Forget the champagne on ice and rose petals scattered across the floor. A recent survey conducted by Chilisauce News in the U.K. learned 15 percent of women want some aspect of technology involved in their marriage proposal. 7,000 people were surveyed across the country and the findings showed Shakespearean sonnets and poetic odes ranked lower on the scale than popping the big question over social media -- a whopping 40 percent, in fact. This was followed by 32 percent wanting it done over the phone and 17 percent via text.
I'm so confused. If you asked for my opinion, I'd say 'no' to any of those options! Call me a traditionalist, but a marriage proposal to me is human interaction at its best. It's about two people who love being with each other in real time, wanting to be together forever in real time. Unless it's a relationship based solely on technology and the couple is in love based on the fact that they never have to interact -- in which case, carry on. To me, it's almost as bad as Berger breaking up with Carrie on Sex and The City via a Post-It note. Remember that? It's the same thing in the opposite situation. Whether you're breaking up or making up, or saying 'I do', it should be done face-to-face. There's no doubt technology has revolutionized the way we communicate with each other. We're able to have strong, healthy relationships that can span the planet. We can stay in touch with loved ones and even conduct business on a global scale with ease. But have we lost that much interest in face-to-face contact that we want technology to do all the work for us? Do we live in a world where we fear tangible human interaction so much that we're left to our devices -- literally? What do you think? Would you be okay with a proposal via technology?