Now I’m no marathon runner (or any kind of runner TBH), I’ve witnessed and heard from people the Herculean prep that goes into running one. Some of the more famous marathon events across the world require training for years before one can evern attempt it! Now imagine putting your blood, sweat and toil into training for one, and then having your dream run interrupted in the middle, all for a crazy, stupid, love gesture? WTF, dude?
On Sunday, a woman was running the New York City Marathon when her boyfriend decided to propose to her… in the middle of the marathon.
Kaitlyn Curran’s boyfriend Dennis Galvin was waiting at the 16-mile mark for her and beckoned her off the track. She thought he merely wanted to say ‘hi’ to her. Instead, he went down on his knees and popped the question!
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
People in the crowd were all super exhilarated to witness this beautiful moment and cheered on the couple. Media reported that Kaitlyn was visibly teary-eyed, eventually said yes, and then rushed back on the track to finish her run.
While the story had a happy ending IRL, it wasn’t exactly so on social media. The internet was massively upset that the guy couldn’t wait for his girlfriend to finish her run and managed to ruin her time with his OTT gesture.
Even though the girl managed to finish the marathon, the little romantic detour must’ve spectacularly ruined her time, and with it all the months of preparation she must’ve put in for the marathon.
So why the hell could he not wait until she finished running to propose?
IN THE MIDDLE OF THE MARATHON? https://t.co/eGr21jx3H8
— Linda Holmes (@lindaholmes) November 6, 2018
Whoa whoa whoa.
this man is THE WORST https://t.co/mxJqmoYaKl
— hussein kesvani (@HKesvani) November 6, 2018
He’s holding her back, TBH.
All I could think of was how everyone is going past her now she has to catch up. What a distraction ugh https://t.co/uxt1sLfPtF
— lover of the sun (@GCidraas) November 7, 2018
Yep, yep he did. That’s just great. NOT.
he just ruined her time???? https://t.co/8YThOic5aY
— Blu (@blulalu) November 8, 2018
It was the NYC Marathon FFS! And he ruined it for her!
Way to go and mess up her timing for THE. NEW. YORK. CITY. MARATHON. He couldn't wait until she finished because…????? 🙄 https://t.co/DtGM2WBQwN
— potato (@23ermy23) November 8, 2018
Why couldn't be propose after the race?
Or the day after even and just give her, her day after what I think must have been hours of training. https://t.co/Covw5BwTbi
— 20th Century Babe (@Apollowoke) November 8, 2018
This woman had sacrificed and trained for months to run in this marathon and in THE MIDDLE of it, this chud decided he wanted to make it about himself and hijack it away from her.
Fuuuuuuuuuuck this. https://t.co/yTOmiEzuRL
— Mike Beauvais (@MikeBeauvais) November 6, 2018
All he had to do was wait at the finish line, OMG!
Honestly, the notion of proposing to someone like this seems really selfish to me. Anyone who's ever run a marathon knows how much of a distraction this would be. Plus the delay & emotion would completely ruin your pace.
Dude couldn't have proposed at the damn finish line? https://t.co/COr9sBQ6Jl
— Neale (@AbeFroman) November 7, 2018
Major enthu-cutlet business, this.
SHE'S RUNNING THE FUCKING MARATHON, DUDE. MEET HER AT THE FINISH LINE, YOU THIRSTY FREAK. https://t.co/93yG0gHClG
— Anne T. Donahue (@annetdonahue) November 6, 2018
People agreed that these kind of proposals werent’t romantic. They were just stupid. A very thin line.
Man I hate these sorts of proposals so much https://t.co/ylv2qELCT1
— Summer Brennan (@summerbrennan) November 6, 2018
Gradually, everyone just narrowed in on the main problem here. Men know jack shit.
Men keep wasting women's time https://t.co/YY0TjDGNUj
— Khwezi Nyuswa (@Khw3zi) November 8, 2018
"My girlfriend is running the Marathon…..how can I make this about me?" https://t.co/5RBwDgtmJv
— bed stuy guy (@DTenenbaum) November 6, 2018
That marathon proposal story is the perfect example of everything that is wrong with men. pic.twitter.com/u4QrBbbgQH
— Space Force Hero (@just_Mooya) November 6, 2018
A lot of them agreed she should’ve just said no to him for his sucky timing.
As a woman who has done 4 marathons, if I was dating a man and he absolutely *ruined* my months of training, of shedding blood sweat and tears to run 26.2 miles and hopefully grind out a PB time by making it about him & his proposal…
I'd say no out of fucking spite. https://t.co/hqKZPJE6N6
— Ciara Dunne (@Ciarabelles) November 6, 2018
Niggas ruin everything. https://t.co/aCiJITgRCT
— Gravitas (@AfikaLulo) November 8, 2018
Men of the world, earnest request….
THERE'S A FUCKING FINISH LINE.
Men of the world – do not do this. This isn't heartwarming. This wasn't about this dude but he HAD to make it about him. This is just a man who needed to be the center of attention. Let her run. Let her finish. https://t.co/OQ5Nuspsei
— “Celia” (@_celia_bedelia_) November 6, 2018
All women be tuning in to this show!
On next week's episode of Men Ruin Everything:
Woman's personal best race time thwarted by idiot male https://t.co/IYzYylpjCM
— Jessi ☽☄ (@Jessi_J_Barnett) November 7, 2018
Even in hate, we stand in solidarity!
On a day when there’s so much discord, I’m glad we all agree that marathon proposal guy fucking sucks
— Jessica Valenti (@JessicaValenti) November 6, 2018
And finally, this PERFECT one-liner describing the whole incident that is so savage that it deserves a running ovation!
Marriage once again ruining a woman's ability to get ahead https://t.co/lBbQYxRZDw
— Nick Naylor (@MrImJustSayin) November 7, 2018
Dear men, y u do dis?