though if you are old enough to get married, and old enough to propose, learn some Halachos.
Maybe I'm wrong, in which case, I am humbled.
I've complained in the past about the onlysimchas.com pictures that people post. I may be romantic at heart, but I find it tasteless that people wish to share with everyone their most private moments. You want to propose with petals and flowers and tea lights and all that, go ahead! But you need your buddies there to film it? So there will be one event of your life not captured on film and sent out to everyone!
Please don't tell me it's a generational thing. Just because you are the Instagram generation doesn't mean you should lose all sense of privacy.
And I've also complained about the boys who are proposing on one knee. Call me a Monsey Chareidinik (but really, please don't!) but that is just so....goyish. I'm sorry. Please. Do not go On Bended Knee.
And I've been somewhat irked that the proposal must come with a choice of diamond bracelet. OK, so not everyone wants to just pop the question, get an answer, and that's it. They want (amend that: the girls expect) a gift. Say it with flowers!
But this newest thing I noticed on onlysimchas, is proposing with ring! Which to begin with really makes sense. But I hope hope hope these new fiances are not putting it on or even handing it to the girl with the proposal - because as far as I know, kiddushin is with a ring. And you are then in theory, married. So normally you don't give the engagement ring directly to the girl.
Do you young people know that?? Or in the onlysimchas pictures with the girls flashing their rings, are the friends snappping the pics also the one who was the go between?