Sometimes life takes an unexpected turn (13 Photos)

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Meet Shannon McMahon and Chris Platika

I was blown away when Shannon contacted me last week with an idea to propose to the love of her life on theCHIVE. Here’s a part of our original correspondence:

Huge fan of the site. My boyfriend Chris is also a huge fan of the site. We’ve been together almost 3 years and I want to propose to him. We met at college in Vermont and we are truly soul mates- if that crap even exists. I’m an intern at Westside Comedy in Santa Monica around the 3rd St Promenade. We aren’t anything hot or special, just two normal young adults that like stuff like Star Wars and Chive.
ps. Wouldn’t that suck if he said no? haha, anyways- thanks again for doing this- you guys rock.

We’ll be sure to update you here with a follow-up as soon as we can with the full story tomorrow. I’m told Chris is at work right now and checks theCHIVE a couple times a day so it’s just a matter of time until he sees this. Shannon has promised more photos. Also, I assure you this is quite real (would be kinda sad if it wasn’t, ya’ know?).

AWESOME UPDATE: He said yes! I’m told we’ll have a video of the event and photos for a post tomorrow.

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  • Matt


  • nice

    hahaha cool :)

  • snowjob

    Haters gonna hate and I for one hate some of the a-holes that can't be anything but negative and hurtful. May each of you stumble in front of a snow plow, incur a concussion and wake up as Regarding Henry. Congrats to the kids.

  • its_forge

    YAY!! We want wedding pictures, honeymoon pictures (no not those you damn perverts), dog pictures and baby pictures!!!

  • Phondo

    A good marriage is the greatest thing in your life (20 years and counting). Congrats.

  • XXXC5

    Congrats to both of you!

  • Diana Santos

    awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! that's so cuteeeeeeeeeee! <3<3<3

    • Brad

      I'm going to ask you to marry me on Orkut…

      • Diana Santos

        ahahah i rather facebook lol :D

  • The Real D. Nozzle

    Wow Steve. what electrogenic said makes him a dick, but you? abortion would be too kind….

    • Steve Shaw

      I'm pro-choice.

      • Brad

        you have to admit that saying the person's mom should have aborted him for making an insensitive joke is a little over-the-line. Simmer-don-now…

        • Steve Shaw

          Well sorry, Captain Politically Correct!

          To quote you, unless you aren't the same Brad as above: "Gee whiz, lighten up people, are we on TheChive or the Oprah Network?"

  • guest

    Totally great! Congrats you two: may the force be with you!

  • AnotherAnon

    Congrats to you two!

  • Alf

    Could be….

    • Alf

      Let meet

  • Chiefer

    Very cool! Congrats!

  • Red

    Cool, congrats.

    Thumbs up for regular girls!—————————————————————————————^

  • ClariseStarling


    Chive: Making Awesome since 1643

  • chance

    well that depends……..

  • Spaceno

    Congrats Chris. Looks like you have a keeper.

  • eat balls, internet

    i challenge all humans to try and find a site that can bring you such an awesome variety of awesome as ye olde chive.

  • Jobo

    Awesome. Congrats guys!

  • bubblerider86

    this is the biggest Chive win i've seen yet!! Awesome and Congrats to the newly engaged couple!!! :D

  • Adirem

    awesome, congratulations! :)

  • JDB

    That is really awesome.

  • llano2

    She needs to spell check her posters.

    "are soul mates… if that crap…" wtf

    That being said, I'd marry her.

  • Dylan Termeer


    Chive, the online proposal site.

  • Captain Hero

    Sorry anna, no fat chicks.

  • Numa

    This made my day, Congrats !

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