Worst Proposal Ever? Man Accused Of Stealing Girlfriend’s ‘Thunder’ By Proposing In The Middle Of A Marathon
November 9, 2018 12:15 By Fabiosa
The New York City Marathon is the world’s biggest and most famous marathon. It started with only 55 finishers, but by 2018, more than 52,000 people crossed the finished line. It’s an extremely challenging 26.2-mile race, which got even more difficult for one woman, whose boyfriend decided to pick the worst time to pop the question.
Seeing your beloved partner get down on one knee and ask you to spend the rest of your life with him is probably what many girls dream. But it doesn’t seem as romantic when you're running towards the finish line covered in sweat.
Kaitlyn Curran, a nurse from New Jersey, was getting closer to mile 16 of the New York City Marathon when her long-term boyfriend, Dennis Galvin, dropped to one knee in front of her, after jumping over the barrier.
Kaitlyn’s shock was captured on video by her two cousins and was later shown on CBS Evening News’ Twitter account. Despite being thrown off her pace and shaken with excitement, the bride-to-be quickly took off to finish the marathon with a shiny engagement ring on her finger.
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
However, many social media users were enraged over the time Galvin chose to propose, saying that he acted very 'selfish'.
The Twitterverse is not happy
Mile 16? Way to steal her thunder. On a scale of 1-10 (10 being best), I give this proposal a 1 for its thoughtless, selfishness, and poor timing. Booo, dude!— Krista Nugent (@KristaChirps) November 6, 2018
AND he didn't even take her sweatshirt that she clearly didn't want or need!— Sarah Spelt (@SarahMSpelt) November 6, 2018
I'd have given the ring back at the finish line.
If he really loved her, he would've waited until after the race, given her a massage, taken her to a nice dinner, left her alone all night so she could have a nice long rest, woke her up the next morning with homemade waffles and strawberries, then asked her to marry him. Geez.— Grateful (@canwejustbecool) November 6, 2018
*Raises hand. His male ego was too small to let her get all of the attention for even a few hours— Mike (@12MBerry) November 6, 2018
I wonder what dude would’ve done if he was in the middle of a huge work presentation that he was working on for months and then, midway through, she interrupts with a proposal— tullymox ❄️ (@tullymox) November 6, 2018
I was also propsed to at the end of the NYC marathon. I wouldn't have said NO during, but I'd have been like "Yo, can you give me like two more hours and then try again? kthanks"— Danielle Dawn (@daniellebc15) November 6, 2018
girl for real!!! We train so hard for these races! A proposal would throw off our time and groove. The finish line is a perfect time, if any— kat (@_avokato_) November 6, 2018
The avalanche of hate and criticism was so overwhelming that Curran’s cousin, Rachel Bossbaly, decided to clear the air by saying that Kaitlyn loved every minute of her unusual proposal and was happy with the way everything turned out. But do you think the moment would have been even more memorable if Galvin popped the question after she crossed the finish line?