He Proposed on Twitter!
Hear from a couple who got engaged live on Twitter yesterday!
Can you really ask someone to spend the rest of their life with you – using 140 characters or less? For Benny Greenberg, the answer is a big, relieved @yes. Yesterday morning he sent this tweet to his beloved:
So… @kellybax Will you Marry me?
To which @kellybax, known in the real world as Kelly Reiber, responded:
@bennygreenberg Yes, I would be honored to marry you baby!
The Maryland couple first became friends about a year ago, meeting on the blogging site BlogCatalog.com. They began dating officially in May and quickly fell into what they call “soul love” with each other.
While they both have traditional jobs – Kelly, age 35, has worked in real estate settlements for 13 years and Benny, 46, is a sales director for The Memory Company – they also do social media marketing for various blogs and Web sites.
So, they tell BettyConfidential, tweeting the question just made sense.
“Due to both of our social media backgrounds, we have and share a tremendous amount of friends on Twitter,” explains Benny. “I thought, what better way to let everyone know, and surprise Kelly at the same time?”
At the time of yesterday’s twitter-posal, both Benny and Kelly were working from home, but in separate rooms. Kelly says she was expecting the proposal, “but not on Twitter! It made for a great day!”
But isn’t it um sorta weird to get proposed to over Twitter? I mean, isn’t it kind of like getting broken up with via Post-it?