Marriage proposal over text message?

@ellie26 (4114)
Malaysia
June 2, 2010 12:15pm CST
When a couple live in different country, their means of communication is most likely via text messages, chatting online (with or without webcam) and sending emails. What do you think when a person proposed marriage over text and not in person? Do you think he is serious about it or just want to flirt with the girl?
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@neildc (16952)
• Philippines
6 Jun 10
i can say that he can be serious but you will probably have doubts. the best thing i think is to propose personally. so he should meet her in person, travel from where he is to be with the girl and do it face to face.
• Canada
3 Jun 10
I think if a person proposes through a text message is not really serious. They should be proposing in person at least. Most likely, he's just flirting.
@jesssp (2743)
• Canada
2 Jun 10
I have no idea whether he was serious or not but I can say that personally I would never, ever accept a marriage proposal via text, email, phone or anything other than face to face. To me the proposal is one of the most important moments in a couples' life together. For a lot of people it only happens once and I think it should be special and intimate. It doesn't need to be extravagant or ostentatious or course, but it is something that needs to be done in person. Even if a couple doesn't get to see each other very much it can wait until they are together. And if a man is too nervous or shy to propose in person then he isn't ready to get married.
@suehan1 (4357)
• Australia
2 Jun 10
I think it is just silly to propose over a text message.I would like a proposal in person.Gosh they may not even be compatable at all. You would at least want to get to know each other first and date for a while, I think he is flirting.
@med889 (5963)
2 Jun 10
I think to propose someone for a marriage then it should be in front of the person to capture the wonderful moment as they will always be remembering the one moment for their whole life though. He can be serious over phone but it much beautiful when it is infront of the other person.
• Philippines
2 Jun 10
I won't accept that kind of proposal, you courted, dated and communicated most of the time without meeting personally and now he will proposed the same way? It's a no no.He should make an effort to meet you personally and tell his feelings in front of you. It's more romantic if he proposes personally and you will both feel how in love you are to each other.
@sagar21 (1583)
• India
2 Jun 10
....it is not possible to judge the intention ... ..may be you can judge by long term acquaintance...... ...better avoid such proposes......... have a great day/night ...TA..TA..
@kedralynn (992)
• United States
2 Jun 10
I think something like that is better done in person. Or at the very least on the webcam so they can see each other's faces and hear each other's voices. It's more personal and special. You can't even tell if a person is serious or joking in a text message.