Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Can you think of anything more romantic?

I love this magazine!
Granted, I might be younger than the average Essence reader, but I've always liked the way they tried to uplift Black women and inform us about the most pressing issues in our community.

Last night I spent a half hour on Essence's website to follow up on a special feature they had in the magazine. Six men were selected to appear in a multi page spread to propose to their girlfriends. The men were of all ages, and had different stories about how they met their girlfriend, how long they had been dating, why they wanted to get married, etc. Each man had a section where they wrote the proposal and then we had to log on to Essence.com to see the girlfriend's reaction when they saw the magazine. All the women said yes of course - it would have been tragic if they didn't.

Let me tell you if my husband had proposed to me in Essence, oh Lord! I would have been so thrilled! For my husband to propose to me in my favorite magazine, it would be the greatest day of my life. Now, my proposal was wonderful, don't get me wrong. I just admire these men for taking a chance of a lifetime to make their future wives happy.

Check it out here .

2 comments:

Andrew said...

Those are some brave men, to put that out there in such a public way. It would have been tremendously embarrassing if they got a "no" ... so I'm sure they must have been confident.

Andrew (To Love, Honor, and Dismay)

Paula Neal Mooney said...

Hey Tara - If you get a chance tonight, ask Chris Gardner where his wife Linda is now...

Her's would be an amazing story for you to get because she's so hard to find info for and everyone wants to know more about her!

Love and happiness,
Paula