Social Media Engagement: Man Proposes To His Girlfriend Over Vine
A couple that initially met over Twitter ended up getting engaged this week in front of their tens of thousands of followers in a proposal that went viral.
Northridge business consultant Curt Buthman put together a Vine video—turns out you don't need more than 6 seconds to make an impression—asking his girlfriend, author and social media expert Marsha Collier to marry him:
Buthman was in the other room, and he timed it at a moment when he knew his girlfriend would be on Twitter (although based on her stream it looks like she's always on). Collier was conducting a regular chat on customer service on Tuesday (which explains why their tweets and a lot of responses use the decidedly unromantic #custserv hashtag), when Buthman sent out the tweet. Even though he was only in the other room, he sweated while awaiting a response to his very public proposal, he told CBS Los Angeles.
It took Collier a few minutes to figure out what was going on, but she noticed people tweeting at her about the proposal. But she finally accepted via Twitter of course:
The hashtag #WillYouMarryMe started trending, and Collier said it was a great way to share her happy moment with the world. She told ABC 7, "It was just like a family party. It was like popping the champagne cork with friends."
The proposal was the first to happen on Vine. The couple plans to wed this fall, and they promise that their Twitter followers will be able to virtually attend:
Whatever we do - the wedding will be on Twitter somehow!— Marsha Collier (@MarshaCollier) May 29, 2013