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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  • abipolarguy

    As a mass-challenged man I'd like to say this is a cheering site of pics! (no offense meant naturally Chris – you're thinner than I am!)

  • quintus

    Congratulations Shannon! I hope you guys have a happy marriage that leads to old age and plenty of grandchildren.

  • Capt Bob

    If they recite their vows in the comment section, can John be the minister? You know, like the Captain of a ship?

  • Uncle Mikey

    Great. Now one of you show your cans.

  • Spiderdik

    He didn't ask her first? What a lame ass.

  • Chiefs420

    That guy looks like a total dorkasaurus and she looks like she might be kinda hot.


  • Joben

    this should definitely be on theBerry…I just saw a gallery of big tits, then another one of people that got fucked with after passing out…some how this just doesn't fit the trend…

  • shamshe


  • Anonymous

    Isn´t he too much fat for her ??

  • Mr. Awesomeness

    CONGRATS, YOU GUYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    CONGRATS, YOU GUYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    CONGRATS, YOU GUYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    CONGRATS, YOU GUYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    CONGRATS, YOU GUYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    CONGRATS, YOU GUYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    CONGRATS, YOU GUYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • moeshere Foxdale

    Nice that she stepped…up to the plate you guys do look great together Do it…Wishing you nothing but the best remember there will be tests in life…some easy and some really hard but I"m sure by seeing the pictures your love will make it threw all of them….Good luck…

  • ROGE


  • sandler

    one word: awwww!

  • Gonzo

    Awesome! What a way to get engaged! Congratulations on the engagement!

  • BloodScrubber

    All the best to you Chris and Shannon!! Epic moment captured in time forever.
    For sure, CHIVE send a videographer! And of course all the bridesmaids will be wearing TheChive trademark GREEN? ;)

  • mrjimmyos

    That, is, AWESOME! Congrats you two lovers!

  • gx_wolf

    8-15 – Chris is one lucky guy

  • Doug


  • El Jerko

    congratulation !!!

  • DanielB

    Im so happy for you guys, Chive on!

  • Big

    Awesome! Congratulations you two!

  • koody

    its pretty funny that the girl asked him but.. congrats

  • Yelito

    Dude, if you dont marry that hot, fun sexy chick…I will smack the shit out of you personally!

  • horrigann

    wait until you're 35 – 38 before you have kids. Words of wisdom from the experienced

  • Slick

    Awesome, you guys rock, cheers to a happy future!

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