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New Poll - Marriage Proposal
DandelionLilyPetals suggested this followup poll. Instead of confessions, how about marriage proposals?

You can submit poll ideas here
http://www.mangaupdates.com/showtopic.php?tid=3903

Previous Poll Results:
Question: In a straight romance story, who should confess first?
Choices:
Simultaneously - votes: 323 (6.1%)
Neither ever confess - votes: 126 (2.4%)
Whichever is the "main" character - votes: 631 (11.8%)
Whichever is the "side" character - votes: 208 (3.9%)
It doesn't matter - votes: 3300 (62%)
The girl - votes: 221 (4.1%)
The guy - votes: 517 (9.7%)
There were 5326 total votes.
The poll ended: April 18th 2020

Will marriage proposals matter more than confessions? Find out next week!
Posted by lambchopsil on 
April 18th 8:06pm
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» Oniluap on April 18th, 2020, 4:54pm

I would vote "it doesn't matter", as in the previous one, but the image of a simultaneous marriage proposal is amazing. I want to see that.

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» HikaruYami on April 20th, 2020, 3:20am

I voted simultaneous in the last poll but put It doesn't matter for this one because a simultaneous marriage proposal seems just a little too stupid.

Honestly I don't even see the value in having a proposal be on-screen in a romance story. You want to have them be engaged or married in an epilogue (Silver Spoon had Hachiken and Mikage engaged in the last two chapters, for instance, after a 4-year time skip), great. But the proposal itself? Who fucking cares, the only time there's any sense of drama in a proposal scene is if the person gives a completely unexpected "no".

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» dreamer00013 on April 21st, 2020, 4:58am

I care about the proposal if it's unusual or original 😉 and... Yeah. I can remember exactly one scene I adored, from some popular music manhwa I can't remember the name of. And which I can't find right now.

But that's essentially the only marriage scene I remember. But then again, they tend to not be a thing for most shoujos or seinen, and I never read much josei, so maybe I'm unfair?

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» Suxinn on April 21st, 2020, 5:40pm

Quote from Oniluap
I would vote "it doesn't matter", as in the previous one, but the image of a simultaneous marriage proposal is amazing. I want to see that.

You took the words right out of my mouth.

Now, I'm almost tempted to make a thread asking for recs of this...

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» dreamer00013 on April 18th, 2020, 6:28pm

Great, I wanted to see this poll!

Personally, I think it's really hard to answer, at least for me. Because on the one side, I only majorly know the usual guy proposal and cannot imagine it otherwise, on the other hand I'm fully aware of how outdated the concept is.

So I stuck with the main character option, because I tend to read stuff with active main leads, not shy or passive ones. And while it should obviously not matter, it's more fun to see the main lead stress about it beforehand.

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» DandelionLilyPetals on April 19th, 2020, 12:26pm

Quote from dreamer00013
Great, I wanted to see this poll!

Personally, I think it's really hard to answer, at least for me. Because on the one side, I only majorly know the usual guy proposal and cannot imagine it otherwise, on the other hand I'm fully aware of how outdated the concept is.

So I stuck with the mai ...


Your wish has come true.

It was a mere suggestion but thanks for making it a poll. I'm really curious to see the results! I chose 'The Guy' because that's what I'm more used to. But I don't mind if a girl proposes first instead. It would actually be interesting 🙂

Stay safe and happy voting!

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» SSJR2 on April 18th, 2020, 7:12pm

Although i don't really care if the female does it or if they do it simultaneously; but if I had to choose only one, I would choose The Guy.

It's not about the gender norms or anything, it's just that I always enjoy seeing the girl's reaction to that the most. I really like seeing them shocked then breaking down in happiness to that, its a great moment.
Them doing it Simultaneous might do that but I feel its more likely that would be used as comedy more and take away from the moment.

Plus I do also enjoy the guy being brave and doing it (especially all those wimpy manga/anime guys we usually get lol).

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» Transdude1996 on April 20th, 2020, 8:11am

Quote from SSJR2
It's not about the gender norms or anything, it's just that I always enjoy seeing the girl's reaction to that the most. I really like seeing them shocked then breaking down in happiness to that, its a great moment.
Them doing it Simultaneous might do that but I feel its more likely that would be used as comedy more and take away from the moment.

Plus I do also enjoy the guy being brave and doing it (especially all those wimpy manga/anime guys we usually get lol).

Ditto

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» Utsukushii Yume on April 20th, 2020, 2:28am

Everything with me is, if it makes sense to the plot, then "It doesn't matter."

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» Draggador on April 20th, 2020, 8:02am

We could also have a poll on what kind of setting should be used for confessions/proposals, unless it's already done. Some prefer a sunset backdrop on beach, some prefer a morning at the end of a long struggle, etc.

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» SinsI on April 22nd, 2020, 5:39pm

How about "some third party should do it"?
Have a love rival, friend or parent ask "are you going to get married?" while the couple hasn't even discussed it yet.

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» Katsono on April 22nd, 2020, 6:20pm

There should be an option "I've never seen marriage in a manga except Clannad (wait that was an anime / VN) when I was a kid".

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