UK women like marriage proposals over digital

proposalSomewhat bizarrely, a recent survey says that 15% of UK women want their beau to use some kind of digital device when popping the question.

If that particular survey was conducted with people over the age of 70 and that digital device was a replacement knee used when getting down on that particular limb to do so, then it would be more credible.

However, the says it interviewed 7,000 ‘people’ from across the UK and of these 1,050 people, 40% wanted marriage proposals over social media (especially Twitter) and 32% over the phone.

The world has obviously moved on since I asked my wife to marry me in a restaurant 12 years ago, a ‘person’ who would have spat in my eye if I had done so on social or with my mobile. Thankfully we escaped the digital scourge and, unlike many young people today, never, ever answer the phone when we’re having sex.

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Monty Munford has more than 15 years' experience in mobile, digital media, web and journalism. He is the founder of Mob76, a company that helps tech companies raise money and exit. He speaks regularly at global media events with a focus on Africa, writes a weekly column for The Telegraph, is a regular contributor to The Economist, Wired, Mashable and speaks regularly on the BBC World Service.