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How About We … Not Accept Twitter Marriage Proposals a la Kat Von D?

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Normally, when a couple gets engaged, the first thing people ask is “how did it happen?” Plenty of people I know have cute engagement stories that involve anything from proposing on top of the Eiffel Tower to tying a ribbon with the ring around their dog’s neck. Whether it’s public or private, romantic or zany, each proposal is unique and tells you a lot about the couple in question. But when it comes to the newly-engaged Kat Von D and Joel “Deadmau5” Zimmerman, their engagement story tells you that these two are attention-hungry weirdos. Because no one else would propose to their girlfriend on Twitter.

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That’s right. Twitter. This Saturday, the DJ (his name comes from his stage costume, which involves wearing a giant mouse head) wrote on Twitter, “I can’t wait for Christmas so…. Katherine Von Drachenberg, will you marry me?” The tweet included a photo of the engagement ring, which he was having custom-made and wasn’t finished yet. Instead of sending him an angry DM that said “hey jerk, the least you can do is ask me in person,” Kat responded with a yes and tweeted, “Mi corazon! Thank you all for the lovely congratulations! Please excuse me while I go squeeze the hell out of my fiance!” The sudden announcement is extra odd considering that the couple broke up (reportedly because of Deadmau5’s cheating) a month ago and then got back together. How was the cheating news discovered, you might ask? On Twitter.

Like I said, every couple is different, and their proposals show that. But I have a pretty hard time feeling positive about a couple who gets engaged via social media. The most important thing in any relationship is communication, and if you can’t even ask someone to marry you while they’re, y’know, in the same place as you, what does that mean for the future of your marriage? Will they have fights about whose turn it is to wash the dishes via Facebook? Will she let him know she’s in the mood by posting lingerie pictures on Instagram? Twitter’s a great place for posting ring shots and breaking the news to your fans – after you’ve popped the question IRL.

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