Link Love: A 48-Carrot Marriage Proposal


Plus, the similarities between "single" and "unemployed."

Once in a while, a marriage proposal comes along that just melts the cockles of our hearts (or something like that). A man from China's Qingdao, Shandong Province named Pang Kun proposed to his girlfriend Xhao Xinyu in a carrot costume, with 47 friends, also clad in carrot costumes, standing behind him. "Six months ago, I met you. I still remember your shyness on our first date, my longing for the next date and my excitement when I first held your hand at the cinema," he said to her. He said he chose carrots because Xinyu loves the color orange. Now that's thoughtful. Though do you get the feeling that there's some major private joke we're not in on here? This is definitely going to spur more creative marriage proposals: We're hoping to see one where 48 people dress up as Smurfs. Wait, no, that would be extremely creepy. (The Gloss)

Is sex on the first date a deal breaker? A thoughtful look at skipping the good nice kiss and going right to the good part. (Good Men Project)

An awful lot of our parents ended up marrying a classmate or a coworker or someone our grandpas browbeat them into marrying. But a few cool parents do have a worthwhile how-we-met story. (The Frisky)

Everyone wants unconditional love, right? Guess where it starts. Honestly, guess. (Huffington Post)

Yikes. Comparing being single to unemployed is rough. But there are some real similarities between both long-term solo operations. (Simone Grant)

Bad boys. Who doesn't love em? Honestly, how boring is Colin Farrell now that he's nice? But why do women line up in droves for unloving men? (Glo)

What about the bad boy's lazy cousin, the porn enthusiast? What happens when a husband is tuning into skin flicks instead of having sex with his wife. (Betty Confidential)