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He proposed while she was running the New York Marathon. Here's why that's a bad idea.

Nov 06, 2018 - Washington Post Blogs

Before you propose in public, ask yourself why you're doing it.

Will it increase the joy and happiness for your partner, or might it steal their thunder? Do they enjoy being the center of attention, or do they prefer quieter moments together? Will they say yes, or might the prodding from strangers nudge them there?

If any of your answers are more about you than your partner, cancel the flash mob and call off the Jumbotron.

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