I’ll be honest, proposing was an absolute nightmare for me. I spent my life savings on a ring, asking her dad scared the shit out of me, coming up with a plan gave me anxiety through the roof… I held onto that ring for 6 months until I could work up the nerve to pop the question. And when I finally did, I’m pretty sure I just blacked out because I was so nervous. Now I find out that I could’ve just let her do it? What the hell is this?
On Christmas Day, badass Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn proposed to her boyfriend of 2 years, professional hockey player PK Subban. Yeah, I wrote that right. She proposed to him, hereby throwing a wrench on these typical gender roles that society has established.
And if you’re thinking damn, she robbed him of his manly duty to propose, I would say she did nothing of the sort. I’m pretty sure I worried about 5 years off of my life trying to propose and would be more than happy to hand that over to my fiancee in the interest of my own health and safety. She would’ve done something cute and thoughtful, with a beautifully written proposal, meanwhile I could barely put a sentence together like a bumbling fool. It would’ve just been better for both of us.
Sure, I’ll still fix the sink and take out the trash and fulfill plenty of my “manly” duties in this marriage, but the proposal? It’s high time we start sharing that responsibility. Bravo Lindsey, you’re a pioneer.
“Merry Christmas and happy holidays everyone!! On our 2 year anniversary I returned the favor and asked PK to marry me… and he said yes. We talk about equality but actions speak louder than words. Men should get engagement rings too and this is what PK deserves. Can’t wait to marry you babe.”
Ok, they actually got engaged in August, but hey, it’s a start.