When you’ve trained for the better part of a year to run your first marathon with the hopes of crossing the finish line still alive and able to walk upright, the last thing you want to encounter is an obstacle along the way. Enter a young man who thought mile 16 of 26.2 miles would be the appropriate time to propose to his girlfriend, who was only 10 miles from completing the race.
SHE SAID YES: A woman who was running in Sunday’s New York City Marathon was at mile 16 when her longtime boyfriend hopped over the barrier and dropped to one knee. She ended the day with a medal around her neck and a ring on her finger. https://t.co/8xbZ6P24RM pic.twitter.com/YizdEJYOhc
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) November 5, 2018
The question is not, was this a kind gesture? Was this pure love in all its glory? The question, as Twitter reminded us, is: couldn’t this guy have waited at the finish line?
And of course she said yes! She had stuff to do! It’s like how you let your kid have that candy bar at the grocery store because you’d rather finish your shopping than deal with a tantrum on aisle 9.
He couldn't propose to her at the finish line?
— BLOOP! (@susiemcdonnell) November 5, 2018
If he really loved her, he would've waited until after the race, given her a massage, taken her to a nice dinner, left her alone all night so she could have a nice long rest, woke her up the next morning with homemade waffles and strawberries, then asked her to marry him. Geez.
— Grateful (@canwejustbecool) November 6, 2018
*Raises hand. His male ego was too small to let her get all of the attention for even a few hours
— Mike (@12MBerry) November 6, 2018
I wonder what dude would’ve done if he was in the middle of a huge work presentation that he was working on for months and then, midway through, she interrupts with a proposal
— tullymox ❄️ (@tullymox) November 6, 2018
The woman, Kaitlyn Curran, certainly looked happy when she ran off after accepting the marriage proposal from her now fiancé, Dennis Galvin. And, sure, maybe she wasn’t running the race for time, but fellas, let your ladies have their moment before you hog the spotlight and make it all about you. 1/10, would not recommend.