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AirTalk asks: Are public marriage proposals romantic?




Chinese diver Qin Kai proposes to silver medalist He Zi of China on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Women's Diving 3m Springboard Final on Day 9 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre on August 14, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Chinese diver Qin Kai proposes to silver medalist He Zi of China on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Women's Diving 3m Springboard Final on Day 9 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre on August 14, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Chinese Olympic diver, received more than a silver medal at last week’s medal ceremony.

Qin Kai, Zi’s boyfriend of six years, got down on bended knee and asked for Zi’s hand in marriage in front of billions of people all over the world.

Some have interpreted the gesture as a control mechanism, while others argue it was an act of love and true romance.

With grandiose marriage proposals constantly broadcast on social media networks, have private proposals become a thing of the past, or are they still the best approach? How have you interpreted Kai’s proposal?

Guest:

Lauren Kay, Senior style editor, The Knot, the nation’s largest source for wedding news and inspiration.