STOCKHOLM, Feb. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — After almost 20 years collectively, Kirstin thought it was time to pop the query. In a romantic restaurant with hidden cameras, extras and artist performances, she obtained down on her knee and requested her unsuspecting boyfriend Mads to marry her.
– “We have been collectively for about half our lives. I believe Mads want to suggest to me, however since he hasn’t carried out it by now, I am unable to wait any longer. I needed to take the matter into my very own palms”, says Kirstin Hermansen.
Eight % concerned in courtship on the anniversary
In keeping with The Knot, solely 5 % of proposals are made by ladies. Nonetheless the search on-line for “lady proposes to males concepts” elevated 336 % from 2017 to 2018 in keeping with information from Pinterest.
Historically, the leap day, February 29, has been the sooner or later each 4 years the place ladies are “allowed” to suggest to males in keeping with custom. And since breaking outdated and outdated traditions is deeply rooted in Klarna’s firm values, the main Swedish purchasing supplier labored along with Kirstin to set the stage for a proposal earlier than the precise leap day – on February 19.
– “Once I discovered that Klarna was on the lookout for a lady that wished to interrupt the leap day custom and suggest, I instantly signed up. For some time now I have been contemplating to proposing, and taking part in with the concept in my thoughts, and once I noticed Klarna’s Story put up on Instagram, it was the kick I wanted to truly do it. I utilized and informed my story, and was very joyful once I was chosen to be a part of this. It’s one thing I actually wished to do”, says Kirstin.
See video of the proposal right here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8ifqpHNaNM
Hidden digicam, extras and a customized music
The entire night was arrange with surprises and hidden cameras to seize Kirstin Hermanssons large proposal to her man, Mads Gudim Burheim. All of it occurred at a restaurant in Oslo, and included dozens of extras on the scene, together with artist Anna Jæger, who carried out a music tailored for the couple and the proposal. As Kirstin goes down on her knees holding out the ring and proposes, Mads is totally mesmerized.
– “Truthfully. That is one thing that I by no means anticipated. I’ve by no means been so stunned. I used to be completely caught off guard”, says Mads concerning the romantic flip their dinner took.
– “In keeping with our survey, nearly one in 5 Norwegians consider that girls ought to both not suggest in any respect, or that it’s only appropriate on the leap day as soon as each 4 years. We firmly consider that could be a hopelessly outdated view, and that identical to Kirstin, anyone ought to have the ability to suggest to whoever they need at any time when they need”, says Thomas Elvestad, Advertising and marketing Director of Klarna Norway.
9 out of ten proposals get a sure, however not all proposals are romantic
To those that are planning to suggest, Klarna’s survey exhibits that the possibility of getting a constructive reply is definitely actually excessive if you happen to dare to throw your self into it. As many as 9 out of ten individuals who ask the query get that “YES” they’re hoping for. Though in terms of romantic efficiency nevertheless, there’s room for enchancment. Solely 44 % which were proposed to thought their proposal was romantic.
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