When it comes to love, people knows no boundaries and a lot may attest to that. Creative marriage proposals are going viral because of their originality and also the meanings behind them.
Just recently, an Expat, which believed to be a Filipino, in Saudi Arabia presented a marriage proposal to his girlfriend in a unique style. During the proposal, he was filmed by the crowd. Someone also posted the video on social media and it instantly went viral.
Viral Proposal Video
In the video, the Asian Expat proposed to his girlfriend for marriage at the Jeddah Corniche. The man can be seen dancing and approaching his girlfriend who is surprised yet looking very emotional at the same time.
The man bent down on his knees, presented a small box with a ring, and asked his girlfriend’s hand for marriage in front of the crowd who all gathered to enjoy the scenery, see his presentation, and be happy for the couple.
The marriage proposal is the first time that happened in Saudi Arabia. There is no reported incident before.
Although this situation can be mostly seen in movies, dramas, and even real life, the situation is far different. The viral video may seem a surprise event for other people, but for those living in Saudi Arabia, it can be a scary situation. This type of activity in public is not allowed in the Kingdom.
Strict Rules in Saudi Arabia
In Saudi Arabia, there are Islamic laws and rules that are strictly implemented. Exposing your personal relation such as hugging, kissing, and proposing to your girlfriend in public is against Islam and is not allowed in any part of the country.
As soon as the video went viral, the Amir of Makkah, Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, ordered the arrest of the couple who performed the unethical behavior in public.
Although some people loved the idea of the proposal and prayed for the couple’s happiness, many also believe that the man stood against the Law of Saudi Arabia and he should be held accountable for his actions.