Sometimes life takes an unexpected turn (13 Photos)

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.

  • frosif

    CONGRATSS!! this was dope!

  • witty176

    Congrats you guys!!

  • Erich Backhus

    Mega ups to both of them! As someone who is married to the love of his life I wish them nothing but the best.

  • Larry

    another chive hoax?

  • zigzagman

    Awsome! You shoulda put it in "Things Awsome" Chive.

  • Estradas

    You, sir, are a lucky man!

  • ryeguy

    Nice little story there, hope all goes well for you both. Good luck in the future

  • sexualniner

    Chris got fat, yo.

  • joeybeadz

    If a girl proposes to you through the chive youd be an idiot if u said no cuz clearly shes one of the coolest people. Gratz guys

  • Beta

    May their love last an eternity!

  • Westside

    Westside Comedy has interns???? That sucks… get a real job

  • Maverick

    Batting well above your average there son!

  • Lobo Hostmorke Torres Rosales

    ho shit i see it before but in a game plataform of playstation 3 god luck!

  • anonymous

    gotta love a girl that takes initiative…married one myself and it continues to pay dividends! good luck to you both

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  • Anonymous

    awesome, congrats!

  • Cqcumber

    Big congratulations!!! she's a sweet chick!!

  • Bridges

    I just threw up in my mouth. Lame.

  • Sir_Real

    Good Job Shannon and Congratz!

  • fabio

    Well played madame, well played.

  • tazz

    congrats..this is great!!!!!!! i think you need to invite all of us chivers to the wedding!!!!!!!!!!
    (with an open bar of course)

  • spammy

    Totally happy for you guys!

  • skylarrrr

    That's one hot mama! Congratulations!

  • Sandwiches1123

    This was nice to see. I think it also speaks to the Chive how many regular people are on this site. Way to go Chive…when their babies are astronauts, great politicians, or doctors that save the lives of people, you can say "It was all because of The Chive"

  • floscar

    Chive, you are the boy who cried wolf, too many times. I remain skeptical.

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