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Cracker Barrel Wants Couples to 'Say Yes' There

Chain's Valentine promotion: free meals for a year to 5 couples who record marriage proposals there

(Newser) - Some venues are letting you name cockroaches after your ex for Valentine's Day. If your relationship is still going strong, however—so strong that you're getting "forever" vibes—then Cracker Barrel has a tempting proposition for you. CNN Business reports that the restaurant and gift shop chain...

Jennifer Lopez Details How Ben Affleck Proposed

She was taking a bubble bath when he popped the question

(Newser) - If you're wondering how Ben Affleck popped the question to Jennifer Lopez the second time around, wonder no more. USA Today reports the singer spilled the details of her proposal Tuesday in her "On the JLo" fan newsletter. Here's her opening line: "Did you ever imagine...

'Lord of the Rings' Brings 5 Rings to Proposal

'You can try all five or pick one,' he told bride-to-be

(Newser) - Most proposals involve popping just one question, but Atlanta man William Hunn had a follow-up question for Brittney Miller. In a proposal that went viral after it was posted on Instagram , Hunn asked Miller to marry him and presented her with five rings, WSB-TV reports. "You can try all...

He Was Giving the COVID Shot When He Saw the Ring

Paramedic Robby Vargas-Cortes proposes to nurse inoculating him: his boyfriend, Eric Vander Lee

(Newser) - Good news: Your fiance snagged an appointment to get the coronavirus vaccine. Better news: You're the nurse who has the honor of administering it to him. Best news of all: He proposes to you right before you stick the needle in his arm. That's the sweet story out...

Audience Member on Jeopardy! Gives Winning Answer

Her boyfriend was a contestant, and he had a big question for her: a marriage proposal

(Newser) - It usually takes contestants on Jeopardy! a second or two to come up with questions, but an audience member on Thursday night's episode had an instantaneous answer for one query, USA Today reports. That person was Maria Shafer, whose boyfriend, contestant Michael Pascuzzi, was being introduced by host Alex...

Passengers Cheer for Pilot's Very Special Preflight Speech

Jon Emerson proposed to his flight attendant girlfriend right before takeoff

(Newser) - Call it the tamer (and more romantic) version of the Mile High Club, before the plane even left the ground. The Independent reports on an airline pilot who decided to surprise his flight attendant girlfriend, who works with him, two days before Christmas. As Jon Emerson, 24, gave passengers weather,...

During Debate on Gay Marriage, a Proposal

Australian lawmaker pops the question on House floor

(Newser) - It's not every marriage proposal that gets recorded in an official parliamentary record, but such is the case with one in Australia. During a speech on the floor of the House of Representatives Monday in support of gay marriage, lawmaker Tim Wilson turned to his partner in the public...

5 Awkward Celebrity Proposals
 5 Awkward Celebrity Proposals 

5 Awkward Celebrity Proposals

Would you say yes if you had to strip naked first?

(Newser) - It's not all helicopter rides around the Empire State Building and custom-built igloos : Some celebrity proposals are downright awkward. The Huffington Post rounds up five:
  • Chad Ochocinco: The NFL star was playing video games when he asked Evelyn Lozada to marry him. His oh-so-romantic line after she picked out

Proposal Planners Help You Get the Big Question Right

If you have hundreds of bucks to shell out, that is

(Newser) - In a day and age when proposals are expected to be cinematic masterpieces or something similarly unique , what’s a guy to do? The New York Times has the answer in its report on a growing niche in the wedding industry: proposal planners. Men, and sometimes women, hire these people...

Postal Service Moves to Halt Saturday Delivery

Long-awaited plan would save $3.3B

(Newser) - The Postal Service will eliminate Saturday delivery in early 2011 and save $3.3 billion in just the first year of the new schedule, according to a regulatory filing. The cutback has been contemplated for some time, but today's announcement marks the first USPS confirmation of the exact plan, which...

Sorry, Folks, We're Not Engaged: Gisele

(Newser) - Tom Brady hasn't proposed to Gisele Bundchen after all, OK! reports. Gisele has dismissed reports that her quarterback boyfriend took bended knee on a private plane on Christmas eve. "I don't know how people are so creative," she said. But she is planning to marry him: "...

Bush to Overhaul Access for Disabled

Proposal would vastly expand 1990 disabilities act

(Newser) - With an eye to aging Boomers and Iraq vets, the Bush administration is set to propose wide-ranging new rules to improve disabled access to public spaces from retail stores to golf courses, the New York Times reports. The move, which updates  implementation of the 1990 Americans With Disabilities Act, would...

Ring, Bended Knee, and Candid Camera

Cottage industry in proposal photos is booming

(Newser) - Husband hopefuls are lining up not only romantic locales and plentiful karats, but also hidden cameramen to document their marriage proposals. Some knee-benders are even timing their big events for optimal lighting conditions and bride-to-be beauty (make sure she gets to change her clothes after work). Newly affianced couples can...

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