she met in a chat room. Scary!!! She still has not met him face to face. I'm very curious to see how this all plays out.
@beyonce03 (2331)
• Canada
19 Nov 07
It has happen to me several time. Some guy from other country are looking for woman to simply enter oour country. I've been propose several time by guys from Morocco or places like that. I'M not saying that all the guys from there are like that.
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• China
19 Nov 07
To tell your truth, I don't belive that internet Marriage Proposal. For the marriage, It require that both pary have deep understanding each other. Over the internet, it has full of fake words, it is hard to tell which one is correct, which one is wrong. So I don't believe the internect marriage.
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• United States
18 Nov 07
That is funny... My daughter actually met her husband online, but, they met and dated for quite awhile before getting married.
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@Calais (10905)
• Australia
18 Nov 07
LOL....I have been asked quite a few times, most of them think its a pick up joint..
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• India
18 Nov 07
I think first you personally meet the person and study and understand him fully.Sucess of any marriage depends on the mutual understanding between the partners.
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@maximax8 (27049)
20 Nov 07
I think that the man needs to get out more and search for his one and only. I know of many marriages that have failed. When I went to Sumatra in Indonesia I had men following me down the road and proposing to me. If you go there take a photo of a man from back home. They asked if I had children and when I said no they asked why not? These days I do have children.
@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
20 Nov 07
Oh my, that sounds a little scary. I don't think I'm going to Sumatra anytime soon. lol. Thanks for the warning.
@thefuture (1751)
• Nigeria
20 Nov 07
Hi gtargirl! I really feel sorry for that person because he doesn't know how the internet is dangerous when it comes to making such decissions. You should or should have advice him to be careful cos there are wrong people online who are capable of lying just to get what they want. Thanks
@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
20 Nov 07
Yes, I've been thinking of writing him something to that affect. I didn't really want to be in touch with him at all, but maybe a friendly reminder that the internet, especially Yuwie and MySpace, might not be the best of places to send out a proposal for marriage. Thanks for dropping by, my friend. Have a wonderful week.
@carolbee (16243)
• United States
27 Nov 07
Sounds like a compliment. Does sound like this man is lonely so wonder what his point was to propose to several women. Maybe hoping someone would say yes!