Public proclamations of love elsewhere across the globe

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What you need to know:

  • And in 2008, 23-year-old Jason Lederman in New York bought an eighth-page advert to pop the question to his girlfriend Matti, then 22.
  • That is how the “Amy, I love you more!” billboards found themselves all over Tulsa.

If you think the eighth-page advert run last week by Brian and Phyllis is dizzying, you have not heard of the man in the English county of Norfolk, who, in 2013, bought a full-page advertisement to propose to his girlfriend.

Steve English then had his girlfriend Hayley Groves go through the paper as they picnicked on the beach. She said Yes. He later said he wanted to propose in a public way but without having to embarrass his betrothed.

And in 2008, 23-year-old Jason Lederman in New York bought an eighth-page advert to pop the question to his girlfriend Matti, then 22. The advert included a photo of Jason holding a diamond engagement ring.

Jason then plotted a move with two actors who approached him and Matti as they walked into a concert. One of the actors asked Jason: “Are you the guy from the newspaper?” The plan worked and Matti accepted Jason’s hand in marriage.

“Oh my gosh, it’s perfect,” she would later tell New York Daily News.

Speaking of proposal surprises, one man in the US had a TV station sneak lines that his news anchor girlfriend was reading on the teleprompter.

The anchor, Jillian Pavlica, was told by her producer to read a breaking news item at the end of the bulletin at FOX54, a station based in Alabama.

“We’ve got breaking news to share with you tonight. FOX54 has just learned that a Huntsville news anchor is being proposed to on live TV right now,” an unsuspecting Pavlica read, before her boyfriend Vince took forward the plan, and the anchor got engaged on air.

Then there is a man who pasted his wife’s name in billboards across Tulsa, a county in the US state of Oklahoma, in October 2019.

Businessman Josh Wilson, 41, later told the Washington Post that he had signed an advertising deal with a billboard company in January 2019. But the ads he placed were not yielding the required responses and he sought to cancel the deal. He was told he couldn’t because the contract had to run until January 1, 2020.

His business coach then reminded him that he always talked about his wife.

“Why don’t you just say something to her on the billboards?” the coach posed.

That is how the “Amy, I love you more!” billboards found themselves all over Tulsa.

“A lot of people wondered if I was in trouble with Amy, but the truth is, I just adore her,” Josh told the publication.

The wife said she did not see the signs until weeks later. She actually heard about them through a local radio station as everyone wondered who Amy was.