- The Washington Times - Monday, August 21, 2006

This may demonstrate my lack-of-wonkishness, but, years ago, when I proposed to my bride, I dropped to one knee as we were riding in a horse-drawn carriage down New York’s Fifth Avenue. She said yes.

Apparently, I should have used a BlackBerry…except they didn’t have those then:

Romantics worldwide are turning to WedAlert.com to provide them with creativity surrounding their engagement through the day they tie the knot. In 2005, a study showed that 12 percent of couples that are engaged or married met online.

In addition to love, these online gurus are also looking for advice. Creative proposals, finding the ring, wedding planning- it’s all online.

A proposal via text message or a wireless e-mail to your beloved’s cell phone or Palm Pilot is a great way to pop the question to a fellow tech fiend. You can also make the proposal more fun and intriguing by sending little clues and messages leading up to an in-person proposal,” says Ciccolella, WedAlert.com CEO.

If this is true, I suppose one should hope that the network doesn’t drop the Instant Message!

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