Would you say yes?
Sometimes, less is more sometimes — but the internet is divided over one man’s simple proposal.
Erica Murphy excitedly shared a photo to Twitter on May 1 of her sparkling diamond ring along with a handwritten note, which had “Will you marry me?” scrawled on a piece of paper.
“So it’s been an amazing year with my guy,” the besotted bride-to-be wrote alongside the snap. “This morning before I left for work he left this in the bathroom for me to find. I said YES! #FutureMrsHomes.”
Murphy, a journalist at 11Alive in Atlanta, Georgia, explained she found the ring when she woke up in the morning to go to work.
“He had also flown into ATL from Detroit to propose bc this was the weekend of our 1 year anniversary,” she gushed in a comment.
Although Murphy was thrilled with the way her now-fiancé, Monta Homes, popped the question, social media users weren’t so sure.
The reaction was so strong, it even made it onto The Shade Room, a pop culture site which asked readers if they’d be content with the proposal.
“Umm…a note? Torn out like that?” one skeptical person wrote.
“He couldn’t use a whole sheet of paper at least?” said another, while another branded it plainly “terrible.”
Others defended Homes, pointing out that some people don’t like extravagant proposals.
“Y’all so use to these proposals made for social media…. How y’all think proposals went before,” one Twitter user insisted. “That’s HER MAN and SHE SAID YES. I love that for them.”
“For some reason this reminded me of a Sex and the City episode,” mused another. “I’ve never seen something like this. Unusual but hey! To each their own.”
“She said yes. Nothing else needs to be said,” another declared. “We get so caught up in grand gestures and sometimes it is the simplicity of a thing.”
Murphy said she’s shocked so many people care about the way her fiancé proposed.
“At least it’s got folks thinking about love and marriage,” she told The Post. “I think it’s tough for some guys to propose. There’s so much pressure around taking this step.”
Murphy added it shouldn’t matter to anyone but the couple getting engaged.
“[In my opinion] it’s important for the man to do what he feels is right, when he feels it’s right,” she said. “I feel honored and thought the way he did it was sweet.”