As I was browsing the internet on a snowy Sunday, I came across something that really made me wonder if AIM usage has reached a new level. Each Sunday newspapers such as The New York Times and The New York Post publish a section on weddings and highlight different couples. And I’ll admit it, I’m a devout reader of the NY Times wedding section. Not because I plan on getting married ANYtime soon, but because it’s more of a fantasy aspect in college to read about couples that found each other while both working on PhD’s at Ivy League schools or met while searching for a cure to cancer, yada yada yada. I mean, a girl can dream right?
Carrie Bradshaw once said the wedding announcements in the Times are “the straight woman’s sports pages,” and I would have to agree.
But, the Post has also started a wedding section that features more, ahem, “normal people.” The couple highlighted this week met on the internet (okay, thats fine and becoming more acceptable recently). So, for some reason, the husband thought it would be okay to propose over the internet! On AIM!
I know what you’re thinking — “everyone is different and each couple has their own special story.” But really, doesn’t proposing over instant messenger take away all of the personal or intimate aspect of a wedding proposal? Well I guess it worked for her because she typed back “Yes” and now they’re married.
I will get off my high horse now, but still wonder if our excessive use of internet communication has gone too far when wedding proposals are typed on AIM?