Whoever said "romance is dead" wasn't looking in the right place -- it's alive and well among selfies and photos of people's dessert on social media. Curt Buthman recently proposed to his girlfriend of two years, Marsha Collier, via a Vine video he posted to Twitter. And Marsha, who was in the middle of an online chat on customer service, tweeted back to Curt: "Um, uh, YES @curtbuthman - I will MARRY YOU! #custserv"
But the online lovefest didn't stop there. Marsha and Curt have vowed to let social media play a role in the actual wedding itself. Marsha tweeted: "Whatever we do -- the wedding will be on Twitter somehow!"
Hell, I say they invite their Twitter followers. All 75,000 of them.
Ever wonder what it would be like to be in a room with all your online "friends"? The people you're friends with on Facebook; the people you follow on Twitter and Instagram; the people you while away the hours with talking to in chat rooms. It could be kind of cool, as nothing rivals good ol' face-to-face interaction. But also ... could be super awkward.
Fact is, our online selves aren't our real selves. Yeah, it's rare when someone is a completely and totally different person than the person they present on the Internet. But at the end of the day, we're usually more uninhibited online. Of course, there are a million reasons why this is the case, but mainly, it's because it's harder to get hurt online. If we don't want to hear what people say or feel embarrassed, we can just log off. Real life doesn't work that way. We have to deal with things in real life.
I'm kidding when I say Marsha and Curt should invite all their Twitter followers to their wedding. That would be weird. For everyone. I'm envisioning a lot of nervous glances and people playing with their phones. And, seriously, who wants 75,000 people around when you're trying to tie the knot? But I do think it's cool that Twitter will be involved in the couple's big day somehow. It seems to be a big part of their life, and if it makes them all the more happy, who are we to judge? #Adorable.
What do you think of this?
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